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  1. profile
    Sarah Schulman’s Good ConflictThe world is consumed by violent fights and hostile disagreements. The author and activist sees a way out of them.
  2. movies
    Amy Seimetz’s Mirror WorldsIn her new absurdist thriller, She Dies Tomorrow, the director-actress dares to think the unthinkable.
  3. profile
    Julián Castro and the ‘Timeless’ Policing CrisisPolicing reform was the centerpiece of his failed campaign. Now, it’s all anyone is talking about.
  4. encounter
    ‘We Saw This Problem Coming’Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman to ever serve in Congress, on remote legislating during a pandemic.
  5. profile
    Who’s Afraid of Ziwe Fumudoh?For guests who dare to appear on the comedian’s Instagram Live show, the question is not if you are racist, but how.
  6. profile
    Michaela the DestroyerHow a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the year’s most sublimely unsettling show.
  7. movies
    Gina Prince-Bythewood, the Quiet StormThe director’s The Old Guard is an unlikely superhero film, both patient and intimate. But she’s always been uncompromising.
  8. art and soul
    The Textile Artist Who’s Always Known How to Care for HerselfBillie Zangewa on strength, femininity, and the healing nature of domesticity.
  9. profile
    Alia Shawkat, Through the Looking GlassWhat the Search Party actress has learned from her tabloid year.
  10. in conversation
    Joel Schumacher on His Colleagues, His Critics, and His Sex LifeAfter five decades in Hollywood, the late director had plenty of stories — but he wasn’t one to kiss and tell.
  11. profiles
    Padma Lakshmi, Scars and AllThe Top Chef host gives a very personal food tour of New York City.
  12. profile
    The Lines We Cross for ArtJosephine Decker on Shirley, her years working with Joe Swanberg in the mumblecore scene, and the boundaries between director and actor.
  13. profile
    Summertime SadnessHaim returns with an album begging you to sob on the dance floor with it.
  14. documentary
    This 107-Year-Old Viral-Star Grandma Has Some Advice for YouIn her second century, Louise “Nonnie” Bonito is still making meatballs and refusing to dwell on the negative.
  15. the longest lives
    One of the Last Greenwich Village Bohemians Turns 100 in QuarantineVincent Livelli once seduced Anaïs Nin and is why Clement Greenberg knew the rumba. He’s still holding court off Washington Square Park.
  16. the longest lives
    ‘Those Were Memorable Times. But I Don’t Want to Live There.’Jazz musician Reggie Workman played with John Coltrane, won a Guggenheim at 82, and can’t wait to get back to rehearsal.
  17. encounter
    The Woman Tasked With Saving the Subway Is Still Commuting on ItSarah Feinberg took over the city’s transit in a state of emergency – and controversy.
  18. profile
    Surviving It AllShe’s 92, made it through the Holocaust, and set off for a cruise around the world in February.
  19. profile
    Hong Chau Doesn’t Need Your Approval“I don’t task myself with changing minds or being understood anymore.”
  20. profile
    In Case of Emergency, Read Olivia LaingFrom The Lonely City to Funny Weather, the author writes to find a path forward through pain.
  21. the diy queen
    Of Course Charli XCX Invented the Quarantine AlbumIf this is how we party now, pop’s reigning futurist is here for it.
  22. prophetic pop
    Matty Healy, Reformed Asshole (Sort Of)The 1975’s front man wants a clean slate.
  23. r&b's mvp
    Kehlani Is Ready to Give You Something to Talk AboutThe singer on her new album, the tired R&B debate, and the headlines that nearly destroyed her.
  24. profile
    Alice Wu Is (Finally) Ready to Break Your HeartThe Saving Face director left Hollywood after making her lesbian rom-com. 10 years later, she’s back with a queer Cyrano for Gen Z on Netflix.
  25. cut covers
    Chloë Sevigny in Her Lonely CityThe New York City actress on sexting, matcha, and how her life has changed as she’s about to become a mom.
  26. the jokes must go on
    At Home (Where Else?) With Jimmy FallonThe late-night host makes a quarantine comeback, with an assist from his wife and kids.
  27. profile
    Her Dark MaterialsWith Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Eliza Hittman takes on the “bureaucratic odyssey” of getting an abortion in the U.S.
  28. backstories
    The Man Who Knew Too MuchThe plot of Lawrence Wright’s new novel was always prescient, but it arrived much sooner than he thought it would.
  29. cut covers
    Rah-Rah, BitchesLa’Darius Marshall is the real breakout star of Cheer.
  30. profile
    The Disaster ArtistEmily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven is speaking to our pandemic-frenzied moment. Her new book is even bleaker.
  31. politics
    Bernie’s Wife Is the Original SandernistaFor richer or poorer, Jane Sanders married a movement.
  32. profile
    The Fashion Industry’s Librarians of LuxuryHow the Assoulines made their name on books to be seen (and occasionally read).
  33. art and soul
    The Artist Whose Paintings Have Captivated Ta-Nehisi CoatesCalida Rawles on depicting godlike black bodies.
  34. politics
    Katie Hill, After the ScandalHer rise to Congress heralded the arrival of a new and modern political generation. And then the pictures leaked.
  35. encounter
    Songs for Feeling Your FeelingsSoccer Mommy writes through her life on Color Theory.
  36. the industry
    They Felt Like Hollywood Outsiders. Then They Got a Netflix Show.How two first-generation artists made Gentefied, a bilingual love letter to their families, their culture, and East L.A.
  37. art
    Dan Colen Is Alive and Well, Painting and Farming UpstateThe onetime art world bad boy still paints. But instead of raising hell, he’s raising pigs and sheep.
  38. profile
    My Dark Vanessa Is Not a Love StoryAt 16, Kate Elizabeth Russell saw her book about a student’s affair with a teacher as a romance. She sees it differently now.
  39. dream date
    To All The Girls He’s Loved BeforeWelcome to Jordan Fisher’s real-life rom-com.
  40. music to our ears
    A Valentine’s Day Album About Sad Boys and HeartbreakTalking to jazz singer Niia about bitter love songs and her new album, ‘II: La Bella Vita.’
  41. cut covers
    Janelle Monáe’s Afrofuture“It’s like an orgasm and the big bang happening while skydiving as Grace Jones smiles.”
  42. profile
    On the Ground With Lis Smith, the Political Pro Who Invented ‘Mayor Pete’Win or lose, she’s turned an unknown into a serious contender.
  43. profile
    Vivian Gornick Doesn’t Get the HypeThe 84-year-old memoirist has a newfound audience, but she’s skeptical of their adoration.
  44. in conversation
    Frank Gehry Doesn’t Know How to RetireIn conversation with the most famous architect alive, who’s fully engaged and working nonstop as he turns 91.
  45. profile
    Aidy Bryant Has Figured Out How to Get What She WantsWith a second season of Shrill and an eighth of SNL, she sees herself — and her characters — clearly.
  46. profile
    Still Gazing in Awe at Jude LawThe 47-year-old actor has played with beauty throughout his career. But it’s never been more chilling than on HBO’s The New Pope.
  47. profile
    Aidy Bryant Has Figured Out How to Get What She WantsWith a second season of Shrill and an eighth of SNL, she sees herself — and her characters — clearly.
  48. art and soul
    The Artist Who Wants You to Know That Everyone’s Going Through SomethingAshley Lukashevsky wants to illustrate the future instead of reinstating the harm of “patriarchal, capitalist bullshit systems.”
  49. profile
    The PerfectionistIn honor of Mac Miller’s posthumous album, Circles, we’re republishing our profile, which originally ran just before his death in 2018.
  50. profile
    Seduced by Start-up LandIn Uncanny Valley, Anna Wiener tries to find career fulfillment in start-up dystopia.
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