Table of Contents
Family SagasBooks about clans both inherited and invented.
Sunday Comic: Soupboy #2The making of a captive.
Sunday Comic: The Best Song Ever #14Quality time is now required.
November 6, 2013Human interaction: pleasures and pitfalls.
November 13, 2013Small risks and tiny adventures.
November 20, 2013People are the worst, too bad we need them.
November 27, 2013Keep calm.
A Little Bit South of SaskatoonHow to paint your toenails in a van while cruising across the country.
Big Sister, Little SisterSo far apart, so close.
My Brother's KeepsakesA cross-country, cross-generational collaboration.
Private PropertyA fall photo diary.
Family PortraitsThese aren't just my friends—they're my true sisters and brothers.
These Magic MomentsSnapshots of memories I never want to forget.
Beyond Their YearsA time-traveling family photo album.
Familiar FacesOne last look at all the people (and places) in November's background photos.
At Aunt Aga'sNothing changed me that summer.
Sunday Video: How to Make a Thing With the BlowKhaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne are here to help you get creative.
After-School Snacks: A TaxonomyPantry ignorance = social death.
A Mostly-DIY Guide to Family GiftsPut down the necktie and don't even THINK about hitting up the scented candle aisle—this year, you're doing things right.
DIY Elaborate Pet Photo ShootHow to take the kind of picture that makes people go “AHHHHH OMGGGGGG LOOOOKIT HIIIIIMMMMMM."
High 5: Alexa ChungThe renaissance-woman-about-town lists her wardrobe essentials.
DIY Found-Photo AlbumA book of strangers' pictures is the perfect present for your favorite oddball.
A Good DefenseWhat do you do when you can't ignore bullies anymore?
The Family DanceEvery household has its own weird rules.
Reform School DaysWill I always be bad?
Three SistersOur first honest conversation happened over Facebook chat.
The Parent SwapI spent my childhood wishing I could trade my folks in for a new set.
Ev and BettyThe best friends who became my grandmothers.
Finding My TribeWe left our own families and created a new one.
About DavidMy friend Katie never spoke about what happened. But she wants to now.
Let's Be FriendsHow to find your people in a new city (or anywhere).
Sistory LessonWe've had the best of times, we've had the worst of times.
Siblings, Once RemovedShouldn't I GET OVER IT already and give them a call?
The Story of SidHe was the best friend I ever had.
The Education of My MotherSome people want to be moms. Some moms, like mine, aren’t given any choice in the matter.
Hero Status: Jim Henson and the MuppetsThe most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppet-tational beings.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Game ShowsCome on down!
The Kids Stay in the PictureMovies and TV shows about the joys and pains of being related.
Sitcom Moms: A TaxonomyAn examination of the hardest-working ladies in show business.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Rory GilmoreFor hitting the books (and the snacks) HARD.
Cold Beat: WormsWe stream the new EP and a talk about how science fiction rules us all.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With the BelchersSongs for getting in touch with your inner Tina, Louise, Gene, Linda, and/or Bob.
Between Two BeatsNo matter what I listened to, I felt like I was betraying half of myself.
Magik Markers: MirrorlessA beautiful new video, and a conversation about magic, inspiration, and Lou Reed.
Friday Playlist: Parents Just Don't UnderstandSongs that scream for you.
Rainy Milo: Don't Lose Your HeadA premiere of a completely sick remix and an interview.
Family HarmoniesSongs by people who were born to make music together.
Friday Playlist: Music You Can All Agree OnFights over the stereo are finished.
Sunday Video: Lily & MadeleineThe sisters perform two of their new songs.
Beyond Inversion: How to Make a Benefit CompilationAnd the premiere of a rad new one including work from Perfect Pussy and Potty Mouth.
Theme Song: Ex HexNovember 2013: “What Kind of Monster”
Friday Playlist: Family BandsSongs by kindred spirits.
Thrifting With Au Revoir SimoneWe totally scored.
How to Make Your Face a RainbowA crazy-colorful look guaranteed to brighten up your days.
Sister, SisterSome friends are born, not made.
How to Become a Swan QueenAn intensely beautiful makeup tutorial.
DIY Finger-Knitted ScarfCold, gloomy weather = the perfect time to wear a rainbow everywhere.
Big Sister's ClothesSartorial inspiration from some of our favorite sitcom siblings from the ’90s.
Just WonderingAdvice from some certified non-professionals about strict parents, boob touching, and how to focus on important stuff besides your crush.
Ask a Grown Man: Eugene MirmanCrafty advice on condoms, pubes, and playing hard to get.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodStyle advice about subtle witch vibes, dealing with hair loss, and the art of the formal backpack.
Dressed for ThrillsA Rookie reader and staff Halloween-costume gallery.
Friend CrushNovember 2013: Shannon and Kaite
Editor's LetterNovember 2013: Family
Saturday Links: Ja'mie King + Katy Perry = BFF EditionPlus an essay about fashion and race, new B.J. Novak goodness, and emojis as works of art.
Birthday Tribute: Marie CurieShe was my first feminist hero (besides my mom).
Saturday Links: Patti Remembers Lou EditionPlus some Arcade Fire gorgeousness, mind-blowing portraits of cosplayers, and MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN ILLINOIS!
Happy ThanksveggingA guide to getting through the holiday without eating meat or losing your mind.
Saturday Links: Wes Anderson for Prada EditionPlus some love for American Horror Story, an update on Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and a "unicorn" spotting.
Saturday Links: All Our Musical Heroes EditionGrimes on veganism! A new pressing of the White Album! "The Oral History of Female Drummers!" And so much more.
Sisterhood Can Be PowerfulAre you thinking of joining a sorority? Come here, I'll try to answer your questions.
Saturday Links: Midnight Memories Excitement EditionPlus a turn-of-the century selfie, internationally collaborative artwork, and strong Kanye feelings.