Bindu Bansinath is a writer for the Cut covering news and culture. She was previously an assistant editor at Harper's.

  1. power
    Brittney Griner Has Been Released From Russian DetentionThe WNBA star was freed as part of a prisoner swap.
  2. power
    What to Know About the Protests in IranSince Mahsa Amini’s death, Iranian forces have killed more than 400 protesters — including many women and children.
  3. sexual assault
    Everything to Know About the Danny Masterson Rape TrialThe judge declared a mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked.
  4. 5 questions with…
    Pauline Chalamet Shares Her Most Embarrassing College StoryLive lobsters were involved.
  5. nxivm
    The Most Disturbing Details From the NXIVM DocuseriesThe Vow is back for round two.
  6. power
    Trey Songz Has Been Accused of Assault (Again)A woman filed a police report against the singer, who she says beat her in a bowling-alley bathroom in New York.
  7. crime
    The Most Chilling Testimony From Harvey Weinstein’s L.A. TrialProsecutors rest their case after four weeks of testimony from 44 witnesses.
  8. crime
    Four University of Idaho Students Were Found DeadA coroner confirmed the deaths were caused by stabbing, while police say the suspect is still at large.
  9. power
    All of the Allegations Against Kevin SpaceyAhead of his U.K. trial, the actor is facing new sexual-assault charges there.
  10. society pages
    British ‘It’ Couples Take Holiday Bar“Restaurants are mayhem” and other overheard things at an opening attended by Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung, and Olivier Sarkozy.
  11. rust
    Everything We Know About the Rust ShootingAlec Baldwin filed a new lawsuit, hoping to “clear his name.”
  12. student-debt relief
    Biden’s Plan for Student-Debt Relief Is Now in LimboThe plan was on track to cancel debt for 16 million Americans before a Texas judge stuck it down.
  13. human trafficking
    Trafficked Teen Pieper Lewis Is Back in CustodyLewis had been ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution to her accused rapist’s family. Now she could face up to 20 years in prison.
  14. power
    Virginia Giuffre Drops Defamation Suit Against Alan DershowitzThe Epstein accuser says she might have “made a mistake” when she accused the Harvard lawyer of sexually assaulting her.
  15. bennifer
    J.Lo Is Proud to Be Mrs. AffleckIn a new Vogue interview, Lopez defended her decision to take her husband’s name.
  16. cher
    Looks Like Cher Has a New BoyfriendThe pop icon held an impromptu Twitter Q&A on her new relationship with Alexander Edwards.
  17. megan thee stallion
    Megan Thee Stallion Would Like a Word With DrakeShe called the rapper out for “using my shooting for clout.”
  18. minding our business
    Working With Family Is Actually PossibleKaitlin and Sarah Leung, sisters who run the popular food blog “The Woks of Life” with their parents, on the business of family business.
  19. health
    What to Know About the RSV SurgeThe common respiratory virus is back in full force.
  20. minding our business
    Nail That Next Job InterviewRaeshem Nijhon, the founder and executive producer of Culture House, is all about the “superstrong follow-up.”
  21. delphi murders
    What We Know About the Delphi MurdersAn Indiana man has been charged with the murder of two eighth-grade girls who went missing during a hike in 2017.
  22. crowd surge
    What We Know About Seoul’s Halloween Crowd CrushAt least 154 people, many of them women in their 20s, were killed.
  23. celebrity
    What Does Matthew Perry Have Against Keanu Reeves? Perry has apologized for questioning why Reeves is still alive while “really talented guys” die.
  24. society pages
    What Was Kelly Ripa Doing at Diwali?And more random sightings from a night of oddities at the Pierre Hotel’s Diwali celebration.
  25. happy birthday?
    Did Taylor Swift Curse Kim Kardashian’s Birthday?Whether or not it was intentional, she seems to have succeeded.
  26. true crime
    Please Don’t Be Jeffrey Dahmer for HalloweenA mother of one of the serial killer’s victims has called the resurgence of Dahmer costumes “evil” and retraumatizing.
  27. lana del rey
    Lana Del Rey Asks Fans Not to Listen to Leaked MusicThe singer said that her laptop, camcorders, and hard drives were recently stolen from her car.
  28. iran protests
    What to Know About the Iranian Climber Who Competed Without a HijabElnaz Rekabi has returned to Iran, but many fear for her safety.
  29. emily ratajkowski
    Emily Ratajkowski Was Seen Making Out With a DJAt least this means she’s probably not dating Brad Pitt?
  30. q & a
    Fatimah Asghar Redefines the Orphan NarrativeWhen We Were Sisters explores the beauty and pain of makeshift families.
  31. derry girls
    Saoirse-Monica Jackson Bids Derry Girls Good-bye, Twice“A champion always goes out early.”
  32. celebrity
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Legal Battle Is Increasingly DarkIn a 2021 email to Pitt, Jolie wrote that his “alcoholic behavior” hurt their family.
  33. sexual assault
    Paris Hilton Says She Was Sexually Abused at Reform School“They would lay us on a table and put their fingers inside of us,” she told the New York Times.
  34. 5 questions with…
    Emily Ratajkowski Is in Her ‘Bitch Era’Her new podcast, High Low With EmRata, will touch on pop culture and “justified rage.”
  35. icons
    Isabelle Huppert Is the MomentThe icon of French cinema talks about her Film Forum retrospective, the MCU, and that Balenciaga campaign.
  36. weddings
    Taylour Paige Got Married on Her BirthdayTwo weeks after announcing their engagement, she and Rivington Starchild tied the knot.
  37. hilary swank
    Hilary Swank Is Pregnant With Twins“It’s such a blessing. It’s a total miracle. It’s unbelievable,” said the actor.
  38. blackpink
    What’s Going on With BLACKPINK’s Leaked-Photo Drama?Everything to know about Jennie and V’s photo leak.
  39. scene report
    Every Man at This Party Is Vouched ForTired of “liars and manipulators,” a group of single women started a mixer for meeting guys you can actually trust.
  40. bros
    Billy Eichner Is Disappointed With the StraightsEichner’s gay rom-com, Bros, opened in theaters this weekend, but the box-office performance was less than stellar.
  41. how i get it done
    How Pantheon Editor Concepción de León Gets It DoneShe doesn’t write about self-help anymore, but she still had a lot of valuable career, money, and life advice to share.
  42. student loans
    How to Get Your Student Debt CanceledApplications for student-debt cancellation should be available in early October. The sooner you file, the better.
  43. divorce
    MacKenzie Scott Is Divorcing Her Science-Teacher HusbandScott, a billionaire philanthropist and the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, married Dan Jewett in 2021.
  44. breast cancer
    Katie Couric Opens Up About Breast-Cancer DiagnosisIn a new essay, Couric encourages her audience to get regular mammograms.
  45. shakira
    Shakira Could Face Jail Time Over Alleged Tax FraudA Barcelona judge has approved Shakira’s tax evasion case to go to trial.
  46. transgender rights
    Virginia Students Walk Out in Protest of Anti-Trans PoliciesStudents at over 90 public schools are protesting the governor’s proposal to roll back transgender rights.
  47. bffs
    Can a Childhood Friendship Really Last a Lifetime?In Best of Friends, novelist Kamila Shamsie attempts to find out.
  48. lawsuits
    E. Jean Carroll Plans to Sue Trump for Sexual BatteryCarroll has alleged the former president raped her at a department store in the ’90s.
  49. american girl doll
    What It’s Like to Create an American Girl DollTalking with Brit Bennett about Claudie, the latest addition to the franchise’s historic dolls.
  50. crime
    Sherri Papini Gets 18 Months in Prison Over Kidnapping HoaxThe California mom pleaded guilty on counts related to faking her 2016 abduction.
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