judgments

Who Do They Think They Are? Each week, we’re asking strangers on the streets of New York City to size each other up.

burn baby burn!
Why Am I So Proud When I Finish a Candle? It feels so good, but why?
culture
Poet Mary Oliver Wrote Plainly and Affectingly of Love, Loss Here are a few favorite lines.
listening
Binge The Cut on Tuesdays All our podcast episodes in one place.
zodiac seasons
Aquarius Season Is the Best Time to Get Weird as Hell Now is the time to be inventive and rebellious.
health
I Was a 4-Year-Old Trapped in a Teenager’s Body “I was all of the things people are when they’re 14 or 15” — except a decade younger.
personal growth
15 Conclusions From the 10-Year Challenge Reflections on what we’ve learned.

Most Popular

  1. I Was a 4-Year-Old Trapped in a Teenager’s Body
  2. How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its Banks
  3. Mob of MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Boys Caught on Video Harassing Native Elder
  4. Get In, Losers: We’re Going Thrifting
  5. Ocasio-Cortez’s Women’s Rally Speech Was a Fierce Call to Action

Style

Power

power
Gillibrand’s Franken-Problem Won’t Die When a woman stands up to a powerful man, the fallout is all too predictable.
self
Brown Noise Is the Best Work Soundtrack A cozy sound blanket to help you focus.
the cut on tuesdays
Sarah Koenig Talks About Procrastination and Her Work Wife On this week’s How I Get It Done podcast episode.

More Power

  1. The Most Powerful Scenes From the 2019 Women’s March 
  2. Ocasio-Cortez’s Women’s Rally Speech Was a Fierce Call to Action
  3. Mob of MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Boys Caught on Video Harassing Native Elder
  4. The Best, Smartest, and Funniest Signs From the Women’s March

Self

zodiac seasons
Aquarius Season Is the Best Time to Get Weird as Hell Now is the time to be inventive and rebellious.
it's complicated
I’ve Been in 4 Relationships With the Same Person But we’ve never broken up.
it's complicated
It’s Complicated: I Had My First Date at 28 On learning how to start from scratch.
sex diaries
The Assistant Going Clubbing With Wealthy Businessmen This week’s sex diary.
an investigation
Do Our Dentists Hate Us? An attempt to find out if our filthy teeth have earned us an enemy.

More self

  1. Anti-Choice March for Life Attempts Pivot to Science
  2. ‘The Planetary Health Diet’ Has a Nice Ring to It
  3. Everything to Know About the Flu This Year
  4. Why Is Everyone I Know Bouldering All of a Sudden?

Culture

listening
Binge The Cut on Tuesdays All our podcast episodes in one place.
review
Did Hype Kill the ‘Cat Person’ Book? Maybe it never had a chance.
tv
I Can’t Stop Watching European Crime Dramas Here are 11 to binge.
zodiac seasons
Aquarius Season Is the Best Time to Get Weird as Hell Now is the time to be inventive and rebellious.
parties!
The Best-est Party Looks of the Week One awe-inspiring look from every fête that mattered.
q&a
The Artist Making Installations Out Of Rape Kits Artist Aliza Shvarts draws an American landscape with rape kits from each state.

More Culture

  1. ‘Lil Timmy Tim’ Chalamet Is Back
  2. Fancy Manhattan Restaurant Allegedly Won’t Let Women Sit Alone at the Bar
  3. 15 Conclusions From the 10-Year Challenge
  4. Mary Oliver’s Poetry Found a Second Life As a Meme

Best of the Cut

12/21/2018
Listening to Estrogen Hormones have always been a third rail in female mental health. They may also be a skeleton key.
12/19/2018
The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a Man The very idea of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using her power has the men in Washington running scared.
11/28/2018
I’m Broke and Mostly Friendless and I’ve Wasted My Whole Life When you live inside of your shame, everything you see is inadequate and embarrassing.
11/25/2018
Lena Dunham Comes to Terms With Herself She’s mostly done making herself the subject of the story.
11/19/2018
The Haunting of a Dream House A New Jersey family bought their ideal home. But according to the creepy letters they started to get, they weren’t the only ones interested in it.
11/19/2018
How Did Larry Nassar Deceive So Many for So Long? Everyone believed the predatory trainer who may have just brought down USA Gymnastics.
11/9/2018
We Thought We Knew Faith, Until We Didn’t The making of a white-nationalist poster girl.
10/30/2018
Our Lady of Immaculate Taste Penny Martin, editor of fashion’s quirkiest indie mag, on nearly a decade of publishing The Gentlewoman.
10/28/2018
The Skimm Has the Ear of Millions of Women. What Are They Going to Do With It? Seven million people wake up to their newsletter, and their voice, every morning.
10/25/2018
Red Scare Leans Into Nothing A podcast that offers a critique of feminism, and capitalism, from deep inside the culture they’ve spawned.
9/27/2018
What a Good Boy In the end, Brett Kavanaugh proved that he’s exactly what Republicans want for the Supreme Court.
9/24/2018
When the Muzzle Comes Off Even if Kavanaugh prevails, women are expanding the boundaries of what kinds of stories must be taken seriously.