Staff Writer, New York Times Magazine

What Hillary’s Speech Needs to Do Tonight — Tonight even some of Hillary Clinton's most ardent fans might be bracing themselves for disappointment in her speech at the Democratic National Convention. They might well console themselves with the possibility that her failure to do "realness" on an operatic scale is, by now, its own form of authenticity.

Letter of Recommendation: Just Dance — I never really intended for it to become my workout routine. I first started playing "Just Dance" two years ago, when someone gave my 8-year-old twin sons an Xbox. Most of the system's games would have them cultivating lethal marksmanship, while even the less-bloody titles seemed destined to foul up their reward system with excessive showers of virtual gold coins.

The Sweat-Soaked Life of a Glamorous Rockette — ONE after the other, like beautiful, glittering drones, the Rockettes spilled off an elevator onto the stage level at Radio City Music Hall. Dressed in sequined skating costume, their shoulders swaying, they sauntered down a narrow hallway and gathered off stage right, waiting to go on for the holiday show's opening night.

A Look at the World of the Miss Universe Pageant — Is there more to it than smiles and big hair?​ "Slow down, Kosovo! Kosovo! Slow. Down." Mirjeta Shala, Miss Kosovo 2015, is walking too briskly toward the edge of the stage at The AXIS Theater at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Vote for 2016 NASW Media Award Nominees: Magazine Articles — Here are the nominees for the 2016 National Association of Social Workers Media Awards for Best Magazine Article. Read about the entries and vote at the bottom of the page: By Samantha Costa, U.S. News and World Report By Lisa Esposito, U.S. News and World Report U.S.

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Rethinking the Work-Life Equation — Phyllis Moen, a sociologist who was widowed when her two children were young, has made a career studying the challenges of working full time while raising a family.

‘A Mother’s Reckoning,’ by Sue Klebold — On this week's Inside The New York Times Book Review podcast, Sue Klebold discusses "A Mother's Reckoning."] Early on in her memoir, "A Mother's Reckoning," Sue Klebold recalls the most fateful day of her life, revealing, in some of the details, what seems to be a striking attunement to her 17-year-old son, Dylan.

Rachel Bloom’s Twisted Comedy — Quietly and without much notice, last fall the CW network aired what was most likely broadcast television's first-ever depiction of anal waxing. The scene, on the show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," was not explicit, yet neither was it ambiguous. A young woman in her bathroom, wearing a short robe, leans forward and then reaches toward her backside with a wax strip in her hand.

21 Can't-Miss Stories On World Affairs From This Year — The Syrian refugee crisis, Greece's debt saga and brutal attacks by militants from the self-declared Islamic State are just a few of the complex topics that have dominated international headlines this year. Throughout 2015, journalists have tried to make sense of these events by writing deep dives that explore those stories.
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Aug 28, 2016

Gotta say, amazing range of such smart expertise in this week's @nytmag, from @WineDiarist to @chashomans to @emilybazelon, among others..

Aug 24, 2016

@alanburdick iI guess the three people in the cosmos who might actually follow us both would know that you are my husband, not a sleaze...

Aug 24, 2016

RT @alanburdick: It's a very exciting discovery, and yet .... "An Exoplanet Too Far" - The New Yorker 

Aug 24, 2016

The 1st Rule of #FeministFightClub: We fight PATRIARCHY not each other. So impressed by new book from @jess7bennett 

Aug 23, 2016

@lizzieohreally @katierosman I am going to try this 4 AM thing. Will report back. But will also go to bed at 9:30...farewell, sweet TV!

Aug 23, 2016

@katierosman I get up at 5 a lot, but 4 seems so tough, which is why I am so intrigued--what time do you get to bed the night before?

Aug 23, 2016

@katierosman @EHolmesWSJ Okay, Katie, I need to hear more about that--what time do you go to bed the night before? Are you fried by 3 PM?

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