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  1. fiction
    Red at the BoneIn this excerpt from Jacqueline Woodson’s new novel, a teenage daughter reckons with her mother’s past.
  2. book excerpt
    All About BillRead Cathy Horyn’s introduction to Bill Cunningham: On the Street.
  3. politics
    When You’re Not the ‘Pick of the Establishment’8 women on what it’s really like running for office.
  4. first person
    Rick Springer Was an Activist in the World, a Terrorist at HomeMy stepfather was famous because he wanted to stop nuclear bombs, but privately he made our lives a war zone.
  5. fiction
    ‘On Account of the Beast’In this excerpt from Téa Obreht’s new novel, Inland, a frontierswoman awaits the return of her husband.
  6. book excerpt
    Not Your Grandmother’s Illegal AbortionPeople are training to provide manual vacuum aspirations, “menstrual extractions,” and other methods of abortion as bans proliferate.
  7. first person
    Donald Trump Assaulted Me, But He’s Not Alone on My List of Hideous Men“I made a list of hideous men in my life. It includes the president — who assaulted me in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman 23 years ago.”
  8. fiction
    ‘All This, After a Lifetime Bet on One Woman’In an excerpt from Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s novel, Fleishman Is in Trouble, a woman struggling with middle age observes her recently divorced friend.
  9. art
    Women Artists on Their Favorite Artworks at Their Local MuseumsFor a new book, It Speaks to Me, Jori Finkel asked 50 artists to discuss an artwork they find inspiring.
  10. fiction
    Future CatMaggie found a way to make time go forward. But what she really wanted was a way to look back.
  11. book excerpt
    The Same Story About My MomI am good at stories. I’m also good at indignation.
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    Watching the Internet React to the Worst Night of My LifeErin Lee Carr on her father’s death.
  13. marriage: an investigation
    What It’s Like to Watch Your Husband with Another Woman“It cannot be a porn scene. This is something you’re choosing to experience together as one aspect of your loving relationship.”
  14. fiction
    Period, Ellipsis, Full StopWhat happens when your new start comes to a halt?
  15. book excerpt
    Jennifer Aniston Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Break-upsIf Jen could be okay breaking it off with Brad Pitt and staying friends (allegedly), then I could be okay.
  16. remembering karl
    I Tried Karl Lagerfeld’s DietLosing weight with the designer’s regimen of Diet Coke and burnt quail.
  17. first person
    ‘I Didn’t Want the Killer to Take Everything From Me.’Two mothers of school-shooting victims remember what it was like.
  18. book excerpt
    Why Perfection Doesn’t Equal HappinessReshma Saujani’s Brave, Not Perfect explores the confusing, inconsistent, and impossible standards women set for themselves.
  19. fiction
    Now Wait for This WeekA short story about bad men, rich roommates, and adult birthdays.
  20. first person
    An Uncomfortable InheritanceThe truth about my ancestry was always hiding in plain sight.
  21. beginnings
    I Love Interior Design Because of My MotherShe taught me the value of decorating a home with authenticity.
  22. the body politic
    American Women Are Furious — and It’s Changing Our Country ForeverFemale anger could save our democracy. It’s not the first time.
  23. book excerpt
    The Last Days of the Real LolitaAn excerpt from Sarah Weinman’s new book tells what happened to Sally Horner after the kidnapping that helped inspire Nabokov’s novel.
  24. motherhood
    When Writers Become MothersAnd how my own mother helped me become both.
  25. first person
    Novelist Deborah Levy Remembers Her Fearless Mother’s Last DaysIn this excerpt from her new memoir, The Cost of Living, Deborah Levy recounts her fearless mother’s life and death.
  26. new mom
    What If We Told Women the Truth About What Birth Can Do to Their Bodies?Pelvic pain and pelvic floor disorders are common after childbirth, but they are not normal.
  27. 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?
  28. parenthood
    Can Scientists Tell Me If I’m a Good Mom?What happened when a team of neuroscientists observed my daughter and me.
  29. first person
    The Doctor Is a Woman: Sloane Crosley Considers the Prospect of ParenthoodIn this essay from her new book Look Alive Out There, Sloane Crosley reckons with what the future holds.
  30. parenting
    How to Watch TV With Your KidsMost parents don’t realize that there’s more to kids and TV than feeling guilty.
  31. book excerpt
    The Self-Destructive Obsession That Controlled My LifeFor years, sex and porn wreaked havoc on my life.
  32. title ix
    Inside a Training Course for Campus Sexual Assault OfficersAt a Sheraton in Philadelphia, 500 college employees learn what qualifies as rape.
  33. teen spirit
    Ivanka Trump Says She Had a ‘Punk Phase’The president’s daughter opens up in her mother’s new memoir.
  34. book excerpt
    How It Felt to Live Through My First Manic EpisodeI was sixteen, and I believed I was receiving messages from Michael Jackson.
  35. book excerpt
    Juergen Teller’s Favorite Photos of Vivienne WestwoodA new book showcases the photographer and designer’s collaborative friendship.
  36. workplace discrimination
    Ellen Pao: This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon ValleyMy lawsuit failed. Others won’t.
  37. 7 Totally-Not-Made-Up Things a Brown Person Has Heard at the OfficeAn excerpt from artist Maria Qamar’s debut book, Trust No Aunty.
  38. What I Know About My Best Friend’s MurderDespite what the tabloids say, she was more than just Ashton Kutcher’s date.
  39. Why I Risked My Life to Drive in Saudi ArabiaSaudi activist Manal al-Sharif shares the story behind the Women to Drive movement.
  40. book excerpt
    Leaving Home, When Your Home Is a ConventAnd your dad is a pantsless, gun-toting Catholic priest.
  41. women who work
    The Preface to Ivanka Trump’s Book, Written by a Woman Who Actually WorksA few notes on Ivanka Trump’s new book’s preface.
  42. cut cover story
    What We Lose When Sex Is All About DangerParanoia rules on today’s college campus.
  43. Why Manic Panic Is Still CoolThe story behind a punk-scene fixture that never died.
  44. My Mother’s MurderShe disappeared when I was four. It was years before I understood why.
  45. cut cover story
    Self-Empowerment Is Just Another Word for NarcissismHow contemporary feminism has lost its way.
  46. book excerpt
    ‘I Was the Queen of French Fashion. Then Came the Guillotine.’Joan Juliet Buck on saying au revoir to all that.
  47. book excerpt
    How to Murder Your LifeI was a slutty and self-loathing downtown party girl fellatrix rushing to ruin.
  48. book excerpt
    My First Day Microdosing With LSDThe drug was a new treatment for my mood disorder — and the first problem was how to buy it.
  49. first person
    Losing My Grandfather Meant Losing Part of My HeritageHe was one of the only living ties I had to Puerto Rico, and now he was gone.
  50. book excerpt
    The Powerful Appeal of Modern Witchcraft — Even for a SkepticA writer immerses herself in the world of Paganism.
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