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  1. drama
    What’s Going on With Avital Ronell, the Prominent Theorist Accused of HarassmentThe story exited the insular world of academia and became another flash point in the ongoing debate about consent, power, and harassment.
  2. power
    All About Maria Butina, the Gun-Loving Russian Woman Accused of Being a SpyButina, 29, is facing charges of being an unregistered foreign agent.
  3. media
    Why People Are Mad About The Atlantic’s Controversial New HireFor starters, Kevin Williamson once wrote that women who have abortions should be hanged.
  4. ey i'm runnin' here
    5 Things to Know About Cynthia Nixon’s Political HistoryHere’s a primer on her work as an activist.
  5. true crime
    What to Know About the New Natalie Wood Case DevelopmentsPolice have confirmed that her husband at the time, Robert Wagner, is now a “person of interest.”
  6. crime
    The Case of the Murdered Canadian Billionaires Is Getting Stranger and StrangerPrivate investigators reportedly now believe that Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered by multiple people.
  7. media
    Why Is the Writer Who Broke the Aziz Ansari Story Fighting With This TV Host?There is one particularly angry email.
  8. explainers
    What Is Babe.net, the Website Behind the Aziz Ansari Story?It’s a site “for girls who don’t give a f*ck.”
  9. crime
    What We Know About the Case of the 13 Siblings Held Captive in Their HomeAged 2 through 29, they were found shackled to their beds and severely malnourished.
  10. explainers
    What Does Net Neutrality Mean for Your Instagram Addiction?How today’s decision could affect your favorite app.
  11. niche drama
    The Dramatic Feud Between Two New York Lawyers, ExplainedEverything to know about the Cellino & Barnes split.
  12. explainers
    A Guide to the Acrobatic Rock’n’Roll Star Who’s Probably Putin’s DaughterAnswers to your questions about Katerina Tikhonova, including: what the hell is acrobatic rock’n’roll?
  13. explainers
    Which IUD Should You Get?The pros and cons of the five T-shaped soldiers available.
  14. explainers
    Why Did the Government Want to Ban This Herbal Supplement?This pain-relieving leaf is stirring up controversy.
  15. Why Does the Government Want to Ban This Herbal Supplement?This pain-relieving leaf is stirring up controversy.
  16. explainers
    Eating Only One Food to Lose Weight Is a Terrible IdeaMono diets aren’t weight-loss magic.
  17. awful things
    Flakka Is Like Bath Salts, But WorseThe synthetic stimulant can have terrifying side effects.
  18. 2016 olympics
    How Real Is the Danger of Zika in Rio?Perhaps we should be talking about diarrhea instead.
  19. pipe dreams
    The Reason We Don’t Have Male Birth Control Is Simpler Than You ThinkIt’s not just about money and gender politics.
  20. love and war
    Tracee Ellis Ross Is ‘Confused’ by People Who Don’t Like the Word ‘Feminist’And the word’s upcoming appearance on Black-ish.
  21. david bowie
    The Story Behind David Bowie’s Unusual EyesIt’s a condition called anisocoria.
  22. explainers
    The Woman at the Center of the Lanvin DramaAs tensions escalate at the house, a look at its elusive owner.
  23. am i dying
    Why Do I Jerk Awake Right As I’m Falling Asleep?Just when you think you’re drifting off, you are roused very unpleasantly. Here’s what’s going on.
  24. guides
    What Does ‘Netflix and Chill’ Really Look Like?Does it ever include a cashmere scarf?
  25. explainers
    Was That a Blow-Job Bib on Empire Last Night?Does everyone already own a blow-job bib and no one told us?!
  26. explainers
    10 Ways to Recognize OrthorexiaWhen do food rules cross a line?
  27. explainers
    Why, Exactly, Are Colleges So Bad at Dealing With Rape?Both feminists and men’s rights activists agree the system fails.
  28. titsplainer
    How to Stuff Your Bra When You’re a Grown-Ass WomanKate Upton wants “clip-on” tits. I’ve got them. They’re called gym socks.
  29. Conscious Uncoupling: A Goop GIF ExplainerA user’s guide. 
  30. Why Is Everyone So Mad at Pretty, Topless Femen?I miss Pussy Riot.
  31. The World’s Most Baffling Porn Search Terms, ExplainedWe had to ask a friend who works for an escort social network. 
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