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From Broadway legends and Olympic athletes to rule-breaking royals and Spice Girls, here are the best lady-centric articles we’ve read in 2018 so far.

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Archive Photos/Stringer via getty images

If Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are a bit stuffy for your taste...

Read about Eleanor of Aquitaine, who was married to both the king of France and the king of England in the 12th century, and who was way ahead of her time in just about every respect. (Longreads)

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If you’ve ever filled in your brows...

Read about the selective appropriation of Frida Kahlo. (Racked)

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Ellen Graham

If you’re a Broadway Baby at heart...

Read about how Bernadette Peters became a woman who wasn’t afraid to take up a lot of space. (The Interval)

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Stacy Kranitz for BuzzFeed News

If you’d be happy never to see a penis straw again…

Read about how Nashville became one big bachelorette party. (BuzzFeed)

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CHRISTIAN WEBER for GQ

If you make money moves...

Read about Cardi B’s meteoric rise to superstardom—and her fascination with FDR. (GQ)

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Katie McCurdy for New York Magazine

If Busy Philipps is one of your main Instagram crushes...

Read about her 20-plus-year career and why she deserves so much more than being Hollywood’s go-to “best friend.” (New York Magazine)

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BRIANNA ELLIS-MITCHELL/GETTY IMAGES

If you’re still not over the winter Olympics...

Read an inspiring interview with skating superstar Kristi Yamaguchi. (Shondaland)

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Lia Kantrowitz

If you’ve given more than a little thought to which Spice Girl you’re most like...

Read about the group’s cinematic masterpiece Spice World on its 20th anniversary. (Broadly)

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Ben Lowy for The New Yorker

If you’d rather watch sports than play sports...

Read about former women’s basketball star Becky Hammon, who’s now the NBA’s first female assistant coach. (The New Yorker)

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