You haven’t read that, bro, so don’t put it in your dating profile.
“Deep satire is a collision sport.”
Emma Straub, author of New York Times best-seller The Vacationers, reminisces about taking a road trip at the dawn of the iPhone age.
The author of last year’s acclaimed Eleanor and Park talks to BuzzFeed about the the soundtrack to her prose and shares an annotated playlist for her newest novel, Landline.
Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody Is Ever Missing, on how writers both are and are not their characters.
Katie Crouch, author of Abroad, on surviving the first tech boom in San Francisco and the importance of Sylvia Plath.
Inside World War II’s female beauty campaign.
Nearly 13 years after my sister’s death, a reluctant Sunday visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where public spectacle and private grief have a permanent home together.
As campus assault remains a problem, school administrations focus on “safe spaces” and image instead.
“The publishing industry looks a lot like these best-selling teenage dystopias: white and full of people destroying each other to survive.”
It’s time to fight for old D.C.’s pride in its past.
AMC’s celebrated dramas reflect anxieties of modernity, but Psych, Burn Notice, and White Collar offer resilience strategies for the same circumstances.
The conversation around eating disorders often centers on young girls. As adults still coping with bulimia, for the first time my mom and I talk about our progress, pasts, and enduring anxieties.
Learning to be brown and bearded in Brooklyn.
Navigating photography’s inherited bias against dark skin.
Tony Diaz, the man behind the Librotraficante (or “book trafficker”) Movement, talks about smuggling banned books into Arizona and fighting to keep Chicano literature in American schools.
It’s hard to be optimistic about a premise so exhausting.
The increasing diversity of the Oscar winners doesn’t validate its stagnant body of voters.
Author Janet Mock talks being a woman, battling against media sound bites, and her new memoir, Redefining Realness.
Not exactly. But it has been an unexpectedly spiritual experience.
How to respectfully write from the perspective of characters that aren’t you.
Three writers and fans of Mindy Kaling’s Fox show sit down to talk about Kaling’s take on race, gender, body image — and what it means for viewers who don’t often see themselves reflected in television.
On the importance of unlikable female protagonists.
On H.P. Lovecraft’s literature of genealogical terror.
The director’s rebuttal to Dylan Farrow’s allegations that he molested her depicts his ex, Mia Farrow, as a deceitful, manipulative, hate-mongering witch who brainwashed his child. A close examination of his own statements paints a different picture.
When it comes to immigration reform, we need to hear from American citizen allies who support undocumented immigrants like me.
Little black girls are taught when and how to be silent before anyone ever tells us we have the right to say no.
The “catch an illegal immigrant” event was deeply offensive not only to undocumented immigrants like me, but also to our American citizen relatives, allies, and supporters, because it struck the kind of ignorant, dissonant chord we fight against every day.