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    ‘Imagine a Woman Like Barbara Walters … and I’m the New Bitch There’Jenny McCarthy on her year from hell on The View.
  2. fiction
    Period, Ellipsis, Full StopWhat happens when your new start comes to a halt?
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    Almost Nothing in Arthur ‘Weegee’ Fellig’s Greatest Photo Happened by Accident“With this picture,” he said, “I matured as a photographer and human being.”
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    Jennifer Aniston Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Break-upsIf Jen could be okay breaking it off with Brad Pitt and staying friends (allegedly), then I could be okay.
  5. remembering karl
    I Tried Karl Lagerfeld’s DietLosing weight with the designer’s regimen of Diet Coke and burnt quail.
  6. first person
    ‘I Didn’t Want the Killer to Take Everything From Me.’Two mothers of school-shooting victims remember what it was like.
  7. the matrix
    What We Can Learn About Gender From The MatrixTrans women have claimed it as an allegory for gender transition since at least 2012. But allegorically is the least interesting way to read anything.
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    Rick Rubin and the Early Days of Hip-hop in New York CityAn excerpt from the book Walk This Way: Run DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever 
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    Why Perfection Doesn’t Equal HappinessReshma Saujani’s Brave, Not Perfect explores the confusing, inconsistent, and impossible standards women set for themselves.
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    My Tumultuous Time at the New York TimesJill Abramson on her lessons in journalism — and management — from editing the New York Times during the great digital disruption.
  11. fiction
    Now Wait for This WeekA short story about bad men, rich roommates, and adult birthdays.
  12. first person
    An Uncomfortable InheritanceThe truth about my ancestry was always hiding in plain sight.
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    Does Tony Live or Die at the End of The Sopranos?Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall debate TV’s most famous ending.
  14. appreciations
    SpongeBob SquarePants and the Indestructible Faith of ImaginationAlways hold on to your magic pencil, kids, and remember that mayonnaise is not an instrument.
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    The Oral History of ‘San Junipero’How Black Mirror made its most hopeful story, as told by its creators and stars.
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    There Will Never Be a Man As Perfect As The Office’s Jim HalpertAn excerpt from Lane Moore’s new book How to Be Alone.
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    Was Architect Philip Johnson a Nazi Spy?A decade before he grew famous for his Glass House, he was enthusiastically at home in the Third Reich.
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    The Genderqueer Tale of “Take a Walk on the Wild Side”’s Jackie Curtis“I’m not a boy, not a girl — I’m just me, Jackie.”
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    A Tribe Called Quest and the Art of the MixtapeAn excerpt from Hanif Abdurraqib’s book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
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    How Chris Gethard Learned to Stop Trying to Fit In and Just Do His Own ThingAn excerpt from Gethard’s new book Lose Well.
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    The Making (and Unmaking) of Paul’s BoutiqueThe Beastie Boys made a masterpiece. And then they were foiled by Donny Osmond.
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda Wrote a Poem Just for You“I wanted to wish you good morning.”
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    Ellie Kemper Is a Rooster and a WarriorAn excerpt all about SoulCycle from Kemper’s new book My Squirrel Days.
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    The Story Behind the Friends Classic, ‘The One With the Embryos’More widely known as the one with the trivia contest, it’s touted as either the all-time greatest episode of Friends, or a close runner-up.
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    How Phoebe Robinson Hustled Her Way Out of $65,000 in DebtShe calls it the “seven‑year‑debt saga.”
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    Eric Idle on the Enduring, Powerful Legacy of the Song He Wrote As a JokeHow Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” took on a life of its own.
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    How Hiring a Superstar Wrecked New York City OperaThe board thought Gerard Mortier would save the company. Instead, its promises to him doomed it.
  28. beginnings
    I Love Interior Design Because of My MotherShe taught me the value of decorating a home with authenticity.
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    The Object Joss Whedon Will Never Let GoAs seen in an excerpt from the new book What We Keep.
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    The Deals Behind Steven Spielberg’s Biggest YearHow Michael Ovitz helped get Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List made.
  31. the body politic
    American Women Are Furious — and It’s Changing Our Country ForeverFemale anger could save our democracy. It’s not the first time.
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    The Last Days of the Real LolitaAn excerpt from Sarah Weinman’s new book tells what happened to Sally Horner after the kidnapping that helped inspire Nabokov’s novel.
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    How BoJack Horseman Got MadeAn oral history of TV’s favorite alcoholic, narcissistic, self-destructive talking horse.
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    I Was Raised by StormBlack Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on how the Marvel heroine influenced his activism.
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    The Conspiracist Manual That Influenced a Generation of RappersHow Behold a Pale Horse found its way to the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, Busta Rhymes, Tupac Shakur, NAS, and more.
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    Death, Grief, and Comedy With Adam Cayton-HollandAn excerpt from his new book, Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-comic Memoir.
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    Guy Branum Wants to See More Real Fat People on TVAn excerpt from his new memoir, My Life as a Goddess.
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    Parker Posey’s Life in Christopher Guest MoviesIn an excerpt from her new memoir, You’re on an Airplane, the actress reflects on Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and Guest’s zen talents.
  39. motherhood
    When Writers Become MothersAnd how my own mother helped me become both.
  40. first person
    Novelist Deborah Levy Remembers Her Fearless Mother’s Last DaysIn this excerpt from her new memoir, The Cost of Living, Deborah Levy recounts her fearless mother’s life and death.
  41. art
    Henry Taylor’s Wild Heart Can’t Be BrokenEven after a star turn at last year’s Whitney Biennial, the art world still wants to see the master painter as an outsider.
  42. How Sex and the City Landed at HBOIt was a choice between ABC, HBO, or a movie company.
  43. The Story of Harold Ramis and Amy Heckerling’s Secret Daughter“You know that married asshole that gets Kirstie Alley’s character pregnant and then won’t leave his wife?”
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    The Story of How Retta Screwed Up Her Audition for Effie in Dreamgirls“I did not win an Oscar but I learned a valuable lesson.”
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    The Story of Robin Williams’s Last Night With John Belushi“He could hardly stand up, and yet he could play the guitar to perfection.”
  46. new mom
    What If We Told Women the Truth About What Birth Can Do to Their Bodies?Pelvic pain and pelvic floor disorders are common after childbirth, but they are not normal.
  47. book excerpt
    Ally Sheedy on Her Experience With Hollywood Sexism and Why It Will Never Change“I hope it changes. I hope I’m wrong. I’m not holding my breath.”
  48. ask a boss
    Job Interview Tips: How to Survive 10 Awkward SituationsWhat should you say when you don’t know the answer to a question? How do you explain you were fired?
  49. parenthood
    Can Scientists Tell Me If I’m a Good Mom?What happened when a team of neuroscientists observed my daughter and me.
  50. select all
    The Untold Story of Jaime Levy, Punk-Rock Cyber-Publishing PioneerHow a punk-rock kid from L.A. created some of the coolest publications of the 1990s.
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