The Cut“I think if people in the industry started looking at this no man’s land that everyone’s stayed away from with a fresh eye, they’d see that there’s a lot of benefit to being in the middle,” says @normakamali
And he’s not wasting any time getting right down to it.
The Cut“Trump is working to construct a narrative in which he is actually running against [Kamala] Harris, who he is positioning as the real presidential candidate. It’s a risk, because so far, Harris has proven to be a tough target for him,” writes @RTraister
The dull horror of watch the world burn over social media.
The CutFor years, scientists have predicted we’d face more severe fire seasons in hotter, drier conditions because of climate change. But what is somehow more terrifying than the escalation of these events is how quickly we seem to be adapting to them
A top sports court has ruled that Caster Semenya would have to take hormone suppressants in order to “ensure fair competition in women’s sports.”
The CutCaster Semenya has lost her legal battle against track and field’s rules limiting female runners’ naturally high testosterone levels. “To rule in favor of artificially inhibiting her performance is the antithesis of sportsmanship,” writes a fellow Olympian
The CutWhat Jessica Krug's former students think about her now
The Cut"There was this theme in her teaching of being super-representative of her communities and saying that folks had destroyed it and gentrified it. Now looking back, she was talking about herself."
The Cut"For her to also play the victim in that self-flagellating way and say, 'Okay, cancel me, I’m a culture leech' — that kind of thing is exactly the problem with white allyship to begin with, so it shows that she hasn’t learned anything from all of this"
On 164th Street, where we spoke to USPS workers, many of whom are working ten- and 12-hour daily shifts to keep up with demand.
The CutWe spoke to USPS workers, many of whom are working ten- and 12-hour daily shifts to keep up with demand. “I’m out there delivering sofas, couches. In Jamaica Estates, some families have six kids and are getting 15 packages a day,” says Shatia Davis thecut.io/2Eid160pic.twitter.com/fbXp8maybB
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“I feel like now is the time for me to step forward, pay respect, and shine a light.”
The Cut"I feel like now is the time for me to step forward, pay respect, and shine a light on the challenges facing sex workers, especially during these uncertain times:" FKA twigs launched a pandemic fundraiser for sex workers
Seven writers talk about how they keep moving forward.
The Cut.@rachelkhong: “Being a writer is a lot of endless rejection forever. It’s almost like applying for a job or something, where you start to imagine your whole future with this publication and then like … they just don’t want you”
Witnesses say heavily armed police officers have been dragging protesters into unmarked vans.
The CutOn Thursday, July 23, Portland mayor Ted Wheeler was teargassed by federal agents while speaking to a crowd of demonstrators outside the city’s federal courthouse: “I can tell you with 100% honesty, I saw nothing that provoked this response”
The growing number of COVID outbreaks at day camps is an ominous sign for school reopenings.
The CutEven taking all the recommended precautions isn’t enough to keep group gatherings safe in areas seeing surging infection rates. What does the spate of outbreaks at camp mean for the fate of school reopenings? @annaesilman reports
It’s not true for everyone, but it is true for me.
The Cut“The only way I broke this cycle of anxious thoughts and creative paralysis was to remind myself that writing is a practice, just like so many other things in life. I didn’t want my writing muscle to atrophy,” writes @thebestjasmine on writing every day
Sober, simple, science-backed advice for managing the risks.
The CutHow do we operate in a world where even the most mundane decisions — whether to meet a friend for a drink or to pop into the grocery store — can feel like matters of life or death? @ProfEmilyOster consulted more than a dozen doctors and scientists
Community fridges across the city are fighting food insecurity, reducing waste, and uniting neighbors.
The CutCommunity fridges across NYC are fighting food insecurity and uniting neighbors. “The first time I heard of a community fridge, I was stunned by how great of an idea it was. I was curious how it could possibly function on the mean streets of New York” thecut.io/2Ci4kHJpic.twitter.com/2eb5hHcw1N
A San Diego woman says she was fired after a supervisor complained that her children were too noisy during work calls.
The Cut35-year-old mother of two Drisana Rios says she was fired after a supervisor complained that her children were too noisy during work calls. The company allegedly cited the economic impact of the pandemic as justification