Essays

Essays

What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.13.19
Essays

Vampire Weekend's New Album Is All Over the Place, In the Best Way

The newly minted trio took six years to follow-up a No. 1 record and a Grammy. 'Father of the Bride' is shaggy, psychedelic, and wonderfully strange.
Alex Swhear
5.1.19
LGBTQ

I'm Changing the Largely Male, Straight Tattoo Industry with a Simple List

Queer Bodmod Compass helps LGBTQ people connect with tattooists in their area that they can feel safer around.
Guik
4.15.19
Essays

DaBaby Makes the Funniest Videos in Rap

His major label debut 'Baby on Baby' features bars that might make you chuckle, but he really shines on screen as a goofy absurdist.
Will Schube
4.10.19
Unfollow Me

What It's Like to Be Stalked on a College Campus

"He's going to come in and kill us all one day," a coworker at my college newspaper told me.
Sophie Eve
4.10.19
education

What It’s Like Writing Fake Essays for Wealthy International Students

College admissions fraud is a global industry. Just ask these 'tutors.'
Stephen K Hirst
4.5.19
Culture

Twenty Years Later, '10 Things I Hate About You' Is More Relevant Than You'd Expect

Despite its flaws, the film marked a turning point for feminism and female representation in teen rom-coms.
Beth Demmon
3.29.19
Essays

Forth Wanderers' Ava Trilling on Touring with Panic Disorder

"Every time I would tell people about the tour I was told how great an opportunity it was. This was encouraging, but I couldn’t help but feel guilty—this great opportunity only brought me dread."
Ava Trilling
3.11.19
Essays

How Alison Mosshart's Onstage Prowl Changed Music

Eleven years after the release of The Kills' 'Midnight Boom,' Mosshart's ferocious fearlessness is something that indie rock still desperately needs.
Sarah MacDonald
3.6.19
Essays

Solange’s New Album is a Homecoming Like No Other

'When I Get Home' is an intimate exploration of her Houston roots and black heritage.
Kristin Corry
3.4.19
Essays

'Leaving Neverland' Is a Reckoning for Michael Jackson Fans

The HBO documentary asks viewers to bear witness to the allegations of abuse against the late pop star.
Ann-Derrick Gaillot
3.4.19
Music

What Getting Taylor Swift "In Her Own Words" Really Means

As magazines reinvent the format of the celebrity profile, they spark questions about how much truth their audience is actually getting from today's biggest artists.
Kate Dries
2.28.19
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