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The 90s Book That Predicted Internet Celebrity
The Metaphysical Touch by Sylvia Brownrigg predicted the boom of Internet celebrity and the intimacy of online communities.
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I Filmed My First Nude Scene At 50 and Loved It
Actress Becky Ann Baker on what it was like to be nude on screen for the first time.
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The Evolution of Title IX
An excerpt from Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.
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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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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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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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Patti Smith: "The Real Revolution Will Be a Global One"
As her photographs and a poem crop up in unexpected venues across Mexico City the punk poet talks Frida and Diego, the death of the...
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Your Boyfriend Wants You to Dress Up Like a Penguin During Sex
Read an excerpt from Lara Williams's new book of short stories A Selfie as Big as the Ritz, out next week.
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A VHS Guide to My Neuroses
All the 90s films that shaped my anxious upbringing.
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This Yemeni Refugee Tells Her Story Through Music
A profile of the artist Methal.
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A Chibok Schoolgirl Who Escaped Boko Haram Tells Her Story
An excerpt from Alexis Okeowo's new book A Moonless, Starless Sky.
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Tei Shi on the Nostalgia and Anxiety That Built Her New Album
As she tours her first full-length album, Valerie Teicher opens up about the childhood experiences and self-doubt that inspired her latest...
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Discover This Mysterious Arctic Archipelago
An artist explores the abandoned regions of the Svalbard archipelago.
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A Daughter Faces Mental Illness in the Wake of Her Father's Death
Read an excerpt from Jeannie Vanasco's debut memoir, The Glass Eye.
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The Dramatic Life and Shocking Death of Isadora Duncan
The mother of modern dance had her neck broken by a brilliant red scarf — and the scarf lives on.
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The Walkman Was a Machine for Daydreaming
An ode to the bygone device.
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A Moving Letter to Race and Gender Activist Audre Lorde
Award-winning poet Sonia Sanchez puts Lorde's work into context for 2017.
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The Loud-Mouthed Heretical Teenager Dropped From British History Books
Throne-usurping Lady Jane Grey is painted as either a saint or a sinner. The reality is much more fascinating.
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I Have a Foolproof Plan for Success. Succeed Less.
Read an excerpt from Hiding in the Bathroom, out September 26.
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A Young Girl Searches for Truth After Her Mother's Murder
Read an excerpt from Sarah Perry's memoir After the Eclipse, out September 26.
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