The XX Factor

Double X and Guernica Meet-Up In New York

Dear Double X readers in NY: Tomorrow is your chance to meet with Double X writers and editors in person. We’re co-hosting a meet-up with Guernica , the excellent online literary magazine of politics and culture, from 6 to 10 pm at Le Poisson Rouge at 158 Bleecker Street (please rsvp here ). Come join us and raise a glass to celebrate our recent launch. And check out Guernica beforehand if you haven’t already. This issue (pleasingly to us XXers) focuses on some smart, independent women: There’s a fabulous interview with Geek Love author Katherine Dunn about what drew her to boxing, among other things; a moving excerpt from Katherine Russell Rich’s memoir , Dreaming in Hindi , about traveling to India after a remission from stage 4 breast cancer; and a revealing interview with correspondent Michaela Wrong about corruption in Kenya . (Plus, we like the pretty pink looping design that pops up when you scroll over the site logo.)