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  1. fiction
    When the Teeth Came In“It wasn’t long before I noticed something alien in my vagina.”
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    Dear IsisGabrielle Union writes about wishing she had done better by her Bring It On character.
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    The Specter of False Rape AccusationsThey are objectively rare, so why do they carry their cultural charge?
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    I Cannot Block It OutAs Michaela Coel writes, the inequalities of the industry can stun you into silence — but that silence will never not haunt you.
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    Mi Mami Tells Me to Get Out of the SunGrowing up, my Nicaraguan mother worried about the darkness of my skin. But I can’t be held back by colorism.
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    What Miss Piggy Taught Me About AbuseIn this excerpt from her upcoming memoir, Nichole Perkins discusses the consequences of believing that the way to a man’s heart is to wear it down.
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    Closer to Perfect“I wish someone had said something like, “Don’t change one damn thing about yourself.”
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    Those Were the Days of Our LivesThis generation will never know the true freedom — and neglect — of being an ’80s kid.
  9. body image
    How I Stopped Saying Horrible Things to MyselfIf you want to love your body, you have to stop insulting it.
  10. fiction
    Talking Around the Elephant in the RoomThey could publish books about bitcoin and black holes, but they couldn’t understand why it was important to have more diverse authors.
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    ‘You Must Play Basketball’He wants to see my moves. My Black athleticism will turn him on. But my body is a marionette with tangled and impossibly knotted strings.
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    My Heartbreak WorkbookSomewhere, between my troubles and attempts to fix them, I will find myself.
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    What My Mother AteI remember her taste clearly because that was how my mother loved you, in subtle observations of what brought joy.
  14. street style
    A Joyful Celebration of Chinatown’s Stylish SeniorsFrom the new book Chinatown Pretty.
  15. fiction
    The CureShe enjoyed sex most when her lovers seemed satisfied.
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    Can My Dog Learn to Dance?I decided to transfer my vague interest in ballet onto Peter.
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    Ntozake Been Said ThatAn excerpt from Black Futures, edited by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham.
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    The Dangerous Legacy of White Male AmericaAn excerpt from a new book by the author of So You Want to Talk About Race.
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    Too Full to F - - -You can’t always make room for a dick. Especially if you’ve eaten dessert.
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    My History With PleasureI am proud to say that I learned how to masturbate from a book.
  21. the cut podcast
    Irony Is OutRaven Leilani on her debut novel and the importance of being earnest, on this week’s The Cut podcast.
  22. fiction
    What Are You Going Through: A Novel Excerpt“A whole other feeling floods me when she reveals that she is in possession of a euthanasia drug.”
  23. fiction
    Want: A Novel Excerpt“My body almost single-handedly bankrupted us.”
  24. 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.
  25. fiction
    Luster“Then I remember his wife, the coaster eases downwards, and we fall.”
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    Lost in the SystemA day in the life of a homeless single mother.
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    Life Events: A Novel Excerpt“Here I was, joined in mourning with people I had never met before.”
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    There’s a Divide in Even the Closest Interracial FriendshipsIncluding ours.
  29. fiction
    The Vanishing Half“Would they see her for what she was? Or rather, what she wasn’t?”
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    The Conditions of Deliverance“Nothing was better than aligning with one of Vern’s messages from God.”
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    The Last Time We Had SexThere is something vulgar about how careless he is with pleasure.
  32. read with us
    Who Cares If Astrology Isn’t Real?It’s not a science — which is why I love it.
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    Our Mothers, Before UsWhat can we learn from images of the women we never met?
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    Editing My Body“I’d just signed the form that said ‘paid: $6,043.00/male reconstructed chest.’”
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    The Kind of Mother I’d BeBeginning a journey into the science of attachment.
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    The Land’s Dank SecretsLucy will remember the hardness on Ma’s face years later. Was it resolve, or courage, or coldness?
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    Like Any Good Sidekick“Laura could take over as the heroine if the situation demanded it.”
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    A Sharpener of Knives“I typed ‘onion soup’ and ‘how to make into Explorer. I began to despair. I read the recipe. I read it again.”
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    I Promised You a Job, Not a Family“I agree to follow him to his home, and to perform the job of being his mother.”
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    Room at the Table“Grace had the urge to introduce herself again, though that would be insulting.”
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    It’s Relief to Be SeenAn excerpt from Paul Lisicky’s new memoir, Later, about living through the AIDS crisis.
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    The Worst Friend Date I Ever HadI was hoping she was in the market for a new bff.
  43. ask a boss
    Job Interview Tips: How to Survive 10 Awkward SituationsWhat should you say when you don’t know the answer to a question? How do you explain you were fired?
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    An Everywoman and Her BodyI live in a world of thin people. I interview the famously thin. I know their habits, but I’m also aware that I am not one of them.
  45. fiction
    PicnicAn excerpt from Weather, a new novel about climate dread from the author of Dept. of Speculation.
  46. anniversaries
    Prabal Gurung’s Impossible DreamA new monograph offers a window into the designer’s decade-long journey to achieving his American dream.
  47. can’t spell fashun without fun
    A Reminder From Dior: Fashion Should Be FunDior: Moments of Joy captures the brand’s legacy of gaiety.
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    My Failed First Day As a CamgirlThere I was, decked out in lingerie, and this dude wanted to talk about pool maintenance.
  49. first person
    The Night She Almost Killed YouIn an excerpt from her new memoir, Carmen Maria Machado begins to realize that her dreamy relationship is actually a nightmare.
  50. fiction
    Red at the BoneIn this excerpt from Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, a teenage daughter reckons with her mother’s past.
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