I Like Your Bangs
When we finally meet in person, years after I abandoned my account, I have to rub my eyes to make sure I hadn’t just blinked through a particularly vivid afterimage.
The Complex Femininity of Japanese Lolita Fashion
We chat with artists Jane Mai and An Nguyen about their new book and the history of the Lolita subculture.
Queer Asian Films Are Finally Becoming More Prevalent
Only a handful of films have explored what it means to be East Asian or Asian American and queer, but Spa Night and The Handmaiden are revelatory for doing much more than that.
Lip-Smackeringly Good: Why Women Crave Junk Food Beauty Products
From Jolly Rancher nail polish to Burger King perfume, fast food cosmetics have been around for decades, but today they reveal our true hunger for simpler times—and the comfort of a cheap sugar high.
Goodbye to Homestuck, the Most Elaborate Webcomic You’ve Never Heard Of
Seven years, 8,000 pages, one man’s vision. Homestuck was a cultural phenomenon that had just the right amount of success.