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  1. fiction
    Luster“Then I remember his wife, the coaster eases downwards, and we fall.”
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    Lost in the SystemA day in the life of a homeless single mother.
  3. fiction
    Life Events: A Novel Excerpt“Here I was, joined in mourning with people I had never met before.”
  4. memoir
    Sleeping With Andy WarholIn 1962, a young poet named John Giorno met the Pop Art god, who in turn made him his first superstar. For a little while, they were in love.
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    There’s a Divide in Even the Closest Interracial FriendshipsIncluding ours.
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    How the 2,000-Year-Old Man Was BornThe story of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner’s popular sketch involves a tape recorder, Cary Grant, and Queen Elizabeth.
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    I Tried to Be Twitter-FamousDespite how much I failed, I was convinced I needed to be if I ever wanted to make my mark on the literary world.
  8. memoirs
    How a Restaurant Critic Inspired Me to Become a ChefAn excerpt from the new memoir Rebel Chef.
  9. fiction
    The Vanishing Half“Would they see her for what she was? Or rather, what she wasn’t?”
  10. fiction
    The Conditions of Deliverance“Nothing was better than aligning with one of Vern’s messages from God.”
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    The Last Time We Had SexThere is something vulgar about how careless he is with pleasure.
  12. read with us
    Who Cares If Astrology Isn’t Real?It’s not a science — which is why I love it.
  13. read with us
    Our Mothers, Before UsWhat can we learn from images of the women we never met?
  14. read with us
    Editing My Body“I’d just signed the form that said ‘paid: $6,043.00/male reconstructed chest.’”
  15. read with us
    The Kind of Mother I’d BeBeginning a journey into the science of attachment.
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    The Land’s Dank SecretsLucy will remember the hardness on Ma’s face years later. Was it resolve, or courage, or coldness?
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    Like Any Good Sidekick“Laura could take over as the heroine if the situation demanded it.”
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    A Sharpener of Knives“I typed ‘onion soup’ and ‘how to make into Explorer. I began to despair. I read the recipe. I read it again.”
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    I Promised You a Job, Not a Family“I agree to follow him to his home, and to perform the job of being his mother.”
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    Room at the Table“Grace had the urge to introduce herself again, though that would be insulting.”
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    It’s Relief to Be SeenAn excerpt from Paul Lisicky’s new memoir, Later, about living through the AIDS crisis.
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    The Worst Friend Date I Ever HadI was hoping she was in the market for a new bff.
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    An Oral History of The Office’s Insane Fire Drill EpisodeAn excerpt from Andy Greene’s The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s.
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    Kenny Rogers Was Never Just One Kind of ArtistPop-country owes a debt of gratitude to the late singer and his debut hit “Lucille.”
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    The Night Stephen Curry Burned Down the GardenThe greatest shooter on the planet was on a hot streak, and basketball would never be the same.
  26. ask a boss
    Job Interview Tips: How to Survive 10 Awkward SituationsWhat should you say when you don’t know the answer to a question? How do you explain you were fired?
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    Penny Marshall Hated Working With Barry Sonnenfeld on Big“She truly disliked me as her cinematographer.”
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    The History of Lip-SyncingAn excerpt from Legendary Children: The First Decade of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life.
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    An Everywoman and Her BodyI live in a world of thin people. I interview the famously thin. I know their habits, but I’m also aware that I am not one of them.
  30. fiction
    PicnicAn excerpt from Weather, a new novel about climate dread from the author of Dept. of Speculation.
  31. anniversaries
    Prabal Gurung’s Impossible DreamA new monograph offers a window into the designer’s decade-long journey to achieving his American dream.
  32. can't spell fashun without fun
    A Reminder From Dior: Fashion Should Be FunDior: Moments of Joy captures the brand’s legacy of gaiety.
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    When Carrie Fisher Hung With the SNL CrowdInside the hard-party days that fueled and finished her friendship with John Belushi.
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    My Failed First Day As a CamgirlThere I was, decked out in lingerie, and this dude wanted to talk about pool maintenance.
  35. first person
    The Night She Almost Killed YouIn an excerpt from her new memoir, Carmen Maria Machado begins to realize that her dreamy relationship is actually a nightmare.
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    How Adam Platt Learned to Eat Like a Food CriticAn excerpt from his upcoming memoir The Book of Eating.
  37. the big cheese
    ‘It’s Been One Hell of a Ride’: Robert Evans Looks Back on His Legendary LifeDecades before his death at 89, the Paramount Pictures executive published a notorious account of sex, drugs, and politics in Hollywood.
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    A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali WongAn excerpt from the comedian’s new book, Dear Girls.
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    When Was Diane Keaton the Most Charming in Something’s Gotta Give?An excerpt from Shea Serrano’s new book.
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    How I Helped Hack DemocracyThe Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower on the company’s reckless early days.
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    ‘The Long-Term Survival of Our Civilization Cannot Be Assured’Energy expert Vaclav Smil believes we must walk away from growth to keep the climate stable. Not that he thinks we will.
  42. features
    The City on the 107th FloorWhat it was like to work at Windows on the World.
  43. fiction
    Red at the BoneIn this excerpt from Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, a teenage daughter reckons with her mother’s past.
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    All About BillRead Cathy Horyn’s introduction to Bill Cunningham: On the Street.
  45. politics
    When You’re Not the ‘Pick of the Establishment’8 women on what it’s really like running for office.
  46. first person
    Rick Springer Was an Activist in the World, a Terrorist at HomeMy stepfather was famous because he wanted to stop nuclear bombs, but privately he made our lives a war zone.
  47. book excerpt
    A Party Room and a Prison Cell: Inside the Friends Writer’s RoomIt was like a vampire, forever hungering for fresh blood to suck.
  48. fiction
    ‘On Account of the Beast’In this excerpt from Téa Obreht’s new novel, Inland, a frontierswoman awaits the return of her husband.
  49. book excerpt
    Not Your Grandmother’s Illegal AbortionPeople are training to provide manual vacuum aspirations, “menstrual extractions,” and other methods of abortion as bans proliferate.
  50. first person
    Donald Trump Assaulted Me, But He’s Not Alone on My List of Hideous Men“I made a list of hideous men in my life. It includes the president — who assaulted me in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman 23 years ago.”
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