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  1. first person
    The Best Abortion EverIn the rural county where I live, it used to be impossible to get an abortion. The year I was 41, I needed two of them.
  2. first person
    In Defense of Cousins Who Fall in Love, on Ramy and IRL(Not to be read by any of my cousins.)
  3. religion
    Ramy Can Teach You How to WuduThe Hulu comedy’s stunning first episode, “Between the Toes,” tackles the Muslim politics of cleansing for prayer.
  4. book excerpt
    The Same Story About My MomI am good at stories. I’m also good at indignation.
  5. rainbow brites
    Beige Makes a Case for ItselfIn an exclusive first-time interview.
  6. millennials
    Outsourcing AdulthoodCan you ever really grow up if you don’t do anything for yourself?
  7. first person
    After a Week of Heartbreak, a Parkland Parent Speaks“The community is on edge.”
  8. self reflection
    Should I Give My Daughter Dreadlocks?The idea of my little girl having the same style as me is tempting.
  9. first person
    Should I Stay Pregnant?For me, being pregnant again means being willing to end it.
  10. first person
    On PEN15, Everyone Is (Refreshingly) a BullyThe excellent mid-season episode, “Posh,” plays like a fable about race in American middle schools.
  11. first person
    ‘I Didn’t Want the Killer to Take Everything From Me.’Two mothers of school-shooting victims remember what it was like.
  12. first person
    I Posted the Viral Photo of Angelina Jolie Selling Dog Treats With Her KidsOn the picture that made me reconsider fame, including my own.
  13. it's all relative
    What Brought My Adoptive and Birth Families TogetherLoss showed me the bridge between the two.
  14. first person
    Amber Tamblyn: What Growing Up in Hollywood Taught Me About Boys’ ClubsDecades later, the Oscars are still going to men.
  15. it's all relative
    What I Want to Hand Down to My Daughters, and What I Don’tIt would seem that family is inescapably about inheritances.
  16. it's all relative
    A Family in 6 ActsThe writer Rumaan Alam answers the prompt: What is a family?
  17. it's all relative
    The Family I’ve Strung TogetherI think a family is made up of bits and pieces.
  18. health
    I Was a 4-Year-Old Trapped in a Teenager’s Body“I was all of the things people are when they’re 14 or 15” — except a decade younger.
  19. first person
    Fast Food Deserves Better Than Donald TrumpComedy writer Bill Oakley comes to the defense of fast food after last night’s highly ridiculed White House feast.
  20. first person
    An Uncomfortable InheritanceThe truth about my ancestry was always hiding in plain sight.
  21. first person
    I Make Plays. I Write Criticism. I’m Not My Own Enemy.“The artist–critic war of attrition is boring. It’s a cliché.”
  22. first person
    Comedians and College Students Are Not EnemiesStand-up comedy is not “us versus them.” It is call-and-response.
  23. confessions
    Remembering Condé Nast’s Holiday Lunch: Fake Smiles, Blowouts, Social TerrorFor years, I mistook their glossy, well-calibrated warmth for the real thing.
  24. power
    History Will Recall, George Bush Did Nothing at AllI can’t forget the ways George H.W. Bush failed people with AIDS.
  25. self reflection
    What the Black Church Taught Me About LipstickIt’ll get you through the hardest times.
  26. first person
    Talking to My Toddler About DeathBefore her questions, I considered myself an expert on loss.
  27. in my experience
    I’m a Teacher in a Red State. The Teachers’ Strike Turned My Ballot Blue.I was a lifelong Republican. After seeing how little “trickled down” to my classroom and joining the Oklahoma walkout, I started voting for Democrats.
  28. first person
    We Were in the Kitchen When We Heard Christine Blasey FordMy two young daughters, their dad, and me.
  29. parenthood
    Instagram, My 3-Year-Old Daughter, and MeAm I actually instilling some meaningful lesson about confidence? Or am I just teaching her how to lie?
  30. first person
    Our Sister BeckyWhat if the doctors had listened to her?
  31. #metoo
    What I Know About Jian GhomeshiIt’s exactly what his new essay is trying to make us forget.
  32. 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.
  33. first person
    My 6-Year-Old Thinks My Disability Is Boring“Why does your mom walk like that?” a girl his age asked.
  34. 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!
  35. first person
    I Know Exactly How to Pass the Postpartum Depression QuizFive minutes in the waiting room is all it takes.
  36. 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.
  37. first person
    Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her ChildrenNo other transition in my life has shocked me more.
  38. first person
    Gregg Turkington Speaks Out on the New ‘Popular Film’ Oscars Category“Oscar, you finally got it right.”
  39. 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.
  40. first person
    How to Tell the Bad Men From the Good MenIt wasn’t so simple at age 18, writes Caitlin Moran.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. journeys
    The Truly Magical Thing About Magic Mike Live in Las VegasIt’s not the abs. It’s the friendship.
  44. 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?
  45. 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.
  46. tributes
    Remembering the Magic of Kate SpadeWorking in her store felt like being invited into a dreamed-up world.
  47. new mom
    The Identity Transformation of Becoming a MomPsychologists call it “matrescence.”
  48. 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.”
  49. first person
    Mourning My Mother Through the Bags She Left BehindMy style turned out to be not so different from hers.
  50. 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.”
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