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  1. books
    J.K. Rowling Has Done It AgainOutrage is mounting after reports that the author’s new book contains “a cis male serial killer who dresses as a woman.”
  2. reading lists
    25 Famous Women on Their Favorite BooksReading recommendations from Alice Munro, Zadie Smith, Sonia Sotomayor, and more.
  3. literature
    The Hottest Thing One’s Celebrity Crush Can DoEthan Hawke has written a book review for the New York Times.
  4. q&a
    ‘I’m an Adult, But I’m Splashing Around in the Mud’Lisa Hanawalt on juvenile humor, her early work, and season two of Tuca & Bertie.
  5. q+a
    Chanel Miller Is Happy You Know Her Name NowThe author-artist on life after Emily Doe and the importance of appreciating the little things.
  6. q+a
    How Meghan Markle Was Set Up to FailThe author of Finding Freedom, the new book on Meghan and Harry, explains how “her differences were weaponized against her.”
  7. books
    The New Twilight Book Sounds Stressful As HellThe deeply anxiety-provoking glimpse into a vampire’s consciousness we all need?
  8. profile
    Sarah Schulman’s Good ConflictThe world is consumed by violent fights and hostile disagreements. The author and activist sees a way out of them.
  9. culture
    A Vacation Read for When You Can’t Take a VacationIn his new book, Sex and Vanity, Kevin Kwan turns his satirical talents on crazy rich Americans.
  10. pride essentials
    Marilyn Monroe Changed Gaby Dunn’s Idea of FeminismThe comedian and podcast host on the art that’s shaped her.
  11. pride essentials
    The Indigo Girls Helped Glennon Doyle Feel Things AgainThe author on the art and people that have made her who she is.
  12. oh no
    J.K. Rowling Triples Down on TransphobiaThe author has unleashed an 11-tweet rant that appeared to conflate hormone therapy and conversion therapy.
  13. pride essentials
    Ana Fabrega Loves Google Maps, TooThe actress shares her favorite queer influences.
  14. pride essentials
    Wilson Cruz on the Importance of Intersectional ArtFrom Paris Is Burning to James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room
  15. politics
    Once Again, Melania Is Revealed to Be Just Like Her HusbandThe First Lady has been characterized as an enigma. A new book suggests she’s an encouraging partner to Trump and a shameless fabulist, just like him.
  16. required reading
    13 Books You Should Read About Black LivesFrom established classics to newer works.
  17. culture
    All Of Anna Wintour’s Exes Came To Her WeddingIs this a British thing… ?
  18. top novel
    What Drama Will Jay Manuel Reveal in His ANTM Novel?The former America’s Next Top Model judge is writing a “metafictional” book about a man named Pablo Michaels, who works on a modeling reality show.
  19. read with us
    Who Cares If Astrology Isn’t Real?It’s not a science — which is why I love it.
  20. celebrity
    This Is the Only Celebrity Livestream I Care AboutA bedtime story, courtesy of Gollum? Yes, please.
  21. read with us
    Our Mothers, Before UsWhat can we learn from images of the women we never met?
  22. burning questions
    What Is *That* Song Doing in Normal People?Mmmwhatcha say … we look back at The O.C.?
  23. books
    A Juicy Fashion Tell-All Is Coming Our WayFormer Vogue editor André Leon Talley’s memoir is out May 19.
  24. books
    A New Simone de Beauvoir Novel Is on the WayThe previously abandoned book, which follows an intimate friendship between two young women, will be published next fall.
  25. culture
    A New Michelle Obama Documentary Is Coming to NetflixBecoming is a behind-the-scenes look at the former First Lady on her 2018 book tour.
  26. read with us
    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.”
  27. read with us
    Room at the Table“Grace had the urge to introduce herself again, though that would be insulting.”
  28. read with us
    It’s Relief to Be SeenAn excerpt from Paul Lisicky’s new memoir, Later, about living through the AIDS crisis.
  29. recommendations
    9 Short-Story Collections for Short Attention SpansWhat we’ve been reading when big books won’t do the trick.
  30. recommendations
    The Best Long Books You Finally Have Time to ReadThe Cut staff recommends.
  31. books
    Writing for Teens Is a Do-overI wasn’t out in high school, but writing a love story about queer teens helps make up for that.
  32. recommendations
    What to Do When You Get Tired of Lounging AroundFrom a Bob Ross painting party to The Sopranos re-runs.
  33. parenting
    20 of the Best Children’s Books for Uncertain TimesI always love reading to my daughter, but even more now.
  34. profile
    The Fashion Industry’s Librarians of LuxuryHow the Assoulines made their name on books to be seen (and occasionally read).
  35. books
    Ronan Farrow Condemns Publisher of Woody Allen Memoir“It’s wildly unprofessional … for Hachette to behave this way. But it also shows a lack of ethics and compassion for victims of sexual abuse.”
  36. book excerpt
    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.
  37. i wanna love you forever
    Jessica Simpson’s Music Deserves More LoveRevisiting her best songs on the occasion of her memoir.
  38. american dirt
    The American Dirt Book Tour Has Been Canceled Amid Intense BacklashJeanine Cummins’s publishers said there have been “safety” concerns.
  39. books
    Oprah Wants to ‘Hear All Sides’ in American Dirt ControversyHer upcoming Apple TV+ event will purportedly “bring people together … to talk about this book, and who gets to publish what stories.”
  40. obituary
    Remembering Elizabeth Wurtzel, a Proudly Difficult Person“She had a tiny nuclear reactor where the rest of us have a breastbone.”
  41. little women
    Is Little Women Fanfic for the Sisterless?Wait. Is this why I like Little Women so much?
  42. books
    The Best Book I Read in 2019 Was This 800-Page Sex MemoirSusi Wyss’s Guess Who Is the Happiest Girl in Town? fulfills all voyeuristic needs.
  43. q&a
    ‘Sex Can Be Anything’Pondering “the problem of romance” with the poet, activist, and sex worker Rachel Rabbit White.
  44. trans rights
    What Is J.K. Rowling Talking About?The billionaire author has jumped to the defense of a woman let go from her job for anti-trans comments.
  45. books
    How One Woman Left the Hate Group She Grew Up InMegan Phelps-Roper writes about Westboro in her new memoir.
  46. power
    What It’s Like to Be a Melania Trump Expert“She’s literally probably the most free modern First Lady that we’ve seen,” says CNN correspondent Kate Bennett.
  47. the bigger picture
    100 Years of Hygge, IlluminatedThe rich history of Danish lighting design from 1920 to now.
  48. space of the week
    An Insider’s View of the Grit and Glamour of the Fashion WorldAmy Fine Collins’s new book, The International Best-Dressed List, chronicles the history of stylish, larger-than-life personalities.
  49. the bigger picture
    A Love Letter to MexicoFrom the former director of Elle España.
  50. books
    Demi Moore’s Memoir Is a Surprisingly Healing ReadThe actress takes a tough look at her relationship with her mother.
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