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Karen O Is (Still) Pushing Boundaries
As Yeah Yeah Yeahs embark on their first tour in four years, Karen O opens up about sweat, hair, and breaking into the male-heavy rock...
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Casa Ruby Is Making a Home for Displaced LGBT Youth
Ruby Corado, the founder of a shelter for LGBT youth in Washington, DC, on what it takes to give her community the safety and dignity it...
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How Title IX Came to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault
An excerpt from Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.
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Learning About Mortality From My Mother
Mami is always dying, but she's not actually sick — she's just Dominican.
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Three Recipes to Help You Rise Above Self-Doubt
Even the hottest of messes deserve a nice meal.
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My Ex-Boyfriend Admits to Acting Like a Little Boy
In a new comic series, author Linda Rosenkrantz investigates what went wrong with her ex-boyfriends.
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Joy Bryant: My Mother, and the Legacy of Abuse
The actress on the sexual assault that has affected her family.
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How the Religious Right Broke Into Americans' Bedrooms
They weren't always obsessed with abortion and sexual freedom. Here's how it happened.
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Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart Forgives Herself
The synth-pop performer on coming into her own and owning the stage.
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My Sliding Doors Moment
A writer searches for the courage to face her fears in a woman with the same name, ethnic background, and profession.
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How to Go Out to Eat Alone
A new comic meditates on the surprising empathy of other people.
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Sexual Assault Is Not a Partisan Issue
We will need to hold hands across the aisle to get anti-harassment legislation passed.
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Indian Comic Aditi Mittal Says Anything She Wants
The Indian comic on her first stand-up special, Things They Wouldn't Let Me Say, and more.
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Writing My Way Out of My Hometown
I'm sick of working from my mother's dark-brown couch — I'm dreaming of Los Angeles.
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What It's Like to Run Against One of the GOP's Most Vile Anti-Immigrant Congressman
My mother, Leann Jacobsen, is challenging Iowa representative Steve King.
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The Most Questionable Thing I Did As a Young Mom
Lenny readers share their stories of navigating life with a tiny human.
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Ché Aimee Dorval On The Power of Collaboration
The indie singer talks working with Devin Townsend and using her art to make a difference
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Betty Gilpin's Career Stress Caused a Six-Day Full-Body Spasm
The Glow star on how she got her mind and body into alignment.
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Lit Thursday: The Romance of Elsewhere
Lynn Freed's essay "The Beach of the Lost World" is a study in learning to leave behind the imagined glory of adulthood.
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Jackie Cruz: Why I'm Standing Up for Latina Equal Pay Day
We deserve better than tired stereotypes and political underrepresentation.
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Your November Horoscope Is Here
"If you're feeling depressed about the state of the world, look out for love."
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The Gender Pay Gap Happened to Me. Now What?
I spent ten years at The Wall Street Journal, and I was paid less than someone else for the same job.
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The Statue of Liberty Is a Symbol for the Misfits
Author Lidia Yuknavitch salutes Lady Liberty.
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