The filmmaker on his new movie Moonlight, complicity in oppressive systems, bullying, and the importance of self-definition.
A conversation about mourning traditions—inherited and invented.
Plus One Direction’s first music video without Zayn, stream the new Beach House album, and drinkable books.
Willow Smith on the next level, Run the Jewels’ tribute to Ferguson, Drake at the Degrassi reunion, and more.
The blurbs for these books could read, “Relationships are hard!”
Plus new music from Beach House, Grace Jones news, and farts stay funny.
Plus shout outs to Bree Newsome, Jennicet Gutiérrez, Pope Frantastic, and other people doing awesome things.
Thoughts on the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the rest of the world.
Plus Nicki and Bey, saluting Emma Sulkowicz, and the wonders of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s necktie.
August’s theme is DESIRE. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!