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  1. remembrance
    What André Leon Talley Meant to Black People in FashionAn overdue appreciation.
  2. trendspotting
    A Vibe Shift Is ComingWill any of us survive it?
  3. 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?
  4. spring fashion
    Why Couldn’t Anybody Cancel Dolce & Gabbana?The very expensive work-arounds of a fashion pariah.
  5. 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.
  6. spring fashion
    Julia Fox Is Her Own Muse, Thank You Very MuchBlack leather ensembles, dinners with Ye, and a lot of waiting around: the fast-forward month in the life of the LES “It” Girl turned TMZ A-lister.
  7. spring fashion
    Christopher John Rogers’s Fearless American LuxuryThe 28-year-old designer finds glamour in color, cartoons, and Jell-O molds.
  8. spring fashion
    The Women Make EuphoriaThe cast on playing teens forever on the brink of disaster.
  9. spring fashion
    Shayne Oliver Is BackHood By Air brought street cool to the runway before suddenly imploding five years ago. Now, the brand’s designer has returned — as daring as ever.
  10. what it’s like
    About That Interview I Did With a ZoophileIn this excerpt, writer Alexa Tsoulis-Reay revisits her infamous conversation with “Paul,” a man in a romantic relationship with a horse.
  11. from the archives
    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.
  12. first person
    I Didn’t Start Weight Lifting Because I Wanted to Be StrongI was still obsessed with dieting. But eventually, I saw what I’d been missing.
  13. parenthood
    Weed’s Last Taboo: PregnancyInside the quiet rise of cannabis use among expecting and breastfeeding parents.
  14. power
    The Lives They Want You to ForgetAnti-choice activists try to erase the patients who need — and benefit from — abortions.
  15. health
    Is the Pain All in My Head?A new treatment called pain-reprocessing therapy promises to cure chronic pain — but maybe not for everyone.
  16. abortion
    What’s Next for the Extreme Texas Abortion Ban?The Supreme Court is now walking back on its own ruling, allowing S.B. 8 to stand and rejecting providers’ petitions.
  17. fashion
    My Time With AndréKnowledge, coupled with his wit and amazing sense of game, should be André Leon Talley’s lasting legacy.
  18. power
    Working Through the End Days of RoeThe staff at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization is too busy to dread what’s very likely to come.
  19. self
    I’m Tired of Explaining Why I Don’t DrinkWe have to expand our language beyond “sober.”
  20. culture
    The Perpetual Rage of MotherhoodThe Lost Daughter’s Leda is really, really angry. It’s not enough.
  21. family planning
    Parenting in UtopiaRaising kids in America can be, by design, crushing. But what if it weren’t?
  22. exit interview
    Search Party Finally Grows UpOver five seasons, the millennial satire became the truest thing on television.
  23. feature
    When Girl Power Meets SobrietyCan Holly Whitaker help women quit drinking better than AA can?
  24. interview
    ‘Ghislaine Maxwell Is Worse Than Epstein’Virginia Giuffre reacts to the conviction she knows is long overdue.
  25. power
    My Illegal AbortionOne woman’s pre-Roe abortion story is a chilling look into our increasingly possible future.
  26. appreciation
    Joan Didion’s Greatest Two-Word SentenceThe power of an ice-cold, unflinching gaze.
  27. extremely online
    The Rise of the Tabulated SelfI saw the best minds of my generation being uploaded onto “second-brain” apps.
  28. power
    How One Family Benefited From the Child Tax CreditNewliz Hernandez couldn’t have gone back to work without this program. Now it may be doomed.
  29. self
    We’re Living Through a Maternal Mental Health CrisisPostpartum depression and anxiety skyrocketed in the pandemic’s early days. It hasn’t really gotten any better.
  30. in memoriam
    Reaching for bell hooks in the DarknessShe left more of herself to all of us than any Black woman could ever owe to anybody.
  31. parenthood
    Can Anyone Tell Me If I Should Take Prozac While Pregnant?The mental health of pregnant people is vital to the health of the baby. So why the hell don’t we know more?
  32. year in review
    The Cut’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2021The stories our readers were most deeply engaged with this year, including an escape from a cult, a Wikifeet mystery, and the world’s worst roommate.
  33. forget that boy
    West Side Story Can’t Be SavedThe 2021 revival has been lauded by critics. It just left me aching for authentic Puerto Rican stories.
  34. crime
    Domestic Violence Survivors Don’t Just ‘Snap’Mindy Dodd was convicted of murdering her abuser. Then came the TV cameras.
  35. power
    Don’t Blame Alice SeboldIt’s our carceral system that sent an innocent man to prison.
  36. encounter
    At Jamian Juliano-Villani’s New Gallery O’Flaherty’s, ‘Taste Is Out the Door’The painter and her pals thought the art world had gotten too prissy. “This is the thing. No one’s doing anything cool.”
  37. cut covers
    Kirsten Dunst Doesn’t Need Your OscarsThe actress is back in her biggest role yet — which isn’t a knock on her résumé. It’s a testament to her talent.
  38. self
    Would You Share Your Frozen Eggs?For some women, planning for the future means co-creating someone else’s present.
  39. from the archives
    Sexual Assault in the AmazonAs the ayahuasca tourism industry grows, so do accounts of abuse.
  40. spring fashion 2017
    What Does Virgil Abloh Know?His haute-streetwear line Off-White has a cultish following, but the clothes aren’t the point.
  41. power
    The Monster America MadeKyle Rittenhouse thought he was living the story of a good guy with a gun because everything in our society told him as much.
  42. nightlife
    The Sex Parties Really Are Better Than EverOptimists predicted a horny free-for-all post-lockdown. They were right.
  43. celebrity beauty encyclopedia
    An Encyclopedia of Celebrity Beauty BrandsHere are over 50 products that famous people have made for your face.
  44. gone viral
    What Happened at Carmine’sA confrontation between a host and dining patrons slid neatly into every outrage narrative of 2021. Maybe a bit too neatly.
  45. encounter
    The Texas Pastor Preaching About Abortion RightsAmelia Fulbright has been taking a stand for years. More and more clergy are joining her.
  46. power
    The Fight of Meghan Markle’s LifeThe duchess’s battle with tabloids and trolls is about more than just her right to privacy.
  47. dream date
    Lee Pace Is Trolling You BackThe actor is enjoying his time as a thirst object.
  48. power
    Puerto Rico’s Loudest Whisper NetworkFed up with a broken justice system, the organizers of an Instagram account started naming alleged abusers. Then one of the accused killed himself.
  49. encounter
    Huma Abedin Is Ready to Tell You Who She IsThroughout a public career and an even more public marriage, the political confidante has remained an enigma, until now.
  50. tomorrow
    Weathering the WeatherMental-health professionals are trying to figure out how to talk about the climate.
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