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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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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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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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Rethinking the Makeover
Girl, it's time for a new gait.
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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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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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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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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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Lessons From My Serbian Grandmother's Cookbook
Level: Easy
A recipe for sour cream coffee cake from the archives.
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When Gabourey Sidibe Got Dissed By a Saleswoman
The actress is almost turned away at Chanel, until the saleswoman figures out Gabby is famous.
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Music Monday: Helium's Mary Timony Is Bringing '90s Classics Back
The indie rocker talks Helium essentials and unreleased demos.
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Sheryl Crow Is a Sexual Being
The singer recaptures her youthful energy in her new album, Be Myself.
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Willie Parker Is the Pro-Choice Hero We Need
Lena reviews a new book by the religious doctor who is giving southern women the right to choose.
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Your May Horoscope Is Here
An existential guide for the month ahead.
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What It's Like to be a Female Butcher
On the disgust and respect that comes with butchery.
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