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Donald Trump Assaulted Me, But He’s Not Alone on My List of Hideous Men

Donald Trump Assaulted Me, But He’s Not Alone on My List of Hideous Men

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionMy first rich boy pulled down my underpants. My last rich boy pulled down my tights. My first rich boy — I had fixed my eyes on his face long enough to know — was beautiful, with dark gray eyes and long golden-brown hair across his forehead. I don’t know what he grew up to be. My last rich boy was blond. He grew up to be the president of the United States.The first rich boy’s name was James. He was raped by his grandfather. He was raped by his uncles. He was beaten by his father. My mother told me the stories much later. When...

June 22, 2019
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What It’s Like to Be a Melania Trump Expert

What It’s Like to Be a Melania Trump Expert

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionI’d never been on Executive Foxtrot One, the presidential aircraft used to transport members of the First Family, when I ascended its red-carpeted stairs and boarded the cabin last spring to travel to a Nashville children’s hospital with Melania Trump. But thankfully, I was seated near Kate Bennett, a frequent Foxtrot flier and correspondent for CNN.Bennett is maternal and glamorous and cool, and I relied on her, asking her how things worked here and why they work this way and collecting from her the kind of precious details you...

December 30, 2019
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Buying Myself Back

Buying Myself Back

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionThis article was featured in , New York’s reading recommendation newsletter. to get it nightly.My mother’s ex-husband, Jim (who, until I turned 8, I’d thought was my uncle), had Google alerts set for me. Every time my name appeared in the news — if you can call gossip websites “news” — he was notified immediately via email. Jim was well meaning but an alarmist; he wished to maintain a relationship with me, and these alerts provided him with perfect opportunities to reach out.I was walking through Tompkins Square Park with a...

September 15, 2020
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A Brief History of Female Horniness

A Brief History of Female Horniness

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionIn light of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new track “” — and its accompanying music video — now seemed like a good time to peruse the rich history of female horniness as it is expressed through song. “WAP” has garnered outrage and much pearl-clutching, mostly from men and conservatives and conservative men. But with “WAP,” Cardi and Meg are simply building on a long and varied tradition of women singing and rapping about their vaginas, and ultimately their desires.The below is not comprehensive, nor is it a ranking...

August 14, 2020
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Trump Is Dying to Run Against a ‘Nasty Woman’ Again

Trump Is Dying to Run Against a ‘Nasty Woman’ Again

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionIf you’ve been paying careful attention, you’ll know that this year’s presidential election is — factually speaking — between two septuagenarian straight white men, Joe Biden and Donald Trump. But one of those guys is working diligently to figure out how he can instead run against a Black woman.On Monday, Trump sent a claiming that Biden’s “handlers” and the “Fake News Media” were doing “everything possible” to get Biden, whom Trump has long tried to portray as physically and mentally infirm, “through the election. Then he will...

September 16, 2020
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We Could Lose Roe v. Wade Next Year. What Now?

We Could Lose Roe v. Wade Next Year. What Now?

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionWhen the news broke on Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had at age 87, leaving her seat open on the Supreme Court, millions of women across the country barely had time to process their grief before a panicked question set in: What happens to abortion rights now? As Trump moves to nominate a conservative replacement, the fate of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that made abortion legal throughout the U.S., has never been so tenuous.The terror of a post-Roe America is something Robin Marty has spent years preparing for. She’s...

September 19, 2020
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Who Did J.K. Rowling Become?

Who Did J.K. Rowling Become?

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionEdinburgh Castle, many centuries old, has been called the most besieged place in Britain. In 2005, on the night Melissa Anelli arrived, it was besieged primarily by children. The cover of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was projected on its outer walls. Inside, J. K. Rowling, a longtime Edinburgh resident, was celebrating the midnight release of the sixth Harry Potter book.Anelli was then the 25-year-old web mistress of a Harry Potter fan site called . Rowling had personally summoned Anelli, along with Emerson Spartz (the...

December 22, 2020
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The Karen Next Door

The Karen Next Door

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionWhen it came time to relocate from near D.C. to the New York tristate area, Fareed Hayat thought, I’m certainly going to Brooklyn. It was the summer of 2017. He and his wife, Norrinda Brown Hayat, had both gotten new jobs — he would be teaching criminal law at CUNY, and she had taken a position as the director of the Civil Justice Clinic at Rutgers — and Fareed had dreams of brownstones fueled by a viewing of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It reboot on Netflix. They considered whether the city could be a suitable substitute for...

December 21, 2020
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What Happened to Quawan Charles?

What Happened to Quawan Charles?

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionQuawan “Bobby” Charles, a quiet 15-year-old who loved the outdoors and his dog, “My Baby,” in rural Louisiana on October 30. His body was discovered days later in a sugarcane field, 20 miles from his home; the sheriff’s department told his family that the boy had drowned.Charles’s family calls the claim “bogus,” and says that photos show Quawan’s face was horribly disfigured when he was found. They believe his death could have been racially motivated, and that law enforcement failed to act in the hours after they reported their...

November 17, 2020
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Will the Millennial Aesthetic Ever End?

Will the Millennial Aesthetic Ever End?

Things you buy through our links may earn New York a commissionThis article was featured in , New York’s reading recommendation newsletter. to get it nightly.You walk beneath a white molded archway. You’ve entered a white room.A basketlike lamp hangs overhead; other lamps, globes of brass and glass, glow nearby. Before you is a couch, neatly tufted and boxy, padded with an assortment of pillows in muted geometric designs. Circles of faded terra-cotta and pale yellow; mint-green and mustard confetti; white, with black half-circles and two little dots — aha. Those are boobs. You look down....

March 3, 2020
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