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    Inside One of the Last Bohemian Homes in Hotel ChelseaArtist Gerald DeCock takes the Cut’s Wendy Goodman on a tour of his deliriously colorful loft in the storied hotel.
  2. sesame street
    Chatting With Elmo About His (Not Too) Late Night DebutA very special Zoom call with Sesame Street’s newest talk show host.
  3. How Epidemics Made NYC BetterThe city’s hard lessons from yellow fever, cholera, tuberculosis, and AIDS.
  4. Meet the NYC Restaurant Workers Still Working Throughout the Shutdown“The reality is, we can’t do this forever.”
  5. Advice from Italian Parents on Lockdown“Everyone is going nuts, so you’re not alone.”
  6. How New Yorker Illustrator Liana Finck Gets It DoneA daily jog past a dog park does wonders.
  7. design hunting
    Inside One of the Last Bohemian Homes in Hotel ChelseaArtist Gerald DeCock takes the Cut’s Wendy Goodman on a tour of his deliriously colorful loft in the storied hotel.
  8. The Great British Baking Show’s Kim-Joy Works Her Magic on Store-bought CookiesKim-Joy on the Great British Baking Show’s demanding shooting schedule, the worst thing Paul Hollywood ever said to her, and mental health.
  9. How Raveena Aurora Gets It DoneThe Indian-American singer on her new album Lucid, being a musician of color, and favorite chai spot in the city.
  10. doing the most
    How Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz Gets It DoneThe Gourmet Makes host on fridge organization, self-care, and staying sane on set.
  11. doing the most
    How Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz Gets It DoneThe Gourmet Makes host on fridge organization, self-care, and staying sane on set.
  12. The 13 Most Withering Insults on ‘Big Little Lies’Oh no she didn’t.
  13. Collector Dr. Joy Simmons Takes Us Inside Her Art-Filled L.A. HomeDr. Joy Simmons’s home is a gorgeous homage to some of the country’s best contemporary African-American art.
  14. Padma Lakshmi Thinks Top Chef Is the Best Reality Show on TV“We don’t compare ourselves to other shows.”
  15. Phoebe Robinson Isn’t Ruling Out More ‘2 Dope Queens’Also, she loves Lizzo!
  16. What Does Sex and Intimacy Look Like for New Parents? | Sex ProbzWhen there’s a baby in the bedroom, new parents have to get a little more creative.
  17. I Want to Role-Play With My Partner Without Making It WeirdA wannabe dominatrix gets schooled on role-playing 101.
  18. I Don’t Want to Sexile My College Roommate! | Sex ProbzNYU student and model Julian Ruiz dates in the city but shares a dorm room — which can sometimes get awkward. Our Sex Probz hosts help him out.
  19. I’m Kinky But Broke. Where Do I Start? | Sex ProbzStand-up comic Zach Zimmerman wants to explore the world of kink without having to shell out for luxury floggers. Our Sex Probz hosts show him how.
  20. How Do I Keep Things Sexy in a Long-Distance Relationship? | Sex ProbzTea Jarrett, a Brooklynite, needs help keeping things spicy in her long-distance relationship. Sex Probz hosts Francisco and Lola are here to help.
  21. I’m Disabled. How Can I Improve My Sex Life? | Sex ProbzIn this episode of Sex Probz, hosts Francisco and Lola help Mira, a below-knee amputee and tattoo artist in Brooklyn, enhance her sex and dating life.
  22. The Hunt for NYC’s Best RamenNew York restaurant critic Adam Platt and his daughter Penelope sound off on Ichiran’s tonkotsu ramen and Niche’s smoked salmon mazemen.
  23. This Body-Paint Artist Transforms People (& Ariana Grande) Into 2-D PaintingsAlexa Meade’s vibrant, viral artwork treats the real world as her canvas, instead of relegating it to one.
  24. These Plus-Sized Yogis Made Yoga Their Own“Instructors in regular yoga classes never knew what to do with me.”
  25. Will Rainbow-Colored Teeth Ever Become a Thing?These tooth-polish fans make their case.
  26. Radical Beauty: The Beard Society of New Jersey Is Hairy AF“Eating and drinking is a challenge.”
  27. What It’s Like to be Addicted to Sex and Porn“Shame made me feel awful about myself, but it was also a sexual necessity.”
  28. What It’s Like to Have a Body That’s Literally Falling Apart“Having Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is like being trapped in a house on fire.”
  29. What It’s Like to See 100 Million Colors“I see rainbows in water and snow and fog.”
  30. Radical Beauty: Meet the Living Dolls of NYC“We’re the misfits of the misfits.”
  31. What It’s Like Having Lifelong Insomnia“It’s a condition of profound loneliness.”
  32. What It’s Like to Have Mirror Touch SynesthesiaJoel Salinas is a doctor who can literally feel your pain.
  33. What It’s Like to Live With Chronic AnxietyIt’s messy, but as Sarah Wilson says, it can be beautiful.
  34. What It’s Like to Have Incurable, Unrequited LovePsychologist Frank Tallis details his experience treating a woman with erotomania, a rare, delusional condition.
  35. What It’s Like to Detest the Sound of People EatingChewing, lip smacking, and even loud breathing can trigger deep anxiety and rage in people with misophonia.
  36. What It’s Like to Control My Nightmares With Lucid DreamingI’ve escaped death and dealt with loss, all while sleeping.
  37. This Artist Blows Glass Into Surreal, Organic SculpturesJeff Zimmerman’s sculptures seem to drip and ooze, even in cold glass form.
  38. This Artist Transforms Dead Animals Into Ethereal CreaturesThe Victorian art of taxidermy lives on in Divya Anantharaman’s Brooklyn studio.
  39. Inside the Happiest Corner of the Internet With Instagram’s ASMR DarlingsSlimes, hot knives, and lipstick smashing — what’s not to love?
  40. This Artist Bends Neon Into Life-Size Sculptures of Wicked WomenAnd we’re all here for it.
  41. original video
    This Japanese Artist’s Rope-Bondage Performance Straddles S&M and ArtKinoko Hajime is one of Japan’s foremost practitioners of kinbaku-bi, which translates to “the beauty of tight binding.”
  42. nyc stories
    NYC Stories: David Harbour Has a Run-in With Scary Christopher WalkenWatch the Stranger Things actor recount a memorable incident involving Othello, Christopher Walken, and a sprightly squirrel.
  43. This Artist Stocked an Entire Supermarket With 31,000 Felt SculpturesWe particularly love the smiling ribeye steaks and squishy sushi.
  44. original video
    This Artist’s Giant Yarn Sculptures Explode With ColorArtist Liz Collins loves color so much she once ate a crayon. Now, she channels her artistic tendencies through larger-than-life textile sculptures.
  45. NYC Stories: Molly Ringwald Gets a Taste of NYC’s S&M UnderbellyWhen 14-year-old Molly Ringwald came to New York to shoot The Tempest, she didn’t expect an initiation into the city’s … darker side.
  46. This Artist Sculpts Human & Animal Blood Into Striking Works of ArtFrom his studio in Queens, New York, Jordan Eagles preserves blood in resin to make striking, life-size sculptures.
  47. NYC Stories: Bill Hader and Henry Winkler Have Ridiculous Memories of NYCBill Hader and Henry Winkler, stars of HBO hit Barry, have each experienced love and hate in New York City—but not in the ways you’d imagine.
  48. NYC Stories: Bill Hader and Henry Winkler Have Ridiculous Memories of NYCBill Hader and Henry Winkler, stars of HBO hit Barry, have each experienced love and hate in New York City—but not in the ways you’d imagine.
  49. Sex Educators React to Hollywood’s Sex ScenesThey’re not impressed by the peach in Call Me by Your Name.
  50. How to Clean a Dinosaur at NYC’s Museum of Natural HistoryYou’ll need a jet pack, a crane, and a can-do attitude.
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