Sammy Maine

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Why Exactly Are We So Obsessed With Songs About Heartbreak?

We spoke to a bunch of experts about why we like to scream Cher's "Believe" in the aftermath of a break-up.
Sammy Maine
5.26.17
Op-Eds

A Love Letter to British Metal Pubs

Plastic skulls and smoke-stained velvet curtains feel kind of dated, but independent venues that cater to subcultures are worth saving.
Sammy Maine
4.5.17
Noisey Show

How the ‘Skins’ Soundtrack Captured Youth Culture in the 2000s

Ten years since its debut, the show's pairing of hedonism and catharsis with both new music and classics still stands.
Sammy Maine
1.25.17
Essays

How the ‘Skins’ Soundtrack Captured Youth Culture in the 2000s

Ten years since its debut, the show's pairing of hedonism and catharsis with both new music and classics still stands.
Sammy Maine
1.25.17
club culture

I Went to a 7AM Coffee Rave in England and It Was as Terrible as It Sounds

Espresso shots, Hawaiian shirts and existential dread at Bristol's sober school-run rave.
Sammy Maine
5.11.16
Photos

The Photography Collective Documenting the True Reality of the Middle East

Put aside everything you know about the Middle East—the Rawiya Collective are an all-female crew of photojournalists looking to change how the world sees their home.
Sammy Maine
4.5.16
periods

How One British Company Is Trying to Make Paid Period Leave Work

Coexist hit headlines in March thanks to its new policy on paid menstrual leave. We went down to the Bristol company's one-day seminar to find out how it's encouraging other businesses to do the same.
Sammy Maine
3.21.16
Op-Eds

Avril Lavigne Helped Me Embrace The Shit-Kicking Teenage Girl I Always Was

She may not have been 2002’s answer to Throbbing Gristle, but she filled a gap where teenage girls had yet to see themselves, and gave them a voice.
Sammy Maine
3.18.16
we saw this

I Went to a Justin Bieber Club Night to Find Out If Young Dudes Have Ruined Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber Appreciation club nights are touring the UK and selling out in six minutes. We went to one in Bristol to gauge this pissed up phenomena.
Sammy Maine
1.26.16