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What It’s Like to Find Belonging in the Lolita Community

A “bro-lita” and a genderfluid lolita on what the Japanese fashion subculture means to them.
Allison Tierney
3.30.17
News

The Disturbing Trend of Vigilante Attacks on Sex Workers

Though seriously under-reported, violence and violent rhetoric against sex workers must be addressed.
Frankie Mullin
8.17.16
News

We Asked People at the Library What They're Doing There

In six years, 350 libraries have closed in the UK, with another 111 due to be axed within the next 12 months. We asked who still uses libraries, and what for?
Amelia Dimoldenberg
3.31.16
NSFW

Erotic Asphyxiation: The Widespread and Potentially Fatal Fetish That Nobody in Britain Will Talk About

We talked to some people who get off on choke-fucking and suffocation-wanking about the pleasure, shame and dangers involved.
Morgan Harries
9.23.15
The Photo Issue 2015

Vintage Photos of British Suburbia in the 80s

Chris Shaw spent three years photographing life on a housing estate in the south of England.
Chris Shaw
7.28.15
Music

Hanging Out with the Godmother of the Cuban Punk Rock Scene

At a time when all the rockers in Cuba were outcasts, Maria Gattorno made a place for them. Now she heads up the government-sanctioned Cuban Rock Agency and has resurrected the Cuban rock scene.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.15.15
Stuff

How Losing My Sight Helped Me Express My Gender Identity

With no mirrors to face I saw my beautiful inner self as a girl, and a woman slowly pushing away the past.
Storm Persephone Tara-Meiying Liu
5.20.15
Travel

Photographing Fiji’s Sinking Island Communities

Climate change is literally washing low-lying seaside villages away.
Jeff Tan
3.18.15
News

Does Toronto Have a Crack Smoking Judge, As Well As a Crack Smoking Mayor?

The guy who tried to sell the Rob Ford crack tape says it does.
Patrick McGuire
10.10.14
Stuff

I Survived the Isla Vista Shooting

From my bedroom window I saw a girl crying while blood ran down her leg.
Sky Serge
6.2.14