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  1. reading the signs
    As Older Women Fight Trump, Hollywood Hands Them Pom-PomsIt’s not a coincidence.
  2. reading the signs
    Watching Her BurnNotre-Dame made it impossible to forget the femaleness of any cathedral.
  3. marriage: an investigation
    What the Melania Body-double Conspiracy Says About the Trumps’ MarriageIt reinforces the notion that Melania is more a category of person than an irreplaceable individual.
  4. remembering karl
    Lagerfeld Spoke Fluent Chanel — With His Own AccentHe imagined himself as a reincarnated Chanel, sent by her from the beyond.
  5. reading the signs
    Lee Radziwill and the Cinderella TrapGlamorous in life and even after death, the princess was forever compared to her sister.
  6. reading the signs
    Last Night, D.C. Got a New Power UniformFinally, a visual shorthand for women in politics.
  7. portfolio
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  8. reading the signs
    Trump, Santa, and the Power of Collective DelusionsThe effort it takes to maintain a myth can become exhausting.
  9. reading the signs
    Melania Trump’s Blonde BombshellAs ever, the First Lady says one thing and performs its opposite.
  10. reading the signs
    Searching for Meaning in Melania Trump’s Red Christmas TreesWhy are we so haunted by them?
  11. reading the signs
    How Donald Trump Uses the Female Body As a WeaponThe White House co-opts the language of #MeToo to punish a CNN reporter.
  12. reading the signs
    Trump’s No-Good, Very Bad Hair DayFar from vague ramblings, Trump’s “bad hair day” remarks represented yet another stage in our accelerating slide toward fascism.
  13. reading the signs
    Melania Keeps Her Game FaceHunting for some sign of life as the First Lady travels to Africa.
  14. reading the signs
    The Fraternity of the Twilight ZoneThe GOP’s response to allegations against Kavanaugh illuminates the very deep rift between men and women.
  15. reading the signs
    Brett Kavanaugh Will Pretend You Don’t ExistWhat his alleged attack on a young woman tells us about how he uses power.
  16. screen idols
    The Unstoppable Sex Appeal of ’70s Burt ReynoldsFor women of that era, he represented a new kind of freedom.
  17. reading the signs
    Omarosa Knows Trump Is Always, in the End, Undone by WomenBecause he simply can’t imagine them as real people.
  18. reading the signs
    The Thai Cave Rescue Cannot Save Us From National ShameAs the world celebrates the soccer team’s freedom, countless other children are still trapped by the U.S. government.
  19. reading the signs
    The Jacket Heard Round the WorldOnce again Melania Trump channels the American unconscious.
  20. reading the signs
    Melania’s Recent Behavior Is Right Out of HitchcockThe lady vanishes.
  21. reading the signs
    The Real Meaning of Carrie Bradshaw’s TutuDancing around the transactional nature of love on SATC.
  22. reviews
    The Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ Show Is Worth the PilgrimageIt’s gorgeous, moving, and surprisingly witty.
  23. politics
    It’s Okay to Be Offended by Michelle Wolf’s JokesHer remarks felt deeply personal. That was the point.
  24. politics
    Stormy Daniels’s Boring Interview Was Actually BrilliantOnce again, she proves she’s a worthy adversary for Trump.
  25. politics
    Stormy Daniels Is the Anti–Donald TrumpHe’s finally met his match.
  26. close readings
    Michelle Obama’s Mount Rushmore MomentLooking deeply at the new portraits of the former First Couple.
  27. politics
    The True Face of the Trump AdministrationColbie Holderness’s black eye confronts us with the underside of this White House.
  28. q&a
    Meet Rhonda Garelick, the Cut’s Critic of Fashion, Aesthetics, and Politics“Criticism gives validation and gravitas to a realm that sometimes gets dismissed as trivial.”
  29. style
    Stormy Daniels Is to Trump As Trump Is to AmericaThe distinction between porn-star news and presidential politics is blurrier than we think.
  30. red carpet derby
    The Red-Carpet Funeral that Wasn’tThe women of Hollywood were never going to deny us the pleasure of their beauty.
  31. american beauty
    Gretchen Carlson Can’t Fix the Miss American PageantNo one can.
  32. the apprentice
    Omarosa, White House OracleWithout intending to, she revealed the truth about Trump.
  33. american horror
    Charles Manson’s Enduring Influence on FashionHow the notorious murderer and his followers weaponized style.
  34. shaken not stirred
    Why Hope Hicks Wore a Tuxedo in JapanHow the Trump women used their bodies as decoys in Japan.
  35. For Donald Trump, Every Day Is HalloweenWhy the president couldn’t play along with kids in costumes.
  36. the harvey weinstein case
    All Consuming WomenThe same industries that exploit us turn around and sell our exploitation back to us.
  37. The Strange Experience of Watching Melania Trump SpeakIn her public appearances, the First Lady reminds us of everything that’s wrong with this presidency.
  38. Melania Trump and the Chilling Artifice of FashionOur discomfort with her hurricane photo op was about far more than just her shoes.
  39. off with their heads
    Why It Matters That Melania Wore Dior in Paris Last WeekShe evoked the 1950s — and Marie Antoinette.