Essays

Essays

Girl Talk Has Quietly Become a Great Rap Producer

A new track with Young Nudy is just the latest in a long run of excellent hip-hop singles that the mash-up star has been involved with.
Colin Joyce
2 days ago
Essays

I Hadn't Seen My Addict Father in Years—Then I Ran Into Him on the Street

I spotted my dad hanging out in a sketchy alley in my hometown. He didn't even recognize me when I introduced myself.
Jordan Foisy
5 days ago
Essays

Bon Iver's 'i,i' Is Justin Vernon at His Most Alive

The ambitious fourth LP from the Wisconsin artist's band is the thrilling culmination of his career so far.
Josh Terry
8.12.19
Essays

Lil Nas X Played the Chart Game and Won

'Old Town Road' made Billboard Hot 100 history this week, by gaming remixes and boldly going where Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber didn’t.
Gary Suarez
7.31.19
Essays

Chance The Rapper Isn't the Underdog Anymore

His debut album 'The Big Day' is massive and messy, but the Chicago standard-bearer is still having fun.
Josh Terry
7.30.19
Essays

Blood Orange's New Mixtape Is a Beautifully Messy Tribute to His Influences

'Angel's Pulse' is a lush exploration of all of the sides of Dev Hynes' sound.
DeAsia Paige
7.16.19
Essays

Thom Yorke's Dreamlike 'ANIMA' Is His Best Solo Album Yet

The Radiohead frontman's confident third album is the project fans have been waiting for.
Josh Terry
7.2.19
Essays

'Midsommar' Is as Beautiful as a Horror Movie Can Be

Director Ari Aster's follow-up to 'Hereditary' trails four tourists into the small Swedish village of a pagan death cult.
Colin Joyce
7.2.19
Essays

What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.13.19
Essays

What We Can't Talk About When We Talk About Our Grandparents

Most of us don't think much about what happens at the end of life for our loved ones, but it might be better for everyone if we did.
Francisco Garcia
4.30.19
education

What it’s Like Writing Fake Essays for Wealthy International Students

College admissions fraud is a global industry. Just ask these “tutors.”
Stephen K Hirst
4.4.19
Culture

I Was One of the Most Famous People Online in 1998—Then I Disappeared

Know as "anacam," seven million people a day watched me livestream my life around the clock. Looking back now, I have a new understanding of why I did it.
Ana Voog
4.4.19
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