Table of Contents
Performing PlathI wanted that kind of force, that kind of power, so I borrowed hers.
The Sum of UsUsing science to connect to my past.
Sunday Comic: SoupboyA sweet + sad tale.
Compare and ContrastBooks we love about emulation, imitation, and replication.
Sunday Comic: The Best Song Ever #10A postcard from Camp Diva.
Two Kinds of MemoryCatching moments like butterflies.
Sunday Comic: Closet CleaningEveryone I've ever tried to be is in one pile of clothes.
July 3, 2013And July starts with a yeeeuuuuuuggggggh.
July 10, 2013Who's really reading these things?
July 17, 2013Everybody cares, nobody understands.
Where Am I Going?A peek inside Kendra's diary.
July 24, 2013Friendship update.
July 31, 2013How do you close out a summer?
Friends Among the LeavesWith silver bells and cockleshells, and marigolds all in a row.
I Left My ♥ in Buenos AiresA picture's worth a thousand memories.
DesertedA road-trip photo diary.
Birds of ParadiseRunning around Harajuku with one of its coolest girl gangs.
It Hurts to Be 16Watercolors and collages from Petra's sketchbook.
Virtual RealitiesThis month's background images.
DIY Shower JellyStage two of my ongoing plan to beat Lush at its own game.
Sunday Video: Never Let it RainA fake fundraising video for a fake film project that we feel "really, really passionate about."
Not Just for BreakfastCereal reviews.
High 5: Bethany CosentinoOur favorite surf-rocker shares some of her favorite things.
Friends Beyond CompareI made my BFFs characters in my own personal drama and faulted them for not following the script.
Poser PrideYou know what's dumber than pretending to like something you don't? Caring if someone else does.
Rising Tides and WeightlessnessDragging myself into the light.
Talking: A Personal HistoryWhat you reveal to the world every time you open your mouth.
I Fake It So Real I Am Beyond FakeI don't steal people's style/know-how/confidence—I channel their very essence.
These Precious ThingsI'm not a hoarder—I'm just nostalgic. At least that's what I tell myself.
The MistakeA nonstory.
A Guide to FakingWhen it's OK to be a big phony—and when it's totally not.
Real As It GetsA love letter to unscripted television.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Cool Older Sisters of ’90s TVI will never be this mysterious and sophisticated.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: The Bachelor(ette)There are real feelings here, in this unrealest of worlds.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: The New ClonesThe may look alike, but that's where the similarities end.
Return to the SceneReboots and remakes, copies and cults in some of our favorite movies and shows.
A Complete Guide to the Olsen Twins' MoviesA decade's worth of matchmaking, switcheroos, and worldwide double trouble.
It's a New Wave: An Interview With Amandla StenbergThe Hunger Games actor talks to us about role models, beauty standards, and her "psychedelic rebellious teenage years."
Boldly Going Where No Man (or Woman) Had Gone BeforeHow a bunch of nerd girls saved Star Trek from total obscurity.
DIY Action-Movie PosesWith great power comes great responsibility.
Wartime LoversA video premiere from Rose Windows.
Echoes of Sounds Gone ByNew music that's like old music, only newer.
Friday Playlist: Lose YourselfSongs for when you can't quite see the road ahead of you.
Friday Playlist: Go LoopySongs that do it again and again and again and again...
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Big StarThe greatest band you've never heard.
Success Is Sweeter Than EverUncovering a lost gem from the 1960s girl group Honey Ltd.
Friday Playlist: Sister ActYour perfect bandmate may be living RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE.
Nadine Shah: To Be a Young ManThe former Mariah Carey wannabe tells us about songwriting, making art while female, and her days as a teenage troublemaker.
Theme Song: A K U AJuly 2013: "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Pitchfork Report 2013Sweat, tears, and friendship!
Friday Playlist: Cover MeRemakes that go beyond imitation.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Elvis ImpersonatorsIt's good to be the King.
Perpetual SurrenderSong premiere from synth-pop group DIANA.
Only Make BelieveI was going to have a boyfriend, even if I had to fake it.
DIY Eye Shadow PaletteHow to deal with broken/loose powders and end up with a custom set of colors!
Hot Fun in the SummertimeLone pleasures at the theme park.
Candy CrushStomp, squish, repeat.
DIY Camouflage NailsNow you see ’em, now you don't.
Fake Your Own Céline BagFor champagne tastes on a juice-box budget.
DIY Mock Tie-DyeFor the flower child on the go.
Double VisionsSuper-sweet twin style vibes, even if you're flying solo.
I Will UnfollowThe internet is responsible for some of my best friendships—and the most toxic ones.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Open-Source SoftwareGet it with a five-finger discount.
Play It AgainVideo games inspired by that thing you already love.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodBraces, bras, and bangs.
Ask a Grown Man: Vampire WeekendHow porn is like baseball, why romance should never lead to murder, and other wisdom from two of the giggliest bros we've ever met.
Just WonderingAnnoying sisters, cuddle buddies, and the hardest question that Sady Doyle has ever had to face!
Friend CrushJuly 2013: Julia + Sophie.
Editor's LetterJuly 2013: Imitation
Literally the Best Thing Ever: The George Costanza MethodTurn your life upside-down.
Saturday Links: WondaGurl the Wonder Girl EditionA 16-year-old who makes beats for Jay-Z like it's no big deal. Plus: the mysterious Prince, the lovable Bobby Hill, and a Goldberg machine powered by dogs.
Saturday Links: The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs EditionReal-life underwater fantasy worlds, a secret in a Chris Ware story, St. Vincent's lesson on how to shred, and more.
Saturday Links: Movie-Makeover Economics EditionYou can't put a price tag on friendship, but you can put one on Tai's transformation in Clueless.
Saturday Links: Aubrey as Daria EditionTwo stares unite as one...through movie magic! Plus: A new Fiona Apple video to obsess over, tampon earrings on TV, and so many other sparkling gems from the internet.