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GQ

If you thought your childhood was cool...

Read about a 13-year-old who made a splash at Paris Fashion Week who will make your early years seem super lame in comparison. (GQ)

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Twenty20

If you’re confused by the news of Twitter shutting down Vine...

Watch a compilation of the funniest Vines (they’re 6-second videos) and understand why some people are bummed. (Quartz)

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If you’re confused by performance art as a general concept...

Read about the medium's most famous practitioner, Marina Abramovic, as she approaches 70. (NY Magazine)

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Jackie Nickerson/the New York Times

If you’re as obsessed with Zadie Smith as we are...

Read a great profile of her by Middlesex author Jeffrey Eugenides. (T Magazine)

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The Rumpus

If you think the Kardashians are low-brow...

Read about how their “art” is surprisingly similar to that of the much more highly respected Frida Kahlo. (The Rumpus)

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If you don’t plan on retiring until, like, 70...

Read about what it’s like, as a professional ballerina, to have your career virtually end in your 30s. (Elle)

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If you aren’t always sincere when you type “LOL”...

Read about the fascinating science and psychology behind fake laughter. (The New York Times)

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Five Thirty Eight

If you read “Gone Girl” and “The Girl on the Train” in one sitting...

Read about why there are so many books with “Girl” in the title. (Five Thirty Eight)

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Gretchen Robinette for BuzzFeed News

If You Loved “Yes Please” and “Bossypants”...

Read about the latest in the funny-women-writing-funny-essays genre You Can’t Touch My Hair, and its hysterical author, comedian Phoebe Robinson. (Buzzfeed)

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