Riposte, the biannual London-based magazine, will launch its second issue this Thursday. The self-proclaimed “smart magazine for women” will feature essays and interviews with women from a number of creative and technical fields, taking special care to spotlight those less likely to get attention from traditional media sources. Covering a diverse range of issues, from the politics of money-making in the digital-age music industry to Middle Eastern and North African female book publishers, Riposte’s topics transcend those of conventional women’s media.

Each article gives welcome insight into the powerful world of modern women. This issue’s main profile follows the iconic designer Deborah Sussman, who gives an insider look into her West Los Angeles apartment, which she shares with her husband, Paul Prejza. Her home is littered with an expansive collection of art and artefacts from friends, fellow artists, and family—a sure mark of an artist’s life well-spent. Writer L.A. Ronayne takes us back to the sixties with the story of one radical nun named Sister Mary Corita, who made a name for herself with her popular psychedelic screen-printing techniques.

The issue, which contains five “ideas,” four “meetings,” three features, two essays, and one icon,
spotlights Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of the much-talked-about novel Americanah, among others. One enlightening collection of photographs gives a glimpse into life in Bogota, Colombia, entirely from the vantage of women in the changing city. Within the 128-paged glossy magazine lay a nice surprise—a 16-paged baby-pink booklet of poetry by Amy Key with illustrations from Giada Ganassin.

Launching Thursday, the second issue of Riposte will be available for purchase online for North American orders, and all other information can be found on their website.