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How Lifetime Became One Of The Best Places In Hollywood For Women

A history of the women’s television channel and its push to employ female writers and directors long before it became an issue in Hollywood.

Tuesday, April 19

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The Graduate

On navigating the New York media world as a young journalist.

Monday, April 18

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The Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker

“The tragedy of Dorothy Parker, it seems to me, isn’t that she succumbed to alcoholism or died essentially alone. It was that she was too intelligent to believe that she had made the most of herself.”

Saturday, April 16

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The Last Gentleman

George Trow’s Within the Context of No Context was a brilliant, scary vision of a cultural end-time. Then, having described it, he lived it, spiraling into madness.

Hear Ariel Levy discuss this article and more on the Longform Podcast.

Tuesday, March 29

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#jihad

Why ISIS is winning the social media war.

Brendan Koerner on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, March 24

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The Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian

A profile of Garry Shandling.

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Thrashed

If Thrasher is Vogue for skaters, 53-year-old Jake Phelps is the sport’s Anna Wintour.

Tuesday, March 22

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Up Against the Centerfold

What it was like to report on feminism for Playboy in 1969.

Wednesday, March 16

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The Art of the Smear

A journalist on the troll who tried to destroy her.

Monday, March 14

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The Last Lifestyle Magazine

How Kinfolk makes money while driving people crazy.

Friday, March 11

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The Go-Between

Kate del Castillo, the actress who brought Sean Penn to Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, tells her side of the story.

Wednesday, March 9

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Marcia Clark Is Redeemed

She was mocked for her clothes and for her hair. Tabloids published nude photos of her and covered her custody fight. The defense called her hysterical. The judge condescended to her. She lost. And then she became a punchline. Twenty years later, thanks in part to The People v. O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark is finally being seen in full.