Essays

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
Culture

Twenty Years Later, '10 Things I Hate About You' Is More Relevant Than You'd Expect

Despite its flaws, the film marked a turning point for feminism and female representation in teen rom-coms.
Beth Demmon
3.29.19
Essays

Solange’s New Album is a Homecoming Like No Other

'When I Get Home' is an intimate exploration of her Houston roots and black heritage.
Kristin Corry
3.4.19
Essays

'Leaving Neverland' Is a Reckoning for Michael Jackson Fans

The HBO documentary asks viewers to bear witness to the allegations of abuse against the late pop star.
Ann-Derrick Gaillot
3.4.19
Music

What Getting Taylor Swift "In Her Own Words" Really Means

As magazines reinvent the format of the celebrity profile, they spark questions about how much truth their audience is actually getting from today's biggest artists.
Kate Dries
2.28.19
Essays

My Friend Was a Rising Comic. Then He Was Charged with Child Pornography

On betrayal, rage, and searching for answers.
Graham Isador
2.21.19
Essays

Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' Is a Real "Small Charcoal Grill" of an Album

'thank u, next' is the reality of looking at your palm and realising you tattooed “Japanese BBQ fingers” instead of “7 Rings.”
Kristin Corry
2.12.19
Music

We Are So Lucky That Vampire Weekend Are Back

The New York band is and always has been very good. Period.
Sarah MacDonald
2.3.19
Essays

40 Years Later, Robert Ashley's 'Private Parts' Is Still a Hilarious Mystery

The composer's recently reissued record is a spoken piece about philosophical abstractions with jokes about jerking off. There's still little else like it.
Drew Daniel
1.29.19
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