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  1. book excerpt
    My Heartbreak WorkbookSomewhere, between my troubles and attempts to fix them, I will find myself.
  2. the bigger picture
    This Solange-Approved Photographer Is Releasing a BookA first look at Carlota Guerrero’s Tengo un Dragón Dentro del Corazón.
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    What My Mother AteI remember her taste clearly because that was how my mother loved you, in subtle observations of what brought joy.
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    A New York Window Washer Who, After 28 Years, Still Thinks About Falling“We are always listening for strange sounds on the scaffold.”
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    The Healer That Real-Estate Agents Call to Clear Their Cursed Apartments“It looks like I’m just walking around mumbling to myself. I don’t put on a big show, like they do on TV.”
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    The Things a New York Elevator Repairman Has Seen (and Smelled)Heaps of dead mice, sludge everywhere, and sometimes “a blast of piss gas right up in your face.”
  7. beginnings
    I Love Interior Design Because of My MotherShe taught me the value of decorating a home with authenticity.
  8. excerpt
    ‘Do You Think I’m Getting Ugly?’An excerpt from Elena Ferrante’s new novel, The Lying Life of Adults, narrated by Marisa Tomei.
  9. modest proposals
    The Case for Adding 672 Million More AmericansA population of a billion would (maybe?) solve all the country’s problems.
  10. science of us
    How to Stop Reliving Embarrassing MemoriesThe science and psychology of the cringe attack.
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    ‘Would You Be My Kiss‑in Partner?’During a protest at Harvard, Josh Oppenheimer’s kiss shook me into the awareness that I was not quite a man.
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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.”
  14. 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?
  15. fiction
    ‘I Was 15 and He Was 42’Chapter one of My Dark Vanessa, the debut novel from Kate Elizabeth Russell.
  16. the bigger picture
    100 Years of Hygge, IlluminatedThe rich history of Danish lighting design from 1920 to now.
  17. the bigger picture
    A Love Letter to MexicoFrom the former director of Elle España.
  18. the bigger picture
    Before There Were Instagram Filters, There Was Kodachrome700,000 anonymous photo slides form a nostalgic picture of mid-century domesticity.
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    When Playwright Jeremy O. Harris Met Artist Jordan Wolfson“Everyone’s queer for clout now.”
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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.
  21. science of us
    How to Be SociableIt’s harder than it sounds.
  22. fiction
    Period, Ellipsis, Full StopWhat happens when your new start comes to a halt?
  23. the internet is for porn
    How Smartphones Got a Conservative Nation Hooked on PornIn 2012, three Indian politicians were forced to step down after they were caught watching porn during a session of Parliament.
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    The Genderqueer Tale of “Take a Walk on the Wild Side”’s Jackie Curtis“I’m not a boy, not a girl — I’m just me, Jackie.”
  25. book excerpt
    How Chris Gethard Learned to Stop Trying to Fit In and Just Do His Own ThingAn excerpt from Gethard’s new book Lose Well.
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    The Making (and Unmaking) of Paul’s BoutiqueThe Beastie Boys made a masterpiece. And then they were foiled by Donny Osmond.
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    The Story Behind the Friends Classic, ‘The One With the Embryos’More widely known as the one with the trivia contest, it’s touted as either the all-time greatest episode of Friends, or a close runner-up.
  28. interview
    Jonah Hill and Michael Cera Get Real About Love, Superbad, and Their Teen Years“I have this footage of us from the Superbad press tour and even watching that and looking at myself when I was like 19, it’s really disturbing.”
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    Eric Idle on the Enduring, Powerful Legacy of the Song He Wrote As a JokeHow Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” took on a life of its own.
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    How Hiring a Superstar Wrecked New York City OperaThe board thought Gerard Mortier would save the company. Instead, its promises to him doomed it.
  31. beginnings
    I Love Interior Design Because of My MotherShe taught me the value of decorating a home with authenticity.
  32. cartoons
    Graydon Carter Has a Real Talent for Drawing NosesSee his cartooning debut, in Esquire.
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    The Last Days of the Real LolitaAn excerpt from Sarah Weinman’s new book tells what happened to Sally Horner after the kidnapping that helped inspire Nabokov’s novel.
  34. science of us
    Fainting Is a Pretty Weird Thing for a Body to DoIt’s crazy if you think about it (and I have).
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    The City Born in a DayNew York wasn’t built in a day, but Oklahoma City was, in a bizarre but uniquely American government-sanctioned raid known as the Land Run.
  36. the true crime wave
    Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy With the Rolling Stones at AltamontIn just a few fateful minutes, the ideals of the ’60s unraveled.
  37. select all
    The Company That Invented the iPhone in 1990How a group of ex-Apple employees went from insanely great to greatly insane, accidentally inspiring a generation in the process.
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    Parker Posey’s Life in Christopher Guest MoviesIn an excerpt from her new memoir, You’re on an Airplane, the actress reflects on Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and Guest’s zen talents.
  39. science of us
    You’ll Be Happier at Work If Your Job Meets These Two Psychological NeedsOur brains aren’t solely concerned with satisfying basic, organic needs.
  40. science of us
    What I Learned From Interviewing All the Women I Know About Their OrgasmsWhat would they want a partner to know?
  41. The Story Behind H. Jon Benjamin’s Failed Children’s Show, Midnight Pajama Jam“As we kept doing the show, our audience didn’t exactly swell.”
  42. Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living SlavesIn 1931, she sought to publish an important piece of American history. Instead that oral history languished in a vault. Until now.
  43. science of us
    How Scientists Invented a Test to Measure Hurt Feelings“We found social pain could be as strongly felt as physical pain.”
  44. science of us
    When the Hidden Problem With Your Sex Life Is ADHDAs a sex therapist, I see it all the time.
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    The Untold Story of Jaime Levy, Punk-Rock Cyber-Publishing PioneerHow a punk-rock kid from L.A. created some of the coolest publications of the 1990s.
  46. science of us
    The Vampire Movie Obsession That Made Me Reconsider How I Felt About PornLearning the boundaries of healthy escapism through Twilight.
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    Selling Crack to Children: Inside the Silicon Valley Grift Machine“Without rampant, unchecked fraud, I came to realize, the entire digital media business would collapse.”
  48. science of us
    Changing My Style to Mask My Health IssuesAfter major surgery, I had a newfound need for people to find me attractive.
  49. science of us
    What People Who Are ‘Lucky in Love’ All Have in CommonAccording to a behavioral scientist.
  50. it’s complicated
    Being in My First Adult Relationship Meant Learning How to FightIt took me a while figure out that conflict wasn’t the sign of an impending breakup.
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