Dina Gachman
Dina Gachman is the author of the book Brokenomics and her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Marie Claire, Salon, and Refinery29.

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12 Groundbreaking Books That Miffed The Censors

Imagine if a classic like Lady Chatterley’s Lover was suddenly banned for being obscene, and you couldn’t read it or write about its feminist themes in your Modernist Literature class. How scary would...
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13 Of The Most Romantic Books Ever Written

Even the most hardened cynic will occasionally shed a tear when confronted with a sweeping romantic book, in which characters just can’t get enough of each other or they’re torn apart by fate or time ...
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10 Erotic Books Sexier Than 'Fifty Shades'

My sister, like many people, read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy — twice. She went on vacation and reported back that “every single female on the beach” was reading them, too. Judging by the massive...
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10 Inspiring Quotes From Shonda Rhimes’ New Book

From the outside, it seems like Shonda Rhimes could just strut into any room and own it. As the creator of Scandal,
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How To Explain NaNoWriMo To Your Friends

It’s that time of year again, when #NaNoWriMo takes over your Twitter feed and writers all over the world embark on a physical, psychological, and emotional journey that will push them to the limit an...
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10 Books Movie-Lovers Need ASAP

Do you love it when the lights go down in the movie theater and the music swells? Do you become apoplectic when you realize you’re late and you might miss the trailers (like the one for
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10 Books For Aspiring Filmmakers

Filmmaking is a tough gig. It might look glamorous from the outside, like directors and writers and producers spend their days cackling over champagne with Jennifer Lawrence and
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A New Book About Real Witches in America

The first sentence of Alex Mar’s new book Witches of America is the very cryptic, “Witches are gathering.” She goes on to explain, “They are gathering for the season of death, the days leading up to t...
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Patti Smith Should Be Your Hero, And Here's Why

She’s been called the "Godmother of Punk" and a "Punk Poet Laureate." She’s a style icon, an award-winning writer, a muse, a romantic, and a rock 'n' roll legend. Basically, Patti Smith is an all-Amer...
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6 Truths About College Friendship in 'The Clasp'

If you’ve read her hilarious books I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, you’re probably freaking out about the October release of Sloane Crosley’s debut novel,
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12 Books That'll Make You Feel Good This Fall

As the wise and cheeky Brit comedian-actor-writer Stephen Fry once said, “Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.” Sometimes, the more you know, the more miserable you are, and if you’re i...
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How To Love Someone Who Hates Reading

It seems impossible. How could you, a devoted, passionate book nerd, fall for someone whose idea of reading is scanning the cable guide for an episode of American Pickers or
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Mindy Kaling's Best Advice For You

She met President Obama and FLOTUS, her show The Mindy Project just premiered on Hulu, and somehow in between all this craziness,
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13 Of The Best Library Scenes In Movies

It’s weird watching older movies that show things like giant fax machines, doctors smoking cigarettes while talking to patients, and teary, romantic airport goodbyes right there at the gate to get on ...
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10 Books For TV-Lovers

The VMAs are over, so it’s time to focus on the next red carpet: the 2015 Emmy Awards. Granted, they don’t have
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10 Ways To Survive A Relationship With A Writer

Before I came along, my husband had never in his life dated a writer. We live in Los Angeles, so he’d encountered the occasional singer or actress, of course, but I was the first real, live, ever-so-s...
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12 Books About Ballet And The Dark Side Of Dance

Whenever the dance world is portrayed onscreen, things get real dramatic, super-quick. Think about
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16 Books That Were Just As Good On Screen

The most typical reaction to seeing the movie version of a beloved piece of literature is probably, “Argh! The book was so much better…” You fell in love (or lust) with the characters on the page and ...
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15 Writers On Beauty And Body Image

The history of literature is full of poems, stories, and epics celebrating youth, beauty, and gorgeous women with the patience of saints who wait around knitting until their husbands come home from tr...
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10 Felicia Day Quotes You Need In Your Life

“This isn’t a typical lady memoir,” writes Felicia Day in her new memoir You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). And she’s right: these 10
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