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  1. reasons to love new york
    Farewell to My Party SpotRemembering late nights, sweaty dance floors, and karaoke with celebrities.
  2. scams
    The Harvard Professor Scam Gets Even WeirderSix other men describe their encounters with the same mysterious Frenchwoman.
  3. power
    The Harvard Professor and the Paternity TrapA law professor who teaches a class on judgment wouldn’t seem like an obvious mark, would he?
  4. true crime
    Remembering the Crime Writer Who Didn’t Live to the Golden State Killer’s Arrest“I so wish Michelle were here to enjoy this moment.”
  5. My Friend Michelle McNamara, the Crime Writer Gone in the DarkRemembering the author, and late wife of comedian Patton Oswalt, on the occasion of the release of her book on her pursuit of the Golden State Killer.
  6. books
    The Acerbic, Unflinching Writing of Samantha IrbyShe took up her confessional writing to “impress a dude” — and wound up marrying a woman. She also picked up a lot of famous fans.
  7. parenting
    Making Kids Feel Safe in a Trump World Isn’t EasyTalking to kids about the election has been tough this week.
  8. motherhood
    I’m White. My 4-Year-Old Son’s Black. How Do We Talk About ‘Bad Guys’?Why did my preschooler ask if a black biker were “bad”?
  9. art
    Catching Up With Jennifer RubellOn food, femininity, family, and art.
  10. How Justin Bieber Saved This KidOur son, Theo, had a mystery illness and kept getting worse. Three things turned the tide: huddles of doctors comparing notes, a lot of blood te […]
  11. tv
    Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever on That Chair Gag“I practiced the hell out of rolling [it].”
  12. deep dives
    Blue Is the Warmest Color and Lesbian Movie SexThe film is just the latest in a decades-long march towards more complex lesbian stories on the big screen.
  13. Motherless QueensJonathan Lethem takes us on a walking tour of the Queens of his new novel ‘Dissident Gardens’—and his memory.
  14. chat room
    OITNB’s Lea DeLaria Hits on Natasha Lyonne“I’ve had a crush on her since Slums of Beverly Hills. I told her that, too, because I’m such an asshole.”
  15. upfronts 2013
    Homeland Casting Directors on Finding Sexy SaulOn Claire Danes: “Her face is expressive, but she also really knows how to be blank sometimes.”
  16. How to Cast a TV DramaHomeland’s two casting directors on how they found their stars.
  17. chat room
    Bobby Cannavale Talks to Himself on the StreetTo the embarrassment of his son.
  18. An Easy SellBobby Cannavale is fresh off a season-long arc on Nurse Jackie, a run on Boardwalk Empire, shooting Woody Allen’s new movie in San Francisco—and […]
  19. obits
    Despite His Trademark Pessimism, David Rakoff Was Hopeful and ResilientRemembering the essayist and “This American Life” contributor, who died this week at 47.
  20. A Hot Ticket, Every NightSeventy-eight days of warm-weather culture.
  21. On Adrienne Rich, 1929–2012“I have nothing but myself / to go by.”
  22. chat room
    Mad Men’s Jessica Paré on ‘Zou Bisou Bisou’ and the Megan-Don Dynamic “I think they’re happy … that’s the most surprising thing about the Don and Megan relationship this season.”
  23. Docteur SpockPamela Druckerman’s forthcoming Bringing Up Bébé is both the successor and antidote to Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother: In a nutshell, this year […]
  24. chat room
    Jennifer Saunders on the Return of Absolutely Fabulous, Smoking on Television, and Bum Knees“I’ve decided now I really am too old to fall over … my knees are shot.”
  25. Still Ab Fab: Jennifer SaundersThe sweetie-darlings are back, Champagne flutes and ciggies at the ready, eurozone crisis be damned, sending up the latest fads, dubious fashion […]
  26. Best PracticesOn House of Lies, Don Cheadle plays a business consultant who’s no Mitt Romney.
  27. QuietThe dumbstruck city.
  28. It’s OK to Eat the ArtHow Jennifer Rubell found her place at the table as an artist—by first catering it.
  29. chat room
    Justin Kirk on the Weeds Backlash, Uncle Andy’s ‘Classic’ Masturbation Monologue, and Missing Toes“I love when someone at the gas station comes up to me and says, ‘Why aren’t you still in Agrestic, man?’”
  30. the vulture transcript
    The Showrunner Transcript: Parks and Recreation’s Michael Schur on Sleep-Fighting and the Secret to the Show’s Sweetness“Poehler can pretty much curse any of the dudes on the show under the table.”
  31. the vulture transcript
    The Showrunner Transcript: 30 Rock’s Robert Carlock on Working on Joey and His Dedication to Joke Density“The life of the show is that Jack becomes more of a person and Liz gets her act together. Beyond that, the real goal of the show is the moral education of Kenneth Parcel, the eventual discovery that he is immortal and the center for a reason we can’t begin to understand.”
  32. Welcome to Her IslandAmy Poehler not only delivered some of the season’s best TV, she is a shameless consumer of it.
  33. chat room
    The Chicago Code’s Jennifer Beals on Trading Her L Word Wardrobe for Polyester BluesOn ‘The L Word’ there was “a lot of talking going on. About everything.”
  34. chat room
    Emmy Rossum on the Hot, Tuna-Sandwich-Tinged Sex of ShamelessMaking a raunchy show with a bunch of sophomoric men isn’t sexy, but it is fun.
  35. obits
    Remembering Phyllis Robinson: The Original Mad Woman“There were women writers before Phyllis, but they wrote about beauty products,” he said. “At DDB, Phyllis had the authority to work on whatever the hell she wanted to, baby.”
  36. Weird ScienceJennifer Coolidge reveals the methods behind her oddball humor, now on Broadway.
  37. chat room
    Joanna Lumley Takes Broadway, Talks Ab Fab Reunion“That’s the staggering, humorous thing about money. If you haven’t got taste, money doesn’t matter: You’ll always look ghastly.”
  38. mad men
    The Evolution of Mad Men’s Peggy OlsonPeggy was a buttoned-up, Brooklyn-born-and-bred 20-year-old Catholic secretary in season one. And now? Wow.
  39. mad men
    Which Mad Men Character Will Drop Acid First?“My name is Peggy Olson, and I’d like to try some lysergic acid diethylamide.”
  40. Boundless BiteSloane Crosley turns her mordant eye to Lisbon, Paris, and beyond in a second collection of essays.
  41. chat room
    Ilene Chaiken on The Real L WordThe show creator talks to us about transitioning from scripted drama to reality TV, the portrayal of lesbians in the media, and the possibility of coming to Brooklyn.
  42. 5. Don’t Sacrifice the Character for the JokeAmy Poehler gets de-cartoonified.
  43. Our Valentine Gift to YouThe delectable charm and erotic pleasure of Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.
  44. Next Stop, Main StreetHa Jin’s new stories go where the new immigrants do: Flushing’s Chinatown.
  45. chat room
    Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss on Peggy OlsonThe actress on Peggy’s horrible taste in men and the storm ahead.
  46. Why So Happy?Barbara Ehrenreich takes on a plague of positive thinking.
  47. Prophets of DoomDelving into the darker side of Wall Street, oil, and conservatism.
  48. Arab in America: Cherien DabisOnetime The L Word writer Cherien Dabis’s convictions far outweigh her fear of obstacles. Raised in the Midwest by a Jordanian mother and a Pale […]
  49. chat room
    Maulik Pancholy on Sex, Weeds, and 30 Rock“It’s like, ‘I have something to say to you and I’m going to say it in song!’”
  50. chat room
    Novelist Binnie Kirshenbaum on The Scenic Route and Life Under the Radar“Women narrators are supposed to be likable, and my characters are not necessarily nice and/or likable. But they are funny.”
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