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"As I age, I remember the harsh ways my mother spoke about her figure. I try to choose kinder words when I speak to my own body. I wish I could tell her that her legs look strong — powerful — in that ballet picture."
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Books Editor , Senior Editor , and Contributing Editor discuss in , , and :
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"...the punks lost their fear of the police and the security apparatus." ’s riveting history of East German punk rock () is now available in paperback! Revisiting Mohr's interview with :
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"Google is to surveillance capitalism what the Ford Motor Company and General Motors were to mass-production–based managerial capitalism."
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"From my perspective as a Black writer, I and my colleagues can read certain texts and realize, 'Whoa, this piece is super white,' even if the writer is trying to depict a world that is so vast and limitless in possibility."
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Shannon Stirone 💀 20h
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I wrote about this moment more in depth in my piece about the Deep Space Network
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"It hadn’t occurred to me just how rote the work of an athlete might look to a pro skater, who must do so much more than just perform."
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"I struggled to find the words to explain to my doctors, to my husband, what I was experiencing, what I saw as the light dimmed in my eyes."
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A mastectomy was required. “I don’t want to do it,” she told her friend Liz one day in our living room. It was planned for a few days later. Liz didn’t answer. We all know she had no real choice.
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"Where I come from, if a woman so much as reveals she is depressed — an affliction that is still associated with evil spirits and demonic attacks — she is taken to the church for exorcism."
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Cathy Reisenwitz🗽🌐🥑 Sep 13
Oh my God this essay <3
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Dr. Sarah Boon Sep 13
Read more about trees worldwide in my upcoming essay for .
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Read Tasmania Sep 14
''I have forgotten how to read. It isn’t the first time. I have forgotten before and I will forget again. In other words, I am still learning how to read.' – Reading Lessons by via
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Tom Maxwell 23h
My latest for . “As ambitious as he was incapable of handling recognition, Johnston constructed his legend by dismantling his career.”
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"You can never have enough of the thing that brings you comfort."
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“When you have an active shooter situation, I guarantee in the first couple days your inbox is going to have solutions from companies trying to market their technology.” Guy Grace
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Longreads Sep 14
"Hugo was a mail boat away from the French coast, a safe distance from . While he loved his country with a patriotic fervor that would raise eyebrows today, leaving it ultimately gave him the room to complete his complex ode to ."
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"You’re either competing with yourself to outdo what you’ve already achieved, or you’re competing with someone else for a bigger share of some pie (and there’s always someone else)."
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Longreads Sep 14
"I turned on the car and the radio cascaded breaking news of a large tsunami in Japan. But even then, I did not think of the risk to my father’s hometown, a fishing city in northeastern Miyagi Prefecture directly in the tsunami’s path."
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