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  1. encounter
    The Hostess Who Kept Their SecretGrace Faison — the 97-year-old Brooklyn Heights fixture — opens up about secretly housing women seeking illegal abortions in the late ’60s.
  2. life after roe
    10 Women on Getting an Abortion in the End Days of Roe“It felt like an insult to have to read that my fetus is the size of corn.”
  3. books
    The Sad Young Literary Man Is Now a Middle-Aged DadKeith Gessen wrote a memoir about family life. His wife, Emily Gould, is mostly okay with that.
  4. formula shortage
    My Life Revolves Around BreastfeedingAs the formula shortage continues, keeping my daughter fed is a full-time responsibility. And I’m one of the lucky ones.
  5. day in the life
    Up on the Rooftop in Gohar WorldSisters Laila and Nadia Gohar launched a line of coolly unusual housewares with a party on a Rockefeller Center rooftop. Cue the doves.
  6. power
    The Normalization of White Male ViolenceWhat happened in Buffalo on Saturday is our nation’s natural state. Black anxiety is mine.
  7. power
    Which Women Do We Choose to Believe?Amber Heard claims an extremely famous man abused her for years. Why do so many people hate her for it?
  8. encounter
    The Second Coming of the Hipster GrifterIn 2009, Kari Ferrell made headlines for duping men in Williamsburg. Now she’s ready to reenter the spotlight.
  9. life after roe
    ‘I Mean, Who Hasn’t Had an Abortion?’A night with breakout stand-up comic Alison Leiby.
  10. cut covers
    Sophie Turner Comes Into Her OwnThe Staircase star talks to Jessica Chastain about growing up with the whole world watching.
  11. fashion
    Waking Up From the Nap DressHow the proudly personally privileged Nell Diamond convinced so many women to wear pajamas in public.
  12. power
    The Woman Who Killed RoeMarjorie Dannenfelser’s single-minded pursuit of an end to abortion.
  13. life after roe
    The Limits of Privilege in a Post-Roe WorldThe new abortion regime is going to affect everyone
  14. internet drama
    Dancing in the Name of the LordThe “cult” claims about a TikTok-famous set of performers shocked everyone — except L.A.’s dancefluencer community.
  15. the bigger picture
    ‘I Feel Like We’re Going Back to the Stone Age’Talking fear, rage, and hope with abortion-rights protesters in Foley Square.
  16. the body politic
    Democratic Leaders Are Getting the Abortion Story Wrong — AgainWith Roe at death’s door, will the party finally change its tune?
  17. life after roe
    Now What?We knew Roe would be overturned, but that doesn’t mean we were prepared for it.
  18. in memoriam
    André Leon Talley Remembered With Wit and SoulTalley did not want a memorial, but he would have been pleased with this celebration, which embraced his Southern roots and high fashion.
  19. cut covers
    What’s Next for Tracee Ellis Ross? Everything.The actress talks with Megan Thee Stallion about the end of Black-ish, new beginnings, and their hot-girl plans.
  20. style
    The Rich New York Women Who Love Their Fake BirkinsAmong a certain set, counterfeit luxury bags may be more popular than the real thing.
  21. power
    Is She a Bully or Did She Just Work for the New York Post?When the paper’s top woman was ousted, not everyone saw her as a victim.
  22. book excerpt
    What My Toddler’s Nom-Noms Taught MeOn a trip to the grocery store one day, I had an epiphany about me, my son, and the meaning of life.
  23. crime
    A Murder Solved in DMsWhen Daisy De La O was killed, friends looked to social media for the man they suspected had done it. They found him.
  24. self
    In the Pursuit of HotnessHow one sub-Reddit community is defining our beauty standards — and then striving for them at all costs.
  25. feature
    The Stolen Kids of Sarah LawrenceWhat happened to the group of bright college students who fell under the sway of a classmate’s father?
  26. trends
    The Ubiquity of the ‘Pumpkin Spice of Dogs’If you don’t already have one of these designer pups, chances are you want one.
  27. covid-19
    Will Some of Us Social Distance Forever?In a new study, 13 percent of respondents say they plan “no return” to pre-COVID activities even when the pandemic ends.
  28. sustainability
    What’s Behind the Criticism of Telfar?Luxury and sustainability standards seem to be different for Black-owned brands. Why is that?
  29. grief
    One Last TripAfter his death, I traveled with my brother’s remains, searching for the life he’d always wanted. It was closer than I thought.
  30. culture
    The Price of Being Invited to the PartyAwards shows have a long tradition of humbling the Black women they claim to celebrate.
  31. power
    Complex SaviorsIn ERs, nurses and doctors can often be the first line of defense against human trafficking. Now they’re being trained to actually see it that way.
  32. cut covers
    The Evolution of Zazie BeetzAs the resident adult-in-the-room on the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta, Beetz, who just turned 30, is looking for growth in other places.
  33. post-pandemic life
    Losing My AmbitionAfter a career of making “strategic” moves, I’m embracing mediocrity.
  34. first person
    What White Men Say in Our AbsenceTheir darkest thoughts on Asian women have obsessed me for years. With the spike in violence against us, my private fear has become a public one.
  35. power
    My Journey out of UkraineRussia’s invasion has forced 10 million Ukrainians to leave their homes. I saw firsthand how difficult it is to reach safety.
  36. power
    No More Changing the SubjectIf we can’t elicit real understanding of anti-Asian racism from those who call putting a link in their bio allyship, we may as well go for discomfort.
  37. cut covers
    Evan Rachel Wood Faced Her FearThe actor was terrified to name Marilyn Manson as her alleged abuser, but doing so brought her unexpected freedom.
  38. paris fashion week
    A (Mostly) Downer SeasonToo many luxury houses are stuck in their own past.
  39. ukraine
    War Hits Ukraine’s Fashion SectorUkrainian designers, from Sleeper to Frolov, are pivoting their brands to support war efforts. But how long can they stay afloat?
  40. power
    What Should We Do With Our Nuclear Anxiety?Many of us think of a nuclear attack as the premise for a disaster movie, not a real threat to our lives. Russia’s war in Ukraine is changing that.
  41. self
    My Miscarriage, in PhotosWhen I got pregnant, my partner took out his camera. In the turbulent weeks after, he never put it down.
  42. cut covers
    Beanie Takes BroadwayBeanie Feldstein talks to Michaela Jaé Rodriguez about taking the stage in Funny Girl this spring, proving she’ll be exactly where she belongs.
  43. the internet
    The World War III Memes Are Not HelpingI mean, do you feel better?
  44. power
    The New Face of American Gun OwnershipBlack women are pushing against the (white, rural, and male) stereotype.
  45. celebrity
    We Still Don’t Know How to Talk About KanyeAs someone who shares his diagnosis, it’s clear recent coverage misses a big part of the story.
  46. remembrance
    What André Leon Talley Meant to Black People in FashionAn overdue appreciation.
  47. trendspotting
    A Vibe Shift Is ComingWill any of us survive it?
  48. art and soul
    Where Jordan Casteel Sees Herself GoingBefore her 33rd birthday, the painter has all but conquered the American art world. What comes next?
  49. spring fashion
    Why Couldn’t Anybody Cancel Dolce & Gabbana?The very expensive work-arounds of a fashion pariah.
  50. the bigger picture
    Capturing the Joy of Black GirlhoodAt two new exhibitions, both in Newark and both thanks to the work of sisters Scheherazade and Salamishah Tillet.
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