Bastard: Neither of My Parents Was Exactly Who I Thought They Were

In this personal essay, author Elizabeth Wurtzel shares the bombshell that was recently dropped on her — that her father was not Donald Wurtzel, but rather civil rights era photojournalist Bob Adelman — and tries to make sense of her mother’s choice to keep the secret of her affair (and her daughter’s true paternity) for 50 years.

Source: The Cut
Published: Dec 26, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,714 words)

46 Minutes With Barbara Lee

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee speaks to Rebecca Traister about her dissent on Iraq 17 years ago and her campaign to become chair of the House Democratic Caucus, the Democratic party’s number five leadership role.

Source: The Cut
Published: Nov 11, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,403 words)

Everyone Believed Larry Nassar

They didn’t just believe him — they defended him. Why? Because he planned it that way, a long-term, insidious plan designed to give him unfettered access to girls.

Source: The Cut
Published: Nov 11, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,217 words)

City Girls Are More Like You Than You Think

A profile of Miami hip-hop duo City Girls.

Source: The Cut
Published: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 17 minutes (4,350 words)

Becoming a Woman Who Yells at Her Children

If yelling is the new spanking, where does that leave the progressive, occasionally voice-raising parent?

Source: The Cut
Published: Sep 6, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,623 words)

Everywhere and Nowhere: What It’s Really Like to be Black and Work in Fashion

A report, based on interviews with more than 100 black people working in fashion, about the realities of working in the industry.

Source: The Cut
Published: Aug 23, 2018
Length: 52 minutes (13,106 words)

Do Men Enter Bathtubs on Hands and Knees?

A BabyCenter message board post launches a writer into an investigation with hilarious results.

Source: The Cut
Published: Aug 21, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,428 words)

Tessa Thompson Knows People Can’t Stop Thinking About Her

Allison P. Davis of The Cut interviews actress Tessa Thompson while hanging out in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Source: The Cut
Published: Aug 19, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,902 words)

The Extinction of the Middle Child

Statistics show that a family’s ideal size has shrunk to two kids, leaving the middle child to go the way of the mastadon.

Source: The Cut
Published: Jul 11, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,746 words)

How to Tell the Bad Men From the Good Men

It wasn’t so simple at age 18, writes Caitlin Moran. (And often, it’s still not.)

Source: The Cut
Published: Jul 5, 2018
Length: 10 minutes (2,735 words)