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312 articles

Rent: The Oral History

The story of the landmark musical’s improbable success.


Even Sex Goddesses Get the Blues

The Cosmo editor and author of Sex and the Single Girl’s rocky real-life relationships.

Adapted from Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown.


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.


The Secret of Grey Gardens

A tale of wealth and rebellion in East Hampton.


Operation Trump

Inside the most unorthodox campaign in political history.


Is Prostitution Just Another Job?

What sex workers think about legalizing sex work.


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.


One Day, 625 Delays

The ripple effect of a single MTA mechanical failure.


Single Women Are Now the Most Potent Political Force in America

“Women are not abstaining from or delaying marriage to prove a point about equality. They are doing it because they have internalized assumptions that just a half-century ago would have seemed radical.”
Excerpted from All the Single Ladies.

In Conversation: Antonin Scalia

The Supreme Court justice on gay rights, the problem with consensus, and the Devil.


Panty Raid

“She is a tech bro — except she’s a woman, trying to sell underwear. Or, as she sees it, innovating in the ‘period space.’” A profile of Miki Agrawal, founder of Thinx.


Who Knows Best

Should having an intellectual disability disqualify a mother from raising her child?