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  1. self discovery
    Life After ModestyThe past is always just one blouse away.
  2. relationships
    Darkness on the Edge of CougartownWhat no one tells you about dating a younger man.
  3. testimonials
    Coming Forward About Sexual Assault, and What Comes AfterTwenty-five people who reported sexual assault and harassment talk about what happened after they spoke up and everyone else moved on.
  4. close friends
    The Story of Caroline Calloway & Her Ghostwriter NatalieSeven years after I met the infamous Instagram star, I’m ready to tell my side of the story.
  5. aging
    Gray Lady Among the Gray BabiesI went gray because I’m old. What’s your excuse?
  6. experiments
    A Marxist Hack to Spice Up Any RelationshipGetting paid for chores is not just for kids.
  7. 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.
  8. first person
    Yearning for a Blessing From Toni MorrisonWorking with her at Princeton, I was always awestruck by her presence.
  9. remembrances
    What I Learned As Toni Morrison’s Personal AssistantToni taught me, “if you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.”
  10. 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.”
  11. first person
    The Best Abortion EverIn the rural county where I live, it used to be impossible to get an abortion. The year I was 41, I needed two of them.
  12. book excerpt
    The Same Story About My MomI am good at stories. I’m also good at indignation.
  13. rainbow brites
    Beige Makes a Case for ItselfIn an exclusive first-time interview.
  14. millennials
    Outsourcing AdulthoodCan you ever really grow up if you don’t do anything for yourself?
  15. first person
    After a Week of Heartbreak, a Parkland Parent Speaks“The community is on edge.”
  16. self reflection
    Should I Give My Daughter Dreadlocks?The idea of my little girl having the same style as me is tempting.
  17. first person
    Should I Stay Pregnant?For me, being pregnant again means being willing to end it.
  18. first person
    ‘I Didn’t Want the Killer to Take Everything From Me.’Two mothers of school-shooting victims remember what it was like.
  19. first person
    I Posted the Viral Photo of Angelina Jolie Selling Dog Treats With Her KidsOn the picture that made me reconsider fame, including my own.
  20. it's all relative
    What Brought My Adoptive and Birth Families TogetherLoss showed me the bridge between the two.
  21. first person
    Amber Tamblyn: What Growing Up in Hollywood Taught Me About Boys’ ClubsDecades later, the Oscars are still going to men.
  22. it's all relative
    What I Want to Hand Down to My Daughters, and What I Don’tIt would seem that family is inescapably about inheritances.
  23. it's all relative
    A Family in 6 ActsThe writer Rumaan Alam answers the prompt: What is a family?
  24. it's all relative
    The Family I’ve Strung TogetherI think a family is made up of bits and pieces.
  25. health
    I Was a 4-Year-Old Trapped in a Teenager’s Body“I was all of the things people are when they’re 14 or 15” — except a decade younger.
  26. first person
    An Uncomfortable InheritanceThe truth about my ancestry was always hiding in plain sight.
  27. confessions
    Remembering Condé Nast’s Holiday Lunch: Fake Smiles, Blowouts, Social TerrorFor years, I mistook their glossy, well-calibrated warmth for the real thing.
  28. power
    History Will Recall, George Bush Did Nothing at AllI can’t forget the ways George H.W. Bush failed people with AIDS.
  29. self reflection
    What the Black Church Taught Me About LipstickIt’ll get you through the hardest times.
  30. first person
    Talking to My Toddler About DeathBefore her questions, I considered myself an expert on loss.
  31. first person
    We Were in the Kitchen When We Heard Christine Blasey FordMy two young daughters, their dad, and me.
  32. parenthood
    Instagram, My 3-Year-Old Daughter, and MeAm I actually instilling some meaningful lesson about confidence? Or am I just teaching her how to lie?
  33. first person
    Our Sister BeckyWhat if the doctors had listened to her?
  34. #metoo
    What I Know About Jian GhomeshiIt’s exactly what his new essay is trying to make us forget.
  35. first person
    My 6-Year-Old Thinks My Disability Is Boring“Why does your mom walk like that?” a girl his age asked.
  36. first person
    I Know Exactly How to Pass the Postpartum Depression QuizFive minutes in the waiting room is all it takes.
  37. work
    I Refused to Write Steve Bannon’s Bio for The New Yorker FestivalIt’s the only time I’ve ever said no to a task at work.
  38. first person
    Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her ChildrenNo other transition in my life has shocked me more.
  39. first person
    The Kinds of Monsters I Used to DateIt’s hardest to contend with men whose main focus is to not seem like a monster.
  40. first person
    How to Tell the Bad Men From the Good MenIt wasn’t so simple at age 18, writes Caitlin Moran.
  41. first person
    Ghost KnifeSometimes I feel a knife floating above my right shoulder. I know it’s not real, but I want to know what it means.
  42. 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.
  43. journeys
    The Truly Magical Thing About Magic Mike Live in Las VegasIt’s not the abs. It’s the friendship.
  44. father's day
    I Had No Idea What Fatherhood Was Going to be LikeWhat was it about the baby that was so time-consuming, so life-consuming?
  45. tributes
    Remembering the Magic of Kate SpadeWorking in her store felt like being invited into a dreamed-up world.
  46. new mom
    The Identity Transformation of Becoming a MomPsychologists call it “matrescence.”
  47. new mom
    Three Dads on Sex With New Moms“The downward spiral of our sex life does make me frustrated with the marriage and pretty angry — not at her, but at the situation.”
  48. first person
    Mourning My Mother Through the Bags She Left BehindMy style turned out to be not so different from hers.
  49. new mom
    What Does Being Pregnant Feel Like? Part IV“Once I crossed some sort of medical threshold of birth security, I felt expansive and powerful.”
  50. remembrances
    Gail Sheehy: What Tom Wolfe Taught Me About Reporting“You have to be brave.”
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