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Fallen Rose II will follow at a later date and time. I had written and rewritten Fallen Rose several times. Thirty-one to be exact. It is time for my story to be told.
LIBERALS TEND TO THINK OF THEMSELVES as open-minded and supportive of free speech. But recent examples show otherwise—and prove that many on the left are not above using intimidation and harassment to silence dissenting voices. Consider the fight ag
A conversation with the author of Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum.
CHRISTINA DUGAN In 1980 actress Mackenzie Phillips joined her father, John Phillips (whom Mackenzie claimed she had an incestuous relationship with in her 2009 memoir High on Arrival), in rehab for an out-of-control cocaine habit that had gotten her
TARA JOHN ON JULY 15, QANDEEL BALOCH, a Pakistani social-media star, was strangled to death by her brother for “dishonoring” the family name by being outspoken about female sexuality. So-called honor killings are widespread in Pakistan, where more t
If you’re worried about an adolescent and aren’t sure what to do, heed the advice of Fadi Haddad, a psychiatrist and the co-author of Helping Kids in Crisis
Racism should be a core concern for all Americans, in every area of our lives. Implicit bias—our subconscious associations of race—permeates everything that we do. And we must pursue systemic accountability to fix it. The next President must apply th
IN A NEW BOOK, THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HOW SHE SAVED HER SCHIZOPHRENIC MOM
TUNNEL VISION CAN SET IN WITH A new cancer diagnosis. Everyone—the doctor, the patient, the patient’s loved ones—focuses almost exclusively on treatment: the chemotherapy, surgery and radiation that aim to keep a patient alive for as long as possible
SHE SAYS THEIR AFFAIR WAS LOVE. HE SAYS IT WAS JUST SEX
WE’RE LIVING IN A MOMENT when the challenges facing black folks are becoming more visible. Thanks to cell phones and social media, the entire nation can now see for itself what black folks have been talking about for years—the pain of injustice, the
THERE ARE MANY WAYS IN WHICH celebrities are not like us, from the clothes they wear to the jets they fly. And when Angelina Jolie, one of the world’s most famous women, filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, one of the world’s most famous men, she did so
JP: I’ve been the pastor here for 20 years. When I came, it was a “don’t ask, don’t tell” church. Then, one by one, longtime members would share their sexuality. That, more than any magic verse in the Bible, began to make it more possible for us to h
Emily Witt went to San Francisco to see if internet culture had ruined love.
A single dose of magic mushrooms can make people with severe anxiety and depression better for months, according to a landmark pair of new studies.
Skirt Club wants to help women be as confident in the boardroom as they are in the boudoir
After being raped in college, the Harvard grad and aspiring astronaut, 24, is now fighting for survivors’ rights in every part of the country
THE SWEDISH ROYAL, 34, ON RAISING HER KIDS AND HER NEW APP TO HELP CHILDREN
THE STAR OPENS UP ABOUT HER BREAKDOWN, HER BIPOLAR DIAGNOSIS AND HOW SHE’S HEALING WITH A SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND AND A NEW SHOW
FOR CENTURIES, BEING LESBIAN, gay, bisexual or transgender in America meant hiding at least part of who you were. The stigma traces as far back as the colonial era, when sodomy was a capital crime. The culture has shifted over time, and recent decade
JOAN CAPLIN MONICA MODI KHANT 43, ATLANTA BACKSTORY: Her parents emigrated from India. EDUCATION: BA from Rutgers, JD from New England School of Law. PROFESSION: Executive director, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network. VISION: Provide legal
A GENEROUS AND KINDHEARTED TRAILBLAZER, SHE HELPED START A DIALOGUE ABOUT GENDER
IN AN ERA THAT BEGAN WITH the promise of a postpartisan country—a hilarious delusion, in retrospect—there were two areas of policy where Obama’s liberal incrementalism met Republican conservative pragmatism and forged a unifying synthesis. And oddly,
D.D. HBO’S NEW COMEDY SERIES VICE PRINCIPALS PROVIDES A look at two racist misanthropes who feel recognition is their birthright. They’re awful, and the show containing them is at times dark in a way that’d be too much for most dramas to bear. Yet n
TO MANY AMERICANS, THE END OF SLAVERY is synonymous with Abraham Lincoln, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. But that’s hardly the whole story. And it discounts the agency of thousands of slaves who voted with their feet for freedom.
MELISSA DAHL: The Fitbit was introduced at a tech conference eight years ago. It’s kind of incredible to realize that, before then, this idea of the “quantified self” didn’t really exist in the mainstream. JESSE SINGAL: I feel like it’s the intersec
“WHAT TRAIT DO KIDS REALLY NEED TO BE happy and successful?” Over the years, hundreds of parents have asked me that question. My answer surprises most: empathy. More than acing tests or earning fancy degrees, kids—and adults—who understand and apprec
S.Z. EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING about the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery—or about the criminal-justice system—there will be something in Ava DuVernay’s succinct, passionate documentary 13th to make your jaw drop. Although the ame
FOR ALMOST THREE DECADES AS A RADIO NEWSCASTER in Victoria, British Columbia, Sheila Gardner fielded countless comments from male listeners—not about stories but about syntax. They’d call up, night after night, anytime they detected anything that sou
THE BORDER OF WEST VIRGINIA and Ohio is full Appalachia, deep football country. It’s not where you might imagine the modern discussion around consent and privilege would have been jump-started, but that’s where it happened. At a Saturday-night Steube
TYPICALLY, CONSPIRACY PROCEDURALS pay a price when they migrate from plausible universes to really hard-to-follow ones. The hacker dystopia Mr. Robot was different. Almost as soon as it premiered in the summer of 2015, it became clear that the show w
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