How Instagram Makes You Basic, Boring, and Completely Deranged
By now, most people are familiar with the bad tendencies Instagram encourages: self-absorption, stalking, pastel-pink blandness. Two recent works—a novel, "Sympathy," and a film, "Ingrid Goes West"—take this as their subject.
Why People Treat Taylor Swift's Albums Like They're the Damn 'Da Vinci Code'
Since the pop star released her new single, which very obviously references a series of public feuds she's recently been embroiled in, her fans have been obsessively searching for subtext that probably isn't there.
Anonymous 'Incest Diary' Is a Brutally Honest Account of Paternal Rape
From ages 3 to 21, a woman was raped and abused by her father. Her new memoir examines the trauma and its aftermath in unprecedented detail.
Woman Convicted After Laughing at Jeff Sessions Gets New Trial
Sixty-one-year-old Desiree Fairooz was found guilty of disruptive or disorderly conduct, but a judge has ruled the government made inappropriate arguments during the trial.
The New Literary Heroine Is Smart with No Personality
Catherine Lacey's 'The Answers' joins a cadre of recent novels featuring female perspective minus female identity.
Amanda Bynes Appreciation Post
In a new interview, the beloved teen-comedy star said she's been sober for three years and plans to return to acting after a seven-year hiatus.
A Publicist Explains What to Do if You Accidentally Tweet Porn
"If. You're. Going. To. Take. A. Screenshot. Review. The. Screenshot. Before. You. Post. It!"
Being Popular Won't Make You Less Sad Inside
A new book divides popularity into two types, but only one is helpful.
Portland Semen-Flinging Spree Apparently Part of Disturbing Trend
Why do men do the things they do?
This Ranking of 84 'Twin Peaks' Characters Will Make You Extremely Mad
Or at least eager to tell people that you, too, have seen the show.
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Patricia Lockwood, the 'Poet Laureate of Twitter,' Is More Than the Sum of Her Dick Jokes
In her new memoir "Priestdaddy," the "Rape Joke" author discusses puberty, Slankets, environmental degradation, and what it's like when your father becomes a Father.
How 'Karl Marx City' Speaks to the Surveillance Paranoia of Today
We talk to the filmmakers of the sobering doc about the fears surrounding the Stasi's grip on East Germany, and how the past isn't as far away as it seems.