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  1. exclusive
    Dave Chappelle on Prince’s Legacy: ‘He Literally Was a Sign of the Times’Read an excerpt from Chappelle’s liner notes for the Sign o’ the Times reissue.
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    ‘Do You Think I’m Getting Ugly?’An excerpt from Elena Ferrante’s new novel, The Lying Life of Adults, narrated by Marisa Tomei.
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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.
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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.
  5. audiobooks
    Hear Logic Commit Murder in Audiobook Clip From His Debut Novel, SupermarketThe rapper’s debut novel, the dark comedy Supermarket, is out today.
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    I Was Raised by StormBlack Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on how the Marvel heroine influenced his activism.
  7. This Comic Is Like Sliding Doors, Except TerrifyingIce Cream Man is one of the most unsettling series on the market today.
  8. How Sex and the City Landed at HBOIt was a choice between ABC, HBO, or a movie company.
  9. excerpts
    Read Kris Van Assche’s First Interview Since Leaving DiorThe designer opens up to Document Journal.
  10. An Excerpt from ‘TITLE 13,’ by Michael A. Ferro Thirty-seven pages of highly classified TITLE 13 material were reported missing at the Chicago Regional Census Center on Wednesday […]
  11. An Excerpt from ‘Paul Ryan Magazine’: Proust Questionnaire, by Anna Heyward Paul Ryan is the unofficial magazine of the Speaker of the House, brought to you by the team behind The Neu Jorker. Edited by James H. Folta […]
  12. An Excerpt from ‘The Best American Emails,’ by Amanda MeadowsYou’re Invited to a Screening of ~HOCKEY JERKS~ To: amandasjunkmail@ymail.com From: thescreenery@screenery.film Subject: You’re Invited to a […]
  13. 7 Totally-Not-Made-Up Things a Brown Person Has Heard at the OfficeAn excerpt from artist Maria Qamar’s debut book, Trust No Aunty.
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    Why I Risked My Life to Drive in Saudi ArabiaSaudi activist Manal al-Sharif shares the story behind the Women to Drive movement.
  15. An Excerpt from ‘Man vs. Child: One Dad’s Guide to the Weirdness of […] WHAT WILL TODDLERS EAT? Food used to be one of your top five things—remember brunch?—but toddlers ruin food. You try to serve them […]
  16. An Excerpt from ‘Danger…With a Hard G’ by Matthew David Brozik “You won’t mind if I ask to see some identification, I’m sure. It’s precinct policy.” The cheerfulness of the property clerk behind the […]
  17. virtual reality
    Meet Virtual You: How Your VR Self Influences Your Real-Life SelfYour avatar can affect your behavior in the “real” world in some surprising ways. 
  18. book excerpt
    How Back to the Future Replaced Eric StoltzAn excerpt from Caseen Gaines’s We Don’t Need Roads.
  19. Read an Excerpt from Aziz Ansari’s New Book ‘Modern Romance’Aziz Ansari’s new book Modern Romance hits bookstores on June 16th, but today he shared a lengthy excerpt from the book with Time about how his […]
  20. We’re Testing Children on the Wrong ThingsAre we measuring what we want to measure in education?
  21. relationships
    People Overestimate How Much Everyone Else CheatsAnd this incorrect belief could affect our own decision on whether or not to cheat on a partner.
  22. Your Self-Esteem Affects When and How You FlirtIs it smarter to think of the potential costs or potential rewards?
  23. marketing
    A Soda Bottle’s Shape Tricks You Into Buying ItIt’s a concept psychologists call physical fluency, and marketers are taking note. 
  24. relationships
    Going on a Diet With Your Partner Probably Won’t Go So WellPeople are less confident in their own goals when they see others succeeding at those same goals. 
  25. excerpts
    Excerpt: New Game of Thrones CompendiumThe history of Robert’s Rebellion.
  26. social psychology
    Grumpy People Get the Details RightThe surprising upside of negative emotions.
  27. relationships
    Please Don’t Drag Your Partner on A Boring Date NightNo one benefits from this. 
  28. Modern Medicine Changed the Way We Die, and Not Always for the BetterAn excerpt from Atul Gawande’s new book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
  29. The Untold Story of How the Apple Store Cube Landed in MidtownWho came up with the idea of placing a 30-foot square glass cube — the world’s “smallest skyscraper” — in the middle of the GM Building plaza?
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    How Kristen Wiig’s Emotional Saturday Night Live Farewell HappenedAn excerpt from the upcoming expanded edition of the oral history Live From New York.
  31. Read Some New Excerpts from the Updated ‘Live from New York’ BookThe new and extended version of Tom Shales and James Miller’s SNL oral history book Live from New York isn’t out until September 9th, but in […]
  32. ‘SNL’s James Downey on Working with Norm Macdonald and Getting Fired for […]Saturday Night Live has employed hundreds of comedy writers in its four decades on the air, but no writer has been associated with the show […]
  33. excerpts
    Memoirs of a Non-Prom Queen“The ugly duckling myth is sentimental”: An excerpt from The Essential Ellen Willis.
  34. George Carlin on How He Came Up With Material, Advice to Young Comedians, […]I just released an e-book called Conversations with Carlin: An In-Depth Discussion with George Carlin about Life, Sex, Death, Drugs, Comedy, […]
  35. great projects
    Read an Excerpt From Prada’s New International Literary JournalEvery short story features eye glasses.
  36. Read a Bit of Julie Klausner’s New YA NovelThe very funny Julie Klausner has a new young adult novel, Art Girls Are Easy, coming out on e-book tomorrow and in print next month, and […]
  37. No Worries: Chris Gethard’s Awkward Adventure in TijuanaWith the exception of a five-month stint in Los Angeles, I’ve spent my entire life living in New Jersey and Queens, and it shows. I am a […]
  38. Trying to Know Mitch HedbergThe following is excerpted from Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me, specifically the chapter about his experiences touring with his hero, Mitch […]