I Stopped Trying to Make Sex a Performance and Started Loving Myself
I wonder what it would be like to just be natural, without pretending to be your “best,” “hottest” self to a partner.
'Leaving Neverland' and the Complex Process of Revising Your Memories
Learning of a loved one’s sexual violence can feel akin to betrayal, as I was reminded by HBO's documentary about Michael Jackson.
Spam Is 'Trendy' Now Thanks to Decades of American Imperialism
Ironically, Americans introduced Spam to countries abroad, only to then cast it off and eventually rediscover it.
Chris Brown Doesn’t Know When to Shut Up
Maintaining your innocence and being an asshole aren't the same thing.
Bikini Kill Might Be 'Back' for 2019, But They've Always Mattered
'Revolution Girl Style Now!' and Forever.
In 2018, Death Metal Reigned Supreme
As the world burned around us, a new class of forward-thinking bands rose up from the ashes to remind us that only death is real.
Tom Waits’ New Song of Anti-Fascist Resistance Needed More Teeth
Waits and Marc Ribot's cover of the Italian partisans' anthem "Bella Ciao" should've honored modern revolutionaries, not a milquetoast march.
There's Something Fundamentally Wrong with Cupcakes
Dessert shouldn't be this difficult.
Musicians with Substance-Use Disorders Deserve Empathy Not Hysteria
The reaction to Demi Lovato's hospitalisation this week shows how much further we in the media, and the general public, still have to go.
Rebel Wizard Thrives Off Heavy Metal Negativity
In a world where positivity sells, the Australian “heavy negative wizard metal” band helps us remember why we came here.
Anthony Bourdain Made Us All Proud to Be Line Cooks
After Bourdain, we tried to become better—as cooks, as people—and began to reexamine why it was we punched the clock and one another in the dicks.
It's Time for Slayer to Die
Saying goodbye to Slayer as the thrash metal icons prepare to embark upon their final world tour is sad, but it’s the right thing to do.