Kate Carraway

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Kate Carraway is from Toronto. She writes a weekly column called Obseshes for VICE.com, and a monthly one in the mag called Lil' Thinks. Follow her on Twitter @KateCarraway.

Articles by Kate Carraway

  • Obseshes

    Punk and Me: A Dissociation Love Story

    There was a year of high school where I basically only listened to the Velvet Underground, and so it went from there. My primary bands are hardcore: Black Flag, Minor Threat, and the Adolescents. I also like X and Social Distortion and Bad Brains and some Fugazi and the Germs. Bu…

  • Obseshes

    Rabbit-Soft Self-Care

    So although my purpose at the moment is only to absorb and absorb and absorb the human horror that has been steadily unfolding in Boston (are y’all shivering, too?), I can offer up some mostly other, mostly unrelated Obseshes of the week for you. Just a little rabbit-soft self-ca…

  • Obseshes

    Bummer Obseshes

    Obseshes aren’t always the happier, excitinger, positive-bright-sided things of life, you guys. Obseshes are also the bleakest, most-worst preoccupations, which are just as likely to dominate a subconscious/conscious/conscience as whatever it is you’re bopping around to and lovin…

  • Li'l Thinks


    Fun fact: when you don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re probably talking about class. I’d say half of what seems to be racist and sexist and xenophobic is classist and allowed to be because nobody gets into it, and nobody wants to. Classism in action is often tucked into…

  • Obseshes

    A Million Little Ones

    Maybe more like a half-million medium-sized ones, in the spirit of springtime, or of pink-yellow-blue flower buds, or of the jillions of ice crystals and snowflakes that have us/me locked into this forever-April torment. Let’s do a million little ones just because.

  • Obseshes

    Everyone's All About It

    VICE very presciently did up a whole issue loosely themed around spring break (I wrote about “limited chaos,” which is going to solve your life if it needs solving) (probably), and my girls are all about it and are scrapping whatever nascent fashion plans were in place for S/S 13…

  • Obseshes

    The Dunham Rule

    Last week I invented “Swift-boating” to describe the undue overattention and bushfire criticism that a young, pretty woman who says stuff (“says stuff”) inevitably experiences. This week I’d like to submit the “Dunham rule” as a related phenomenon, in which a woman who has demons…

  • Li'l Thinks

    Limited Chaos

    I have two recurring dreams. One is none of your business until I make it your business and the other you’re going to hear about even if you don’t want to: It’s about a familiar-since-forever kind of weekend beach party cum bacchanal, a performance of chaos.

  • Obseshes

    Enough with the Psychodramas Already

    My feelings are SOMETIMES a crystal unicorn locked in a curio cabinet that gets dusted monthly. I mean, in one most-of-the-time sense, I’m high-functioning; in another sense, in the sense we will now discuss, I’m made of glass. (SOMETIMES!) It’s fine.

  • Li'l Thinks

    Fashion in the 90s

    The 90s were perfect. This isn’t to privilege one set of nostalgics over another; the 1990s reverence felt by three small, semidiscrete generations (X, Y, Millennial) is, of course, no different from anyone else’s nostalgia for what came before, but seriously, the 90s were good f…