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  1. the lost season
    Miuccia Prada Is Too Wise for Post-Pandemic Predictions“Designers cannot change the economic system.”
  2. the lost season
    Stella McCartney Might Not Recognize You Anymore“The question more than ever is ‘What is luxury?’ It’s certainly not a bloody crocodile handbag, I can tell you that much.”
  3. the lost season
    Reed Krakoff Is Looking for a New Design Language“Your guess is as good as mine what the new normal will be.”
  4. the lost season
    Nicolas Ghesquière Just Wanted to Stay in California“If surprises don’t exist, then I’m quitting. I’m looking for another job.”
  5. the lost season
    Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski Is Ready for the Nurses to Take Over Instagram“I don’t think it’s about going back. It’s about how we can evolve.”
  6. the lost season
    Clare Waight Keller Knows That Time Is the Greatest Luxury“There’s this ethos in fashion of constant creative output. But I’m not sure it’s always conducive to thinking deeply.”
  7. the lost season
    Alessandro Michele Owns 35 Editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland“I’m not really sure of what is real and what isn’t real. It depends on your perspective.”
  8. the lost season
    Rei Kawakubo Didn’t Stop Working for a Minute“To create means to keep looking for something new all the time, no matter where you are, no matter what kind of situation you are in.”
  9. the lost season
    Kerby Jean-Raymond Is Not Interested in the Scraps“Being able to have the resources to create our own systems. That’s what the end goal looks like to me.”
  10. the lost season
    Raf Simons Hasn’t Worn a Piece of Fashion in Months“The nature of a revolution in fashion is that it comes from someone we don’t know.”
  11. the lost season
    Rick Owens Knows He Shouldn’t Say This, But …“We are the generation that somebody needs to reject. That’s just who we are. We’ve established ourselves. And somebody needs to violently reject us.”
  12. cut covers
    Chika Is for LoversBut even lovers have their limits.
  13. the lost season
    Demna Gvasalia Discusses Fashion With His Shrink Every Week“I got rid of fears. Creatively, it really helped me—I stopped being scared of what people will think. I became more true to myself.”
  14. the lost season
    Marc Jacobs Is Putting On His Heels and Going for a Walk in the Real World“I feel like I still have stories to tell—I don’t know what they’d be right now.”
  15. the lost season
    The Lost SeasonFashion’s leading designers are reconsidering the pace of consumerism and their own relationships with creativity. What do they have to show for it?
  16. housing
    The Eco–Yogi Slumlords of BrooklynHow did a couple who built an empire of yoga studios, vegan restaurants, and homes with “living walls” end up as pandemic villains?
  17. family
    Why Did These YouTubers Give Away Their Son?Myka and James Stauffer adopted a toddler from China and shared every step of the process with their online audience. Except the last.
  18. the body politic
    Sixty Seconds to Self-SabotageThe DNC’s choice of who to feature speaks volumes about the party’s inability to see its own future.
  19. crime
    What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClainThe 23-year-old died last year after police brutally detained him while he was walking home from a convenience store.
  20. overloaded
    When Becky Yells at YouAn excerpt from Shayla Lawson’s new book, This Is Major, about working alongside a white woman with a massive inferiority complex.
  21. the body politic
    Biden’s Fantasy of Female SubmissionThe Democrats have completely botched this VP pick.
  22. fiction
    Luster“Then I remember his wife, the coaster eases downwards, and we fall.”
  23. fiction
    Life Events: A Novel Excerpt“Here I was, joined in mourning with people I had never met before.”
  24. the body politic
    The Poison of Male IncivilityWhen a woman dares respond to it, she’s seen as “disruptive.”
  25. encounter
    ‘We Saw This Problem Coming’Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman to ever serve in Congress, on remote legislating during a pandemic.
  26. book excerpt
    There’s a Divide in Even the Closest Interracial FriendshipsIncluding ours.
  27. fiction
    Fleishman Is in Lockdown: A Short Story by Taffy Brodesser-AknerA sequel, exclusive to the Cut, in which Dr. Toby Fleishman works through the pandemic at a New York hospital.
  28. many mouths to feed
    The Secondhand Refrigerators Feeding New YorkersCommunity fridges across the city are fighting food insecurity, reducing waste, and uniting neighbors.
  29. protests
    How to Support the Struggle Against Police BrutalityOrganizations to donate to, and other actions to take to help demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police violence.
  30. work
    5 Vulnerable Workers on the Anxiety of Returning to the Office“They basically have the power of life or death over me right now.”
  31. don't try this at home
    I Dressed Like Catherine the Great for a WeekA historically inaccurate experiment in honor of the “occasionally true” Hulu show, The Great.
  32. pandemic weddings
    No One Knows How To Throw A Pandemic WeddingLoose and confusing guidelines means some couples can have 100+ guests.
  33. the bigger picture
    See the Second Lives of Drive-in Movie Theaters“People make a purposeful trip to visit these places. They’re invested.”
  34. what i learned
    A Quarantine Diary of My Terrible RoommatesBad boyfriends, jettisoned wine, and passive-aggressive living.
  35. what i learned
    Making a New Kind of Space for Each Other“I was born Black. We strive every day to have just a glimmer of hope,” my partner tells me.
  36. portfolio
    Solidarity at SeaRockaway surfers unite for Black Lives Matter.
  37. how i get it done
    How I Get It Done: Representative Ilhan Omar“I believe if you want to make change, we have to be as bold as we can.”
  38. what i learned
    I Had No Idea My Wife Was Hiding Her Cooking Talent“In retrospect, I think the clues were there all along.”
  39. what i learned
    How Did I Not Know This About You?What we discovered about each other while locked down together.
  40. first person
    This JuneteenthI want to feel the peace that white people have enjoyed at my expense.
  41. power
    6 Teens Organized a Protest. 10,000 People Showed Up.They spoke with the Cut about coming face-to-face with the riot police, educating their own parents, and being radicals (not Democrats.)
  42. photography
    The Afterlife of George Floyd: A Portfolio by Photographer Eli ReedAmerican iconography of a death, history and a Black southern homecoming.
  43. the body politic
    Racism Doesn’t BlinkThe public performance of white supremacy is key to upholding it.
  44. my two cents
    How to Make Your Donations CountWhen everything feels so urgent, it’s tough to decide where your money should go.
  45. parenting
    The Sacrifice Black Children Shouldn’t Have to MakeThis country prizes Black children’s precocity — insists on it, even, much of the time.
  46. the body politic
    ‘We’ve Seen Our City Set Ablaze’Ilhan Omar on the fight against structural racism and injustice, and how the Congressional Black Caucus can move us forward.
  47. breonna taylor
    A Mother’s Birthday Tribute to Breonna Taylor“It’s hard to breathe without her.”
  48. black birders
    Black Birding Is About HopeTalking to Corina Newsome, co-organizer of the first-ever Black Birders Week.
  49. the body politic
    Don’t Call It RiotingMaxine Waters on the history of protest and the language of insurrection.
  50. risk
    It Hardly Ever Happens But Sometimes It DoesOur new national pastime is calculating relative risk.
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