Steph Auteri

Steph Auteri writes about sexuality and more for the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, VICE, and other publications. She is the author of A DIRTY WORD and the founder of Guerrilla Sex Ed. You can learn more at Follow her on Instagram: @stephauteri and Twitter: @stephauteri.

8 Books That Expose the Failings of the True Crime Genre

True crime often focuses on only one kind of “ideal victim,” typically a white woman. These books, including Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe, dig deeper into the genre and its failings.

Books About Moms Who Regret Having Children

From runaway moms in fiction to essays about maternal ambivalence and regret, these books break the taboo around regretting motherhood.

Books That Will Scratch Your RESIDENT ALIEN Itch

So you’ve inhaled the TV show and now you want more: fill that alien-shaped hole with these books and stories like Resident Alien, including The Humans by Matt Haig.

Horror Where the Supernatural Takes a Back Seat

Reflecting on the power of messy genre classifications, horror, and why books where the supernatural is in the background are powerful.

On Reading Pandemic Fiction During a Pandemic

One reader explores two years of reading pandemic fiction during a pandemic, and the different roles this genre has played for her.

9 Dark Humor Books to Provoke Your Uneasy Laughter

These dark humor books, including Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour, tackle difficult subject manner with jokes that will leave you laughing despite yourself.

10 Amazing Comic Artists Who Are Selling Their Artwork Online

When you can't get to Artist Alley, buy these comic artists' work through their online stores, carrying prints, pins, clothing, and more.

9 Horror Books for Foodies

Horror’s great for exploring gluttony. But if you crave something you can really sink your teeth into, here’s a list of horror for foodies, including Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda

Is Reader’s Block a Real Thing?

Reading can be harder during stressful times. But is there really such thing as "reader's block"? Here's what the neuroscience has to say.

10 of the Most Interesting Reads of 2021

Love reads that dive deep into important topics and allow you to see the world from a different perspective? Try these interesting reads.