Graham Isador

Essays

What My 64-Year-Old Mom’s First Dance Recital Taught Me About Grief

After my dad died, my mom worried about being alone. Her unexpected new hobby showed me how far we’ve come.
Graham Isador
7.10.19
Work

The Worst Things People Have Been Asked to Do When Applying for a Job

“We were asked to do improv games in a group interview. The job was working in a bar."
Graham Isador
7.9.19
Sports

What It's Like to Have Your First Professional Fight at 39

After nearly dying as a rock star, my life took a dramatic turn.
Robin Black
7.5.19
The Worst Bar in Town

I Tried To Find the Worst Bar in Niagara Falls

There’s a dark underbelly to my tourist trap of a hometown, and I went in search of it.
Graham Isador
7.2.19
LGBTQ

LGBTQ Pro Wrestlers Say There's Never Been a Better Time to Be Queer In the Ring

Pro wrestling has long been the home of gay panic and homophobia, but the times are changing.
Graham Isador
6.28.19
Art

Instagram Pop-Ups Are Super Popular, But Are They Art?

Rooms solely designed to create the perfect selfie probably aren’t making us think that hard.
Graham Isador
5.31.19
Music

Why Titus Andronicus Made a Sitcom Mocking Album Rollouts

We spoke to frontman Patrick Stickles about his new album, and making a punk version of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’.
Graham Isador
5.31.19
Music

Single Mothers' Drew Thomson Sobered Up to Make the Best Punk of His Career

The notoriously volatile frontman has watched many of his peers find success, as his bands kept screwing up and breaking up. But with a newfound focus on The Drew Thomson Foundation, he’s making some of the best work of his career.
Graham Isador
5.17.19
Culture

Get In Shape With Nihilift, Even Though Nothing Really Matters

‘The best way to get rid of pesky belly fat is to decompose. That will happen soon enough.’
Graham Isador
5.10.19
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Dominatrixes Tell Us What Makes a Good Sub

Ease in slowly, ask questions, and don’t mistake your domme for a therapist.
Graham Isador
4.24.19
Life

Parents On the Hardest Parts Of Having Kids

“I haven’t taken a shit alone in four years.”
Graham Isador
4.12.19
self improvement

A Cynic’s Guide to Meditation

After a string of upsetting life events, I threw myself headfirst into meditation to deal with my anxieties—despite my apprehension that the practice was yet another bit of BS modernity.
Graham Isador
4.8.19
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