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  1. #metoo
    What I Know About Jian GhomeshiIt’s exactly what his new essay is trying to make us forget.
  2. first person
    17 Years After 9/11, I’m Still a Terrorist in Hollywood’s EyesThis week, we observe the anniversary of 9/11 and start a new fall TV season. As unconnected as those may seem, they are totally intertwined for me.
  3. first person
    My 6-Year-Old Thinks My Disability Is Boring“Why does your mom walk like that?” a girl his age asked.
  4. first person
    What I’ve Learned Performing Comedy at Over 50 College Campuses“When I started touring universities, my first impression was not Wow, these softies can’t take a joke! It was Oh dear God, they are so young!
  5. first person
    I Know Exactly How to Pass the Postpartum Depression QuizFive minutes in the waiting room is all it takes.
  6. work
    I Refused to Write Steve Bannon’s Bio for The New Yorker FestivalIt’s the only time I’ve ever said no to a task at work.
  7. first person
    Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her ChildrenNo other transition in my life has shocked me more.
  8. first person
    Gregg Turkington Speaks Out on the New ‘Popular Film’ Oscars Category“Oscar, you finally got it right.”
  9. first person
    The Kinds of Monsters I Used to DateIt’s hardest to contend with men whose main focus is to not seem like a monster.
  10. first person
    How to Tell the Bad Men From the Good MenIt wasn’t so simple at age 18, writes Caitlin Moran.
  11. first person
    Ghost KnifeSometimes I feel a knife floating above my right shoulder. I know it’s not real, but I want to know what it means.
  12. 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.
  13. journeys
    The Truly Magical Thing About Magic Mike Live in Las VegasIt’s not the abs. It’s the friendship.
  14. father's day
    I Had No Idea What Fatherhood Was Going to be LikeWhat was it about the baby that was so time-consuming, so life-consuming?
  15. first person
    On 10 Years of the New New-Music Scene, and 30 Years of My OwnAs the city has become more global, I have watched the music world get healthier, more complex, and less hermetic.
  16. tributes
    Remembering the Magic of Kate SpadeWorking in her store felt like being invited into a dreamed-up world.
  17. new mom
    The Identity Transformation of Becoming a MomPsychologists call it “matrescence.”
  18. new mom
    Three Dads on Sex With New Moms“The downward spiral of our sex life does make me frustrated with the marriage and pretty angry — not at her, but at the situation.”
  19. first person
    Mourning My Mother Through the Bags She Left BehindMy style turned out to be not so different from hers.
  20. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part IV“Once I crossed some sort of medical threshold of birth security, I felt expansive and powerful.”
  21. remembrances
    Gail Sheehy: What Tom Wolfe Taught Me About Reporting“You have to be brave.”
  22. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part III“I craved peach gummy candies from the gas station, and ate them by the bagful.”
  23. first person
    Dressing for Church Taught Me Everything I Know About Fashion“Sunday best” means more than the Met Gala to me.
  24. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part II“I was hugely with child — with children — and the dome of my belly measured weeks ahead of a singleton pregnancy.”
  25. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part I“Sometimes I felt enormously beautiful, like Venus herself arising from the sea, and sometimes I felt just enormous.”
  26. skin care
    I Love Putting Chemicals on My FaceBut recently, I got pregnant.
  27. self reflection
    Tattoos Are About Change“Why would you do that to your body?” “That’s not going to look good at 70.” These are the things strange men say to tattooed women.
  28. first person
    The Doctor Is a Woman: Sloane Crosley Considers the Prospect of ParenthoodIn this essay from her new book Look Alive Out There, Sloane Crosley reckons with what the future holds.
  29. first person
    Was My Joke the Final Nail in Fifth Harmony’s Coffin?No. The thing about Fifth Harmony is that we never should’ve had a Fifth Harmony.
  30. sex negative
    The Time I Almost Lost My Job for Having Sex at Work“I was really into it — the little hint of danger was exciting. That’s when I heard the front door open.”
  31. women of the world
    What It’s Like to Be a Legal Sex Worker in New Zealand“Because my work is legal, if anything goes wrong, the police have to help.”
  32. how to raise a boy
    The Stories My Sons and I ShareAbout Chloe Kim, Dude Perfect, Tiger Parents, and our own family.
  33. married women
    What Happens When a Married Woman Goes on Tinder?I didn’t know what to expect. What I found made me want more.
  34. how to raise a boy
    My Son Loves GunsHow much about violence do I want him to understand?
  35. first person
    Before I Embraced My Brownness, I Tried to Lighten My SkinThe whitener really worked, but at what cost?
  36. evangelicalism
    What It’s Like To Experience Gay Conversion Therapy“The pastor was inches away from my face, screaming for the demon to get out.”
  37. first person
    TransitionMy surgeries were a bridge across realities, a spirit customizing its vessel to reflect its nature.
  38. get a hobby
    Do You Like Under the Tuscan Sun? Drinking Wine? Take Up Pasta MakingI roll and I knead. I become a craftsman. I am the Geppetto of pasta.
  39. power
    I Started the Media Men ListMy name is Moira Donegan.
  40. appreciations
    The New Essence Is a Salon-Chair Dream Come TrueThe return of all-black ownership of the magazine is coming at exactly the right time.
  41. first person
    The Gift of LonelinessA single woman’s secret to surviving the holiday season alone.
  42. literature
    What I Learned After Lorin Stein Published My StoryA lesson in power, sex, and fiction.
  43. hobbies
    The Time-Wasting Magic of Online Real Estate Listings“Redfin is Tinder for married people,” as one friend put it.
  44. sex ed
    Men Don’t Get to Decide What Counts As ‘Sex’Does America know what sex is? After the past week, I’m not so sure.
  45. tv
    On Loving and Hating Louis C.K.It was always a percentages game with him.
  46. Why I Haven’t Said #MeTooI didn’t have a choice then, but I have one now.
  47. first person
    More Than Vineyards Were Lost in the California FiresLast month, I watched the place I’m from burn down.
  48. compromises
    The Things I Shrugged Off Then, Horrify Me Now“I’m not ashamed about wanting a career, but I can’t look back at some of my actions without wincing.”
  49. sex negative
    Worst Sex Ever: ‘The Biggest Dick I’d Ever Seen’“I told my colleague that I had to cut out early to go see a man about his very large dick. It was my Mount Everest, and I intended to climb it.”
  50. nostalgia
    Farewell to the Most Sparkly Sacred Place in New YorkLong before crystals were trendy, the Hall of Gems and Minerals was a haven for kids.
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