Has sex positivity become alienating?
Let’s face facts: singing songs about really liking the Replacements isn’t paying our rent with the commies anymore.
Sixty-five years after it was published, J.D. Salinger’s novel remains a definitive expression of adolescent trauma.
The author of Closer: Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality on scientific ignorance, the sexualized Other, and Victorian hang ups.

Answering a letter titled “My Mind Likes Imagining Boys,” writer and advice-giver Heather Havrilesky (whose column, Ask Polly, began in 2012 at The Awl, moved to New York magazine and is, as of this...

For me and everyone else, football in Belfast is coded, but this year, I felt comfortable cheering for both Irish teams.The politics of Brexit, however, has no room for between-ness.
A man’s appetite can be hearty, but a woman with an appetite—for food, for sex, for simple attention—is always voracious: she always overreaches, because it is not supposed to exist.
Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni was determined to make ancient manuscripts accessible to the public.
Released thirty years ago, Prince’s directorial debut seemed calculated to frustrate the fans who bought tickets to Purple Rain weekend after weekend.
A photograph is no more a memory or a gun than it is a murder or a moral code: On the work of Matt Bialer and the streets of New York City.
Talking with the author of White Sands about blurring the boundaries of fiction and nonfiction, the disappointments of pilgrimage, and the possibilities of serious comedy.
The author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube on dog sledding, abuse, and the lure of the Arctic.
How do you preserve a language while still letting it grow?
In a new documentary about the 1964 killing of Kitty Genovese, her brother confronts the myth that 87 people turned a blind eye to her murder.
The director of Chevalier on character development, masculinity, and why kissing is really kind of weird.
Any provisional understanding of what’s going on in your head is comforting—even if that understanding is a fiction. Rather than therapy, I look to the stars.
The author on horses as harbingers of death, MFA programs, and how reading is a way to practice being brave.
As much as I appreciate wine and like to drink it, I’m not building a monument to good taste—it’s a library of possibility.
The author of Talking to the Diaspora discusses deep space, Harry Potter, and the language our bodies are speaking.
Speaking with the showrunners ahead of the spy drama’s season-four finale about building to big narrative payoffs, allowing themes to emerge subconsciously, and when the show surprises even them.

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