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Chirlane McCray’s City

Bill de Blasio has called her the love of his life, his partner, his No. 1 adviser. and that’s not the half of it. For those entranced by the de Blasio–family fairy tale, in which a tall, goofy white dude married to a tiny, black former lesbian runs for mayor of a city managed for […]

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Mayor DeBlasio Says Read Lisa’s Article

This week, Lisa's cover story in New York Magazine created a firestorm of press, including the New … [Read More...]

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Orders of Grief: Newtown, One Year Later

For weeks, nobody slept. On the first night after the shootings in December, Raul Arguello lay awake … [Read More...]

Articles and Columns

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Who Is Afraid of Armpit Hair?

Social scientists will try to measure anything, it seems, and in the most recent issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly, a professor at Arizona State has published a paper that attempts to quantify … [Read More...]

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Does Family Medical History Matter to a Health Nut?

Last winter, while reporting a feature for this magazine, I was sitting in the Stanford office of Atul Butte, a pediatrician-slash-computer-scientist-slash-wunderkind, and he was touting the promise … [Read More...]

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Does Stress During Pregnancy Really Cause Autism?

For some of us, stress is not an occasional condition, but a way of life. When friends tell us to “just relax,” they might as well be telling us to be taller or shorter or somebody else. And when we … [Read More...]

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Mayor DeBlasio Says Read Lisa’s Article

This week, Lisa's cover story in New York Magazine created a firestorm of press, including the New York Post's screaming headline "I Was a Bad Mom." The mayor took issue with the Post and, at a … [Read More...]

Chirlane

Chirlane McCray’s City

Bill de Blasio has called her the love of his life, his partner, his No. 1 adviser. and that’s not the half of it. For those entranced by the de Blasio–family fairy tale, in which a tall, goofy … [Read More...]

Does Being Anxious Make Us More Moral?

One of the distinctive peculiarities of anxious people, observed by clinicians and documented in medical literature, is this: They fervently believe in the power of their own anxiety. The insomnia, … [Read More...]

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The Google of Spit

Anne Wojcicki wants to bring health care into its sci-fi, Big Data era. First, she’ll need your DNA. Then comes vanquishing the FDA. When Eugenia Brin was young and still living in Moscow, her … [Read More...]

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A Primer on Pope Francis’s Manifesto — the Book Obama Might Be Reading on Bad Days

This morning, at the Vatican, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis engaged in a ritual as ancient as the conveyance across international borders of frankincense and myrrh: They exchanged gifts. In … [Read More...]

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What a Missing Jet Means to a World Where People Rarely Get Lost

Stuff just doesn’t get lost the way it used to. In the old days, which is to say fewer than ten years ago, you might take a wrong turn out of the rental-car lot at a large metropolitan airport and … [Read More...]

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Nightline’s Juju Chang interview’s Lisa on Stay-At-Home Dads

Imagine this -- men stay at home doing the house work while we women go to work. Forget the backlash over stay at home moms. Now it's stay at home dads under fire. If you don't see the video, … [Read More...]