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Lit Thursday: Dreams Versus Reality, and Where We Search for the Truth
An excerpt from Barbara Gowdy's new novel Little Sister, available now.
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Music Monday: Transcendent Songs to Get You Through These Distressing Times
Need a break from the daily news? These tracks are our salvation.
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I'm a Carrier for Muscular Dystrophy, and I Might Give it to My Unborn Son
How I decided to move forward with a pregnancy without genetic testing.
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Elizabeth Warren Wants to Make College Affordable Again
The best way to fight Trump is to invest in education for America's youth.
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Trixie Garcia on the Healing Power of the Grateful Dead
How Jerry Garcia's daughter forged her own identity.
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The Artist Who's Giving Side-Eye to the Art World
Toyin Ojih Odutola isn't some "puffy art star."
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This Foodie Is Collecting Recipes for the Revolution
On the revolutionary potential of cooking, and a recipe for arroz rojo.
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A Hope for Universal Health Care in New York State
A single-payer bill could pass the State Senate. Here's how you can help it move forward.
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Lena Dunham on Why She's Taking a Break to Heal
A note about why she's canceling the Lenny IRL tour to focus on her health.
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Vanessa Carlton Isn't Some Perfect Piano Pop-Song Girl
The singer-songwriter on her growth as an artist and woman after early success.
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Lit Thursday: Mary Gordon on the Books That Inspired Her New Novel
Get inside the author's head as she shares the inspirations behind her latest book, There Your Heart Lies, the story of a woman confronting...
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How to Make Astrology Your Day Job
The cult-favorite horoscope scribe Chani Nicholas on using astrology as a tool for liberation and healing.
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Rethinking the Makeover
Girl, it's time for a new gait.
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Is Your Social-Media Habit a Diagnosable Disorder?
An interview with Sharon Begley, the author of Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsion.
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Amber Tamblyn On Female Intuition in Hollywood
The actress, writer, and director learns to listen to her gut after years of being told she's wrong.
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17-Year-Old Gavin Grimm On Why He's Fighting for Trans Equality
The high-school senior suing his school district for its bathroom policy vows to continue his activism after graduation.
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Music Monday: Springtime Anthems from Kate Bush, Haim, and Crime Mob
The songs our editors are currently obsessing over.
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Dorothy Allison on Why Working-Class Literature Is the Strongest
The novelist and memoirist talks about growing up poor, her '70s lesbian feminist collective, and meeting her obligations.
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Lit Thursday: Books Our Mothers Read Us
From Emily Dickinson's poems to J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories, the Lenny editors recount the books our mothers shared with us, and the...
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How a Type-A Mom Learns to Appreciate Her Laid-Back Children
A mother embraces the "caj" side of her kids.
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Learning to Love the Clothes My Mother Bought Me
How a mother and daughter's lifetime of fashion clashes reached a d├ętente.
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Why I Tell Stories About Cannibals and Murderers
Documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr on why she explores the dark side.
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