A narrative or essay that takes you someplace you might not expect to go

From now on, regularly, we shall come to recommend to you some pieces of exceptional writing from The New York Times — a narrative or essay that takes you some place you might not expect to go.

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Deena So’Oteh

The Reformation

Is It Finally Twilight for the Theater’s Sacred Monsters?

Many of the “great men” who helped America create its classics, its institutions and its own acting style were tyrants. We need to cut them loose.

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Lawren Simmons for The New York Times

After a Political Storm, Gay Days Return to Disney

An L.G.B.T.Q. tradition at Disney World took on new significance this year, when Disney was ensnared in a heated cultural debate.

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Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Ukraine Dispatch

The Corpse of a Russian Soldier, and the Cold but Human Urge to Look

Why does war’s wreckage — the downed helicopters, the destroyed tanks and the dead — draw crowds? A former Marine ponders the question as he stands before the badly burned body of a Russian fighter.

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Marissa Leshnov for The New York Times

Logan Ury Says You’re Dating All Wrong

From her Oakland commune, a dating coach has made a big business out of her data-driven approach to modern romance.

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Finbarr O’Reilly for The New York Times

Global Health

Risking a Society’s Retribution, Growing Numbers of Girls Resist Genital Cutting

Sierra Leone is one of a few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have not banned cutting. Now, young women are defying mothers and grandmothers by refusing to undergo the procedure.

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Adam Ferriss

How Nike Won the Cultural Marathon

As the brand turns 50, it’s not letting up.

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