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  1. science of us
    Listening to EstrogenHormones have always been a third rail in female mental health. They may also be a skeleton key.
  2. the body politic
    The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a ManThe very idea of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez using her power has the men in Washington running scared.
  3. ask polly
    I’m Broke and Mostly Friendless and I’ve Wasted My Whole LifeWhen you live inside of your shame, everything you see is inadequate and embarrassing.
  4. profile
    Lena Dunham Comes to Terms With HerselfShe’s mostly done making herself the subject of the story.
  5. mysteries
    The Haunting of a Dream HouseA 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.
  6. power
    How Did Larry Nassar Deceive So Many for So Long?Everyone believed the predatory trainer who may have just brought down USA Gymnastics.
  7. profiles
    We Thought We Knew Faith, Until We Didn’tThe making of a white-nationalist poster girl.
  8. profile
    Our Lady of Immaculate TastePenny Martin, editor of fashion’s quirkiest indie mag, on nearly a decade of publishing The Gentlewoman.
  9. media
    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. profiles
    Red Scare Leans Into NothingA podcast that offers a critique of feminism, and capitalism, from deep inside the culture they’ve spawned.
  11. the body politic
    What a Good BoyIn the end, Brett Kavanaugh proved that he’s exactly what Republicans want for the Supreme Court.
  12. the body politic
    When the Muzzle Comes OffEven if Kavanaugh prevails, women are expanding the boundaries of what kinds of stories must be taken seriously.
  13. the body politic
    Serena Williams and the Game That Can’t Be Won (Yet)What rage costs a woman.
  14. power
    What It’s Really Like to Be Black and Work in FashionFrom Tracee Ellis Ross, Virgil Abloh, Tyra Banks, Dapper Dan, Adwoa Aboah, and many more.
  15. an investigation
    Do Men Enter Bathtubs on Their Hands and Knees?An enlightening testicle investigation.
  16. behind the scenes
    Cathy Horyn Travels to Germany to Understand the Unlikely Return of BirkenstocksA fashion fable, in which the cork-and-leather sandals become cool and double sales overnight.
  17. profile
    Tessa Thompson Knows People Can’t Stop Thinking About HerShe’d just rather you think about her work than her personal life.
  18. cut cover story
    Sonoya Mizuno Doesn’t Just Want to DanceA conversation with the ballerina-turned–Crazy Rich Asians star about representation and following your gut.
  19. interview
    Marisa Tomei Knows What She’s WorthA frank conversation on money, beauty, and sticking with work you love.
  20. the body politic
    Summer of RageWhite men are the minority in the United States — no wonder they get uncomfortable when their power is challenged.
  21. new concepts
    Do You Have Big Dick Energy?If you have to ask …
  22. reading the signs
    Melania’s Recent Behavior Is Right Out of HitchcockThe lady vanishes.
  23. profile
    Meet Jorja Smith: The Soul Singer Who Turned Down Drake“Maybe I am a bit of a siren.”
  24. the body politic
    Time’s Up, BillIs Bill Clinton the only one who doesn’t realize he needs to join the #MeToo reckoning?
  25. money
    How an Aspiring ‘It’ Girl Tricked New York’s Party People — and Its BanksSomebody had to foot the bill for Anna Delvey’s fabulous new life. The city was full of marks.
  26. relationships
    What I Learned on My Date With a Sex RobotMaybe they need to be more like us. Or maybe we’re already learning to be more like them.
  27. tv
    The Relentless Torture of The Handmaid’s TaleWhy I’m done watching season two.
  28. motherhood
    In Her New Book Motherhood, Sheila Heti Confronts an Eternal Female CrossroadsThe writer takes up the problem of whether to have a baby in her engrossing autobiographical novel.
  29. profile
    Busy Philipps on Instagram, Her BFF Michelle Williams, and Losing Heath LedgerInstagram’s favorite storyteller has so much more to say.
  30. self/reflection
    The ‘Mirror Face’ of 17 New York WomenWomen, photographed through a two-way mirror, reveal what they desire in themselves.
  31. rebellions
    Teens Already Know How to Overthrow the GovernmentYou would too if you’d grown up reading the Hunger Games.
  32. how to raise a boy
    What Should I Teach My Sons?The masculine scripts of previous generations seem especially problematic today, in a world run by the aggressive and the bullying.
  33. profile
    Zazie Beetz on Deadpool, Atlanta, and Overcoming Her AnxietyIn the chaotic world of Atlanta, she’s a grounding force.
  34. profiles
    Jameela Jamil Has Found Her Good PlaceThe British TV presenter turned American sitcom star embraces life as a loose cannon.
  35. hypekids
    The Soho Intersection That’s Become a Streetwear DestinationWith stores like Stadium Goods, Billionaire Boys Club, Palace, and Off-White, Mercer and Howard Streets form a new kind of outdoor mall.
  36. women in politics
    2018’s Record Number of Women Candidates Are Set to Blow Up Politics As UsualWhat’s the fastest way to fix a broken system? Take it over.
  37. power
    Chris Matthews Joked About ‘Bill Cosby Pill’ Before Interviewing Hillary ClintonIn exclusive footage obtained by the Cut, the Hardball host jokes about slipping Hillary Clinton a “Cosby pill” ahead of interviewing her.
  38. power
    I Started the Media Men ListMy name is Moira Donegan.
  39. culture
    Katja Blichfeld Gets What She WantsAfter a year of changes, the quietly commanding High Maintenance co-creator embarks on a new life.
  40. profile
    Lena Waithe Is Creating the CultureThe Emmy winner simply tells the stories that she knows best. The difference is that, suddenly, everyone wants to listen.
  41. profile
    The Chef Who Stood Up to Ivanka TrumpChef Angela Dimayuga gets ready to party.
  42. motherhood
    Every Parent Wants to Protect Their Child. I Never Got the Chance.To fight for my son, I have to argue that he should never have been born.
  43. new york beginnings
    The Life and Death of a Radical SisterhoodFifty years ago, a group of women convened in New York with one clear goal: Dismantle the patriarchy. Their struggle feels all too contemporary.
  44. the body politic
    We Are All Implicated in the Post-Weinstein ReckoningAs stories about abuse, assault, and complicity come flooding out, how do we think about the culprits in our lives? Including, sometimes, ourselves.
  45. profile
    Cardi B Was Made to Be This FamousOnly in 2017 could this particular strip-club, reality-television, rap-fame fairy tale have come true. And maybe only for Cardi B.
  46. profiles
    The SNL Star Fighting Sizeism in FashionAidy Bryant of Saturday Night Live talks comedy and style.
  47. culture
    The Instagram Poet Outselling Homer Ten to OneMeet Rupi Kaur, author of the ubiquitous Milk and Honey.
  48. work
    The Ambition CollisionA generation raised to chase professional success is confronting a dead end.
  49. the one percent
    Parents Who Pay to Be WatchedArmed with Nest Cams and 24/7 surveillance, one company promises to fix even the most dysfunctional child — for a price.
  50. in bloom
    A Trip to the Tiny Washington Flower Farm That Has Become a Worldwide SensationFloret Flowers owner Erin Benzakein turned two acres of land into a business, a book, and a thriving brand.
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