Table of Contents
Sunday Comic: My Own EnergySometimes I feel like the world is spinning right through me.
The Rookie Gift Guide: Stuff to ReadZines, books, and magazines to give or to ask for.
Sunday Comic: The Best Song Ever #15We all have to move on eventually.
The Rookie Gift Guide: PoetryWhy not give a book (or several) by an actual, living poet?
Timeless ClassicsBooks about what happens between now and forever.
Sunday Comic: Your Favorite Artists as Your Favorite SnacksStarting with "Madonut."
December 4, 2013Feelings are scary.
December 11, 2013A tiny point in space & time.
December 18, 2013Little spots of love, or something.
December 25, 2013Power failures, epiphanies, and transcendence.
Love Me TenderTill the end of time.
That's What Friends DoThe best kinds of buddies make you better.
The Sun Sets Early These DaysStopping time with my soulmates.
Remembering RememberingRescuing moments from the tides of time.
Running Around the Same Old TownLook at how the time goes past.
Hands Across the WorldMy life in extremities.
Five Courses at the Dead Celebrity DinerThe famous last meals of stars on the other side of forever.
Sea of LoveTake me to the ocean blue.
Forever YoungA treasure trove of memories from the hidden depths of Petra's computer.
Forever AfterAll the timeless pictures that made up this month's backgrounds.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: The Eternity PuzzleThe deceptively simple games that made a math lover out of me.
DIY BFF EarringsPut your heads together in the name of friendship.
The Rookie Gift Guide: Stuff to Eat(And stuff about stuff to eat.)
High 5: Kate NashOne of our fairy godmothers tells us about her current obsessions.
A Very Cool ChristmasHoliday cheer from our favorite aunt and uncle.
Baby's First Open MicA roomful of beginners wouldn't judge me—would they?
Change Your MindAn argument for flip-flopping.
Kicking the Bucket ListAll the to-do's and to-don'ts of writing out your goals.
When All Other Lights Go OutIf you can't imagine a future with you in it, please hang on.
As Long as the Sun and Moon Shall EndureAn oath of everlasting friendship lifted straight from the 19th century.
Infinite FearForever is scary, man.
Hyper ColorZits leave annoying dark spots on my face, but I learned how to deal.
This Too Shall PassBuddhism Lite for Lazy Neurotics
Clare Maguire: Whenever You Want ItWe premiere a gorgeous new track and interview the singer about sobriety, the music industry, and what keeps her inspired.
Friday Playlist: Sitting PrettyMusic for when you're all dressed up with nowhere to go.
Pure Bathing Culture: Wildest MomentsA premiere of a sparkling new track, and a talk about staying positive in the face of haters.
Nightclubbing: An Interview With Pat Ivers & Emily ArmstrongWe premiere work from two filmmakers who captured NYC in the ’70s (and also happen to have the coolest CBGB stories ever).
Friday Playlist: Hopelessly Devoted to YouA soundtrack for when you have stars in your eyes and l-o-v-e on the brain.
Sunday Video: Allison CrutchfieldThe Swearin' singer plays a new song.
My Midnight Heart: Chest of HeartsWe premiere a new remix and talk to singer Angelica Allen about her dreams, her childhood, and her intense love of Björk.
The Great Big Beyoncé RoundtableWe just needed a week or so to digest the new album.
And the Beat Goes OnMusic we'll never stop listening to.
Friday Playlist: Teenage Fan ClubBoy bandddddz!!
Sunday Video: BusesA new Frankie Cosmos song + chocolate milk = a party.
Moko: FreezeWe premiere a gorgeous new music video and interview the singer-songwriter about her musical inspirations, her ability to hear colors, and her "black phase."
Literally the Best Thing Ever: One DirectionWe scheduled this on Christmas because they are a gift unto the world.
Friday Playlist: Wave GoodbyeTunes that say a fond farewell.
Theme Song: Britt Daniel“Love Letters”
The Long GoodbyeA belated apology.
Super FandomOnline fan communities taught me everything I know about love.
Juliet and JulietWhat comes after “ever after”?
How to Say GoodbyeSorry, but your first breakup is gonna hurt like hell. Here's how to avoid prolonging the pain—for both of you.
DIY Victorian Hair JewelryA gift that is CREEPY and BEAUTIFUL and semi-morbid.
Best Friends ForeverA visual ode to the greatest love of all.
The Rookie Gift Guide: Style and Beauty ObsessionsYou're gonna make everybody look good.
Fangirl StyleInspiration from onscreen gals who make obsession look super cute.
Learning the Face-ics: Lightning RoundOH NO, YOU'RE LATE. Don't worry—here's a guide to looking gorgeous in five minutes or less.
How to Make Your Vintage Wardrobe Last a LifetimePreserve your treasures from the past and they'll look just as great in the future.
DIY Heart-Tipped ManicurePut a little love on your hands.
The Rookie Gift Guide: GizmosTech-y, science-y presents for all! Plus: A bonus mini-roundup of eco-friendly gifts.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodAdvice about how to tackle eyeliner, corsets, formalwear, and your "flaws."
Just WonderingAdvice about crushes, being called "sweetheart," and ultra-negative friends.
Ask a Grown Man: Paul FeigDo men prefer "stupid" girls? This guy knows the answer.
Editor's LetterDecember 2013: Forever
Literally the Best Thing Ever: SophiatownIt might be gone now, but its music and culture will be fly forever.
Saturday Links: Thank You, Nelson Mandela EditionPlus cats taking over an Ikea, Pantone's Color of the Year, and BEYONCÉ IN A PIZZA SUIT.
Saturday Links: BEYONCÉ SURPRISE ATTACK EditionPlus rad new projects about racial identity, an off-Broadway production of Heathers, and other things that brought us joy this week.
Saturday Links: Clueless Revisited EditionPlus the members of Pussy Riot's announced release and everything else we were glad we read this week.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: The Golden RecordThirty-six years ago, we humans collected all that we treasured about life on Earth and sent it off into space. It's still there, looking for an audience.
Saturday Links: Crushin' on Chiara EditionPlus plenty of year-end reading, even more BEYONCÉ, and groundbreaking developments in snaxx.
Why Can't I Be You: Lisa DarmsShe has created probably the world's biggest archive of punk-girl history...and had to figure out what to do with a bottle of poop. The rewards and hazards of life as an archivist.