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Lit Thursday: Jane Jacobs Saves New York's Soul
An ode to the woman who saved the soul of New York.
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Adventures of Lesbian Cattle Dogs
In which the lesbian cattle dogs fuss the bones.
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A Restless, Young Writer Finds Her Voice
An excerpt from Durga Chew-Bose's new essay collection Too Much and Not the Mood.
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Music Monday: Our Favorite Springtime Love Songs
The Lenny editors talk brand new starts, bouquets of stars, and violins.
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Lit Thursday: Sexual Hall Passes & More
Lenny editors recommend the books they're reading.
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Songbird Series: The Mother of New Age Music Gets Down to Ambient Sounds
Jess Rotter celebrates the musician who mastered the art of the avant-garde.
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If You Can Do It, You Don't Have to Say It.
An excerpt from YouTube star Lilly Singh's new book, How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life
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"The Liberated Orgasm … Make a New Year resolution to have one!"
An ode to Spare Rib, a second-wave British feminist magazine.
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Lit Thursday: "The Fourth State of Matter"
Lenny recommends magazine articles of yore.
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The Secret Life of Kewpies' Kreator
The best-selling doll came to illustrator Rose O'Neill in a dream.
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Lit Thursday: "The Girl Issue"
Lenny recommends magazine articles of yore.
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Every Day It's a Roller Coaster
Taking my first solo plane ride and navigating the Trump administration as a black disabled woman.
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Music Monday: Get Shit Done Jams
The songs that get Lenny editors going!
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This weekend some white lady is running a tag sale at John Hope Franklin's house
An original poem by Camille T. Dungy.
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Unspeakable Appetites
On the new movie Raw and a spate of other films exploring female cannibals.
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The Untold Story of Black Travel in America
On the Green Book, a guide that kept black travelers safe from 1936 to 1967.
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Music Monday: Ode to TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Revisiting the iconic singer's legacy on the 25th anniversary of TLC's debut album.
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Lena Loves Magazines
Longform articles recommended by Lena Dunham about Jaime King, Lolita, and more.
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"Um, Are Those My Underpants?"
An excerpt from Vanessa Davis' graphic novel Spaniel Rage.
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"Beyoncé Celebrates Black History Month"
Two excerpts from Morgan Parker's There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé
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