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Saving Ms. Travers+

  Ms. P.L. Travers is not an easy woman to like—except, maybe, as a dramatic (and at times comedic) foil...

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My Breaking Bad Binge+

Breaking Bad began with a respected teacher and ended with a proud monster. “I originally pitched it to the studio...

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Let’s Talk About Bullying+

If we were raised with Bible stories, Goliath was probably the first one we heard about, a giant feared by...

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Oh, Just Pick Someone+

His breath smells. She’s “pro-choice.” She makes me feel good. We come up with caveats to dismiss people from our...

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The Contrary Work of Self-Knowledge+

Early in the first season of Mad Men there is a scene in which Betty Draper, the beautiful and dutiful...

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The Ideal Choice+

When I first saw Sliding Doors (starring Gwyneth Paltrow) I was at my parents’ house on summer break from college. The...

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Can You Play as Good as I Can?+

If Monday morning was a person, I probably wouldn’t be her friend. But I might feel sorry for her. People...

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In Defense of the ‘Good’ Girl+

Women used to encounter shame if they went to work. Now there’s shaming if they don’t. I am a year out...

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Can I Be Pretty?+

Since I was first pregnant and learned I was going to have a girl, I could feel in my bones...

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It’s OK To Be Boring+

“Be boring,” my dad said to me. “Boring? But that’s so… so uninspiring.” When you’re young, many options are available....

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