personal essay

food-opinion

The Pain and Sorrow of Learning Your Beloved Childhood Pizza Is Trash

Quad Cities-style pizza rises to the level of legendarily terrible—like 'The Room' or the 'Troll 2' of bad pizza.
Peter Rugg
5.16.19
Drugs

Getting 'California Sober' Showed Me a Kinder, Gentler Way to Do Drugs

When I quit every substance except weed and psychedelics, I could still party and expand my mind, but without the selfishness and addiction.
Michelle Lhooq
5.6.19
LGBTQ

For Gay Men in Indonesia, There's No Place Safer Than Twitter

It's the only place where we can feel like we belong to a community—but without the pressure of revealing everything about ourselves.
Amahl S. Azwar
5.2.19
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
this is fine

Meghan Markle's Relationship With Her Dad Makes Me Feel Better About My Own

My father wasn’t at my wedding, either.
Veronica Walsingham
4.2.19
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
personal essay

Chicken Wings Are My Culture

With every saucy, saturated, ranch-dipped bite, I embrace an act that in the past was used to stereotype and demean Black people such as myself.
Erica Hawkins
1.14.19
Getting Out of Bed

Running Away From Drinking Myself to Death

On grief, morning runs, and not getting drunk to late-night news broadcasts alone anymore.
Robyn Kanner
1.10.19
Booze

I Drank 150 Margaritas in 3 Days and It Wasn't a Great Decision

But also it kind of was?
Janelle Lassalle
10.11.18
Sex

I Was a Jealous Partner Until I Went on a Swingers Vacation

If you told me a year ago that I'd watch my husband get a blowjob from a stranger and not feel jealous, I'd have laughed in your face.
Erica Garza
9.1.18
personal essay

When I Met the Now-Arrested Leader of a 'Feminist' Cult and His 'Kittens'

After the recent news of Turkish televangelist Adnan Oktar's arrest for fraud, sexual assault, and espionage, I look back on what it was like to meet him and the women of his "Islamic Creationist" cult.
Meher Ahmad
7.17.18
Essays

I Learned About My Dad’s Secret Family After His Death

“Even after you’re dead, people are eventually going to find out about who you really were.”
Ollie Start
7.9.18
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