After 18 years spent in federal prison, Jodi McCarty finds herself in a rundown Georgia motel, drawn to a captivating single mother. (An excerpt from Mesha Maren's _ < rel="nofollow" href="https://amzn.to/2H3I1az" target="blank">Sugar Run.)
After a lifetime of assuming I would never excel in a sport, my body is proving me wrong.
A decade after Lohan’s career first unraveled, she's attempting a comeback with Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club on MTV — but we’re still trying to understand exactly what went wrong.
The "10 Year Challenge" meme imposes a specific kind of narrative on our lives, in which the line on the graph should only go in one direction: up and up and up.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet died today at age 83.
So many new TV shows are coming. Let us try to help you!
In the scramble to extract big meaning (and meaty roles) from true crime stories, scripted series like Dirty John and Escape at Dannemora may make them less interesting.
As the youngest of three queer siblings, I'm my parents' last chance for grandkids. But I worry that by not having children, I'm robbing them of potential happiness.
My mom gave up so much to give me a better life in America. I owe her — and other immigrants — so much.
TV shows like Schitt's Creek, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and The Good Place show how earnestness is the new wave.
The dark dramedy takes the horrors of modern dating to hilariously morbid extremes. Warning: Spoilers ahead.
The new show Good Trouble doesn’t require that you watched The Fosters, but the spinoff benefits from its two central women characters already being so fully realized and layered.
The cadavers my medical classmates and I have learned to dissect remind us of the debt we owe to everyone who places their body in our hands.
Michelle Hadley never thought she had enemies, until she was framed for a heinous crime.
The price you have to pay for watching 90 Day Fiancé, seemingly, is that you have to admit to yourself that you’re a bad person who likes bad things.
If the American dream isn’t possible for upwardly mobile white people anymore, then what am I even striving for?
Step by step, I shuffle forward amid the mass of bodies, waiting to get inside.
After decades trying to convince an anti-gay mainstream that she’s a relatable person — gay, but “just like you” — Ellen ended up in a prison of her own making.
If no one knows how much money I owe, or how much I have, then they don’t know me. And if they don’t know me, then I’m safe.
Netflix's Tidying Up With Marie Kondo promises that you can organize your way to "your ideal life." But are messes really a cause of our problems, rather than a symptom?
“My grandmother was a teacher and her mother was a slave. I was born burned out.”
"People want me to believe / there’s a difference when the result / is the same, same, same."
Cartoon superheroes have made a big-screen comeback with Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a film so vibrant it makes you wonder if all superheroes would be better off animated.
Michael has a lot of student debt — almost $100,000 at this point — and he’s trying to free himself from it the only way he knows how: getting another degree. An excerpt from journalist Reniqua Allen's It Was All a Dream.
“He’s bitching about me spending $25 on a pedicure, and then I come to find out that it was my $25.”
When my dog was diagnosed with life-threatening cancer, I went into five- figure debt to pay for treatment. And I don’t regret it.
I couldn’t figure out why small, straightforward tasks on my to-do list felt so impossible. The answer is both more complex and far simpler than I expected.
We tried to keep it short. (Presented in no particular order.)
Spanish-speaking sellers have become Avon’s not-so-secret weapon as the beauty sales empire works to reinvent itself in the US. But is the company doing enough to support them?
Zines have long been a way for marginalized communities to record their stories and organize. Zine libraries are making sure those histories aren't forgotten.