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The New Yorker

Encouragement for Struggling Creatives

Cool Facts About the Library

F.B.I. Secrets That James Comey Knows

The Season's Hottest New Podcasts

How to Dismiss Harassment Like a French Woman

A Holiday Gift Guide for Manly Men

Realistic Birth Announcements

I Swear That I, Justin Trudeau, Am Not Trying to Hurt You

Excerpts from the All-Girl Remake of "Lord of the Flies"

I'm Banksy, and I'll Prove It

Excerpts from Steinbeck's Novel About the 2013-17 Drought

Covfefe ... for Her

What's in James Comey's Memos?

The Ed Hardy Boys

One Hundred Days of Ineptitude

Heartwarming Movies, Adapted for Congressional Republicans

Jazz: A Few Definitions

This American Carnage

Wow, Weather

The New York Times

The Hunter-Gatherers of 2017


Critics Respond to Classic Jokes Told by Male Comedians and Female Comedians

Is Your Teen an Activist?

Welcome to PINT-SIZED, the Daycare Bar for Adults

Weekly Humorist

James Comey's Medications

Give Peas a Chance

Trump's Plans for a Canadian Border Wall

A Few More Statements About Black History Month From President Trump

The Toast

Seasons' Greetings from the Steinbeck Family!

The Gradual Devolution of My Goals as an English Teacher

Songs from a Bon Iver Album In Which Everyone is Emotionally Stable and Living in the Suburbs

Good Friends vs. Best Friends

The Hairpin

I'm So Excited to Announce that I Now Say 'Namaste'

The Rumpus: Funny Women

The Mother of All Jobs

Other Contenders for 2017's Word of the Year


I Have No F***ing Idea How I'm Supposed to Feel About Coldplay

Four Foods from Infancy We Wish They'd Bring Back

Ways to Be Ambiguous About Whether You Have a Cat or a Child

My Name is Too Weird to Be On a Coke Can

Natural Highs That Are Way Better While Actually High

Did You Not Read the Pillow That Said 'Live, Laugh, Love'?

'RIP, John Cena!' and Other Things We Would Say if the Very Healthy John Cena Died

Paste Magazine

A Mommy Message Board Dissects the Ending of The Grapes of Wrath

The Establishment

If e.e. cummings Were a Spambot

25 Tracks from Donald Trump's Spotify Playlist

What I Mean When I Say 'YAAAAAS Queen'

Elves on the Shelf Can't Justify Electoral College

The Offing

What Perfume Is

Electric Literature

I Only Listen to Audiobooks on Vinyl

The Belladonna

Email Signatures, Decoded

Points in Case

Episode from the Dark, Gritty Reboot of Blue's Clues

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One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism: She is New Here

Electric Literature

Can You Speed-Read Your Way to Happiness?

Washington Post

Why My First Year of Parenthood Was Like a Year At Sea

River Teeth (Beautiful Things Column)


Steinbeck Review

When I Got a Word From a Steinbeck Novel Tattooed on My Arm