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‘Help! I Have No Clue How to Act in a Relationship.’

It’s less important to avoid saying the wrong thing 100 percent of the time, and more important that you navigate those missteps with respect.

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  • restorative justice Can ‘Bad Men’ Ever Change? Would face-to-face meetings between a victim and an abuser — a form of restorative justice — help a society overwhelmed with toxic behavior?

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culture

  • it’s a dog’s market It’s a Dog’s Market Adopting used to be a good thing that good people could do. These days, you’re probably not good enough.
  • dream date Nicholas Braun is No One’s Fool The Succession actor talks bad romances, dating rituals, and his very misunderstood Zola character.
  • the group portrait The Crew of DJs Behind the Best Parties in Brooklyn “All the DJs have been at home becoming themselves, working on their music,” says one. “The sound is about to be out of control.”
  • fiction The Low Countries In this short story by Brandon Taylor, a young deli worker in Iowa City spends a day with with an actor in town to promote a film.

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