Meredith Balkus

Associate Managing Editor, Digital

What It's Like to Vote As a Woman Around the World

Women have the right to vote in the vast majority of countries, but de facto issues across the globe—like lack of access to childcare or safe transportation, or the sense that their vote doesn't matter—still stand in their way.
Meredith Balkus
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When Can We Kiss?

Because of coronavirus, I haven’t really dated anyone in three months. But now I have a crush on someone, so I went looking for answers about how we can make out.
Meredith Balkus

Motorcyclists Like Me Are Delivering Protective Gear to ER Doctors

The New York City doctors at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis have found an unlikely ally: bikers.
Meredith Balkus

Jeff Goldblum Talks About Doing Drugs as a Teen and, Uhhh, Lobotomies

We interviewed the internet’s favorite daddy about everything from his jazz career to his recent VICE Studios movie, ‘The Mountain’.
Meredith Balkus

Everything We Know About the School Shooting in Brazil

"Things like this don’t happen in Brazil, but other countries,” said the Brazilian vice president, who added “violent video games” may have influenced the killers.
Marie Declercq

PHOTOS: Lunch on the Port of Tangier, 'Naked Lunch' Style

We travelled to Morocco to follow in the footsteps of William S. Burroughs.
Florian Domergue
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Treat Yourself to a New Music Video for Toto's 'Africa,' With Pablo Escobar

Forget the original. This is the best damn thing we've seen all year.
Sebastián Narváez Núñez

Photographs of the World's Most Extreme Gabber and Hardcore Fans

It remains one of the most original subcultures of the last few decades and continues to amaze us with its unique aesthetic. A new photo exhibit in Amsterdam shows the international sides of hardcore between Italy, the Netherlands, and Japan.
Amanda Margiaria