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I may never win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, or Tony. But damn it, I will touch all the awards.

Frances McDormand with her best actress Oscar in 1997. Photo: Steve Starr / Corbis via Getty Images


Those of us who stayed in New York are faced with the task of keeping the city alive. We aren’t going anywhere.

Illustration: Michelle Kondrich


The author of ‘Barker House’ on his time working in a New Hampshire jail

Photo illustration. Source photo courtesy of the author.


Being the only Filipino kid in my group of friends, I grew up ashamed of the tastes and smells of my culture

Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images


The difficult final year of a much-loved and legendarily difficult woman

Photo illustration, Source: Neville Elder/Getty Images

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