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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 Girl Searches for Truth After Her Mother's Death
Read an excerpt from Sarah Perry's memoir After the Eclipse, out September 26.
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The First Person Who Will Live to Be 150 Years Old
A poem from Nicole Sealey's debut collection, Ordinary Beast.
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Zola Jesus's Reading List
The books that kept singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova going during the recording of her latest album, Okovi.
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Lit Thursday: An Accidental Sex-Shop Pilgrimage
Read an excerpt from Tara Clancy's memoir, The Clancys of Queens, out in paperback on September 5.
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Read an Excerpt from Ayobami Adebayo's Buzzy Debut Novel
A married couple agreed that polygamy wasn't for them, until their family intervenes.
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Music Monday: A Dance Song, a Breakup Song, a Fight Song, a Fuck You
An ode to Metric's "Combat Baby."
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Lit Thursday: How to Behave in a Crowd
Six French siblings over-analyze their bright futures in Camille Bordas's debut novel in English.
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Revisiting "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie"
On Alanis Morisette's underrated follow-up to 1995's Jagged Little Pill.
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Lit Thursday: Read an Excerpt from Chris Kraus's New Book
The I Love Dick author chronicles the life of experimental writer and performance artist Kathy Acker in her latest book, After Kathy Acker.
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How to Choose Your Ideal Summer Wine
Discover a whole new world beyond rosé.
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Lit Thursday: Get a Sneak Peak of the First Book in the Lenny Imprint
An excerpt from Jenny Zhang's forthcoming story collection, Sour Heart.
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The Seductive Pleasures of Author Sybille Bedford
An ode to the British writer's 1989 biographical novel Jigsaw.
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I Got a Rapper to Take Me to McDonald's in His Limo
Novelist Danzy Senna on her chance meeting with Doug E. Fresh after a 1985 concert.
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How Rape Was Used as a Weapon During the Revolutionary War
"They threatened to poison the girls, to run a bayonet through their hearts."
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Lit Thursday: Your Father's Sex Doll Is Your New Roommate
Read the first chapter of Alissa Nutting's new book, Made for Love, out now.
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Never Before with Janet Mock: "Gabourey Sidibe," Episode 7
This week's guest is Gabourey Sidibe.
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Your New Boyfriend's Dog Has Some Words of Caution for You
An excerpt from Susanna Fogel's novel Nuclear Family, out later this month.
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Never Before with Janet Mock: "Tarrell Alvin McCraney," Episode 6
This week's guest is Tarrell Alvin McCraney.
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On Belonging: The Gentrified World Versus the Pull of Home
Writer Lolly Bowean tries to reconcile the gentrified city she now lives in with what used to be home.
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