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Read an Excerpt from I Was Told to Come Alone
A reporter who works behind the lines of jihad struggles to find a life partner who can come to terms with her career.
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Never Before with Janet Mock: "Amiyah Scott"
This week's guest is Amiyah Scott.
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Your New Favorite Summer Remix from Songstress Nii
An interview with singer-songwriter Niia and the premiere of a slow-burning remix for her track "Sideline."
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Lit Thursday: Our All-Time Favorite Summer Reads
Get lost in these tales of D-list pop stars, bewitching travel essays, and love affairs with brawny dudes.
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Never Before with Janet Mock: "Rowan Blanchard"
This week's guest is Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard.
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SOUR HEART by Jenny Zhang
Announcing the first book in the LENNY imprint.
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt From Julia Fierro's The Gypsy Moth Summer
Love, race, and classism collide in this vibrant summer read.
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Never Before with Janet Mock: Tina Knowles-Lawson
This week's guest is Ms. Tina Knowles-Lawson.
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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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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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Music Monday: Springtime Anthems from Kate Bush, Haim, and Crime Mob
The songs our editors are currently obsessing over.
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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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Why I Tell Stories About Cannibals and Murderers
Documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr on why she explores the dark side.
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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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On Revealing the Truth About Your "Roommate"
Read an excerpt from J. Courtney Sullivan's new book, Saints for All Occasions, out May 9.
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Maren Morris Is Moving Country Music Forward
The Grammy Award-winning artist is expanding women's role in country beyond scorned lover or coy virgin.
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Music Monday: College Throwbacks, Chewing Gum, and More
The tracks we currently have on repeat.
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Lit Thursday: Debunking the Myth That Legendary Activist Jane Jacobs Was a "Mere Housewife"
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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Lit Thursday: 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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