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  1. Truth, Lies, and Videotape at the Kawasaki KmartJailed in Japan for a crime she didn’t commit, a young American teacher learns the meaning of the phrase sho ga nai — “It can’t be helped.”
  2. the outer boroughs
    What Is the Bronx, Anyway?New York’s most elusive borough lags far behind in the city’s identity sweepstakes. But why?
  3. gun control
    Divisiveness Is the Only Constant in America’s Gun-Control DebateA moral or political consensus doesn’t exist anywhere — not even in Newtown. 
  4. first person
    I Gained So Much Weight I Didn’t Recognize MyselfWhat it’s like to go from a size 4 to a size 12 in three months.
  5. Are Threesomes a Gateway Drug to Open Relationships?“Five years into our relationship, I let my boyfriend sleep with another woman.”
  6. essay
    Abdul-Rahman Kassig Is an American Taken Hostage by ISIS. He Is Also My Friend.I haven’t seen him in more than a year. I may never again because ISIS fighters are threatening to kill him.
  7. This Anti-Cellulite Massage Made Me CryFrance’s latest way of making us feel bad.
  8. bag dump
    Ditching My Purse Freed My SpiritFreedom from schlepping. 
  9. how hip-hop failed america
    Questlove on When Black Loses Its CoolThe third in a weekly series of six essays.
  10. how hip-hop failed america
    Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: How Hip-Hop Failed Black America, Part IIThe second in a weekly series of six essays.
  11. guest essay
    When the People Cheer: How Hip-Hop Failed Black AmericaThe first in a weekly series of six essays.
  12. oscar bait
    Where Are the Serious Movies About Non-Suffering Black People?The relentless violence and subjugation depicted in movies about the black experience is exhausting and no longer breaks new ground.
  13. essay
    Is Lady Gaga’s Uplifting Message Diminishing Her Gaga-ness?Inarguably positive but inoffensively mainstream, her ‘Born this Way’ preaching detracts from her breakout avant-garde persona.
  14. essay
    Why the Death of Celebrity Rehab Veteran Mike Starr Makes Laughing at Charlie Sheen HardA writer who observed the heroin-tortured musician during his ‘Rehab’ shoot sees there are predictable consistencies in the behavior of the addicted.