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Alexa Is a Revelation for the Blind

Legally blind since age 18, my father missed out on the first digital revolution.<p>“Is it ‘Electra?’” my father asks, leaning in close to the Amazon Echo my mother has just installed. Leaning in close is his trademark maneuver: Dad has been legally blind since age 18, the result of a horrible car …

Parenting

Cardi B on Her Unstoppable Rise, Repping Gang Life, and the Peril of Butt Injections | GQ

The rapper responsible for last year’s most unexpected hit emerged from a singular New York City story of strip clubs, gangs, and below-board basement butt injections. Navigating new fame and a new record, Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B is fighting to stay true to her Bronx roots while the world …

The 10-Year Baby Window That Is the Key to the Women’s Pay Gap

Today, married couples in the United States are likely to have similar educational and career backgrounds. So while the typical husband still earns more than his wife, spouses have increasingly similar incomes. But that changes once their first child arrives.<p>Immediately after the first birth, the …

Income Inequality

Praise Agatha Christie, Murder-Mystery Pioneer and the Original Gone Girl

With several upcoming adaptations (including "Murder on the Orient Express") and two biopics in development, Broadly pays tribute to the Queen of Crime.<p>You don't forget the first time you read Agatha Christie. At least, I don't. I was 12 years old, and my mom had suggested I check out one of …

The Forgotten Lifestyle Star Who Taught Women of the 1930s How to 'Live Alone and Like It'

Bestsellers that are annoyingly ubiquitous one decade have a funny way of slipping out of the cultural consciousness over the next. It makes the …

Great Depression

Roxane Gay Talks About How We Treat Fat Women - Roxane Gay Hunger Interview

The Digital Ruins of a Forgotten Future

Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life.<p>Gidge Uriza lives in an elegant wooden …

Inside the Dystopian Visions of Margaret Atwood and Louise Erdrich

Margaret Atwood literally wrote the book on a society of female procreative slaves: The Handmaid’s Tale. Now Louise Erdrich is churning her own vision of that future in her new novel.<p>Louise Erdrich, member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, author of more than 20 novels, most of them …

It's Possible: An Oral History of 1997's "Cinderella"

"We weren't interested in a white Cinderella" — 20 years after its premiere, cast and crew reflect on the making of their groundbreaking film.<p>When …

Anchor Woman

Tina Fey rewrites late-night comedy.<p>On a Monday afternoon last spring, at a diner in Manhattan, Tina Fey recalled her first days on the job at “Saturday Night Live.” She told me, “I’d had my eye on the show forever, the way other kids have their eye on Derek Jeter.” As we were talking, a man in his …

Comedy

‘The Power’ is our era’s ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Excitement about Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel “The Power” has been arcing across the Atlantic since it won the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction earlier this year in England. Now, finally, Americans can feel the jolt of this extraordinary book for themselves. Alderman has written our era’s …

Books

The Real Heroes Are Dead

A love story.<p>As Susan Greer was walking her golden retriever one morning near her home, in Morristown, New Jersey, she heard footsteps behind her. It was just after six, on a warm Saturday in late July of 1998; she liked the quiet and the early-morning light. The footsteps came closer, and then a …

Why we fell for clean eating

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson<p>In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At …

University of Cambridge

Why is millennial humor so weird?

In a sepia-toned portrait that looks like a dark relic of the Soviet era, five figures stand frowning in profile: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and finally a computer-generated hot dog wearing green headphones. The image, created by Twitter user @SadTimesDrunk, appeared …

Harvard

Losing It in the Anti-Dieting Age

James Chambers was watching membership sign-ups on Jan. 4, 2015, like a stock ticker — it was that first Sunday of the year, the day we all decide that this is it, we’re not going to stay fat for one more day. At the time, he was Weight Watchers’ chief executive, and he sat watching, waiting for …

Fitness

The Persistent Fantasy of the Fashion Magazine Job

From “The Bold Type” to “The Bell Jar,” working at a women’s magazine has always been portrayed as aspirational.<p>My entire girlhood I spent obsessed with magazines, a journey I can map exactly: It started with furtively reading <i>16</i> and <i>Bop</i> and <i>Teen Beat</i> at the grocery store, ogling pictures of JTT and …

The bold new fight to eradicate suicide

Steve Mallen thinks the signs first started to show when his son stopped playing the piano. Edward, then 18, was a gifted musician and had long since passed his grade-eight exams. Playing had been a passion for most of his life. But as adulthood beckoned, the boy had never been busier. He had won a …

Mental Health

Jeffrey Tambor Returns to the Strand

In 1979, when he moved to New York to audition, the actor would buy paperbacks there. Now it’s glossier than he remembers.<p>Jeffrey Tambor, the actor, first moved to New York in 1979, when he was thirty-five. He lived on Dean Street, in Brooklyn, and made television commercials, playing what he …

Satire

The death of reading is threatening the soul

I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To …

Bill Gates

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.<p><i>Updated on August 3, 2017</i><p>The bitches,as Shannon saw it, came in three varieties. She categorized them on her personal blog, in a post titled “Beware the Female BigLaw Partner.”<p>First was the “aggressive bitch”—a certain kind of …

University of Pennsylvania

Angelina Jolie’s Vanity Fair Cover Story | Vanity Fair

Cover StorySeptember 2017<p>Angelina Jolie Solo<p>Cover StoryAngelina Jolie SoloThere’s the Angelina Jolie who’s now a single mother—managing the day-to-day chaos of six kids, and the trauma of her split from Brad Pitt—and there’s the Angelina Jolie whose latest movie, a groundbreaking Netflix original …

Angelina Jolie

Gravy Boat: My Week on the High Seas With Paula Deen and Friends

She hates looking at veins.<p>This is one of the many things I learned about Paula Deen in late January, when I spent seven days living just a few yards …

Kim Kardashian West's GQ Cover Story: On Kanye and Taylor Swift, O.J.'s Bag, and Caitlyn Jenner | GQ

Kim Kardashian West has had the same job for a decade now—being Kim Kardashian, being a bombshell muse for mega-athletes and mad geniuses, being a goddamn physical marvel with curves dreamed up by God on a drunken bender—and she has never been better at it. GQ's Caity Weaver parachutes into the …

Kim Kardashian

Justin Bieber Would Like to Reintroduce Himself

Sure, Justin Bieber has made mistakes. The monkey. The mop bucket. A few historical desecrations along the way. Then he spent all of last year telling us he was sorry. (Though it turns out he didn’t mean sorry so much as… Well, we’ll let him explain.) Now he’s found a better way to make up with the …

Dwayne Johnson for President! | GQ

No one gets up earlier than Dwayne Johnson. Or goes to bed later. Or is more awake during the hours in between. No one in Hollywood is more buff, more driven, or gets paid better. The man has so much charisma and ambition he can do anything. Comedy, action, pretty little cartoon voices. Some people …

Brad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man | GQ

Summer is coming and, in America, that means it’s time to hit the national parks. So we took Brad Pitt and photographer Ryan McGinley tumbling across three of them: The Everglades, White Sands, and Carlsbad Caverns. Then we sat down with Pitt at home in L.A. for a raw conversation about how to move …

Brad Pitt

Paradox at Sea: My Week on a Weight-Loss Cruise

How does that make you feel?" is a very popular question aboard the Weight Watchers Rejuvenation Vacation at Sea. I hear it asked regarding late-night snacks, an ancient Chinese workout, and the concept of "goal" weight. Over the course of a week cruising the Caribbean with 600 members of Weight …

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world – compiled with the help of our readers<p>See our entire bookshop bucket list here Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures<p>Wherever you …

Books

50 of the Greatest Summer Reads of All Time

Summer reading lists: everyone’s got ’em. But what makes an ideal summer read? It sort of depends on who you are and what you’re doing, but here are …

A Lesson for Readers Who Skip Descriptive Paragraphs | RIF

Like many bibliophiles I know, I like to keep a tally of the books I read. It’s useful, and good for the ego, to keep the list on hand.<p>Sometimes, I …

Writing