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‘I’m Ashamed of Who I Used to Be’

While you can’t change the past, you do have a good deal of agency in how you frame it and tell your own story.




  • reckoning with a reckoning Stop Hustling Black Death Samaria Rice is the mother of Tamir, not a “mother of the movement.”


  • culture The Return of FOMO The pandemic forced us to simplify our lives and look inward. Now it’s time to have fun again. That should be easy, right?
  • power You Know It When You See It When photos of Ellie Kemper at the Veiled Prophet Ball resurfaced this week, I felt a shock of recognition — and shame.
  • fiction You Owe Me The government’s system wasn’t made for couples like Dan and Sasha, but they followed the new rules anyway.
  • fiction Talking Around the Elephant in the Room They could publish books about bitcoin and black holes, but they couldn’t understand why it was important to have more diverse authors.

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