Table of Contents
Magical ThinkingBooks about losing, finding, fantasizing, and escaping. That pretty much covers it.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Joan DidionI wanted to be her.
Magical Creature: An Interview With Francesca Lia BlockWe talk with the author of Weetzie Bat about clothes, music, writing, and the light and dark sides of living in L.A.
June 6, 2012Other people. What gives?
June 13, 2012Milestones, memories, and makeovers.
June 20, 2012Moving on.
June 27, 2012In search of summer fun.
How to Make Strawberry JamToday we’re gonna bottle summer, y'all.
DIY Brain SoapKeep it clean and creepy.
Be Safe or Be Sorry!A staff guide to summer safety at Camp Maple Mountain.
Now, ForagerScavenger-hunt ideas.
Wheel of FortuneShopping around among psychics in L.A.
How to Be SmoothCreative solutions for awkward situations.
Paradise Without a Plane TicketThis list of activities will keep you so entertained you’ll forget that you’ve been wanting to go to Hawaii ever since you were 10.
Road Trip Diary: Week OneMore fun than should be allowed.
What's Mine Is MineSome of us don’t like sharing. We’re working on it.
Paradise LostI was standing in Tomorrowland, and all I could think about was yesterday.
The Champion of Who You AreHaving Asperger's is more complex than it looks on television.
Identity KitAn argument for being a poser.
Secret WoundsAdmitting that you need help is the most powerful thing you can do.
A Tried and True Map to ParadiseNotes from the passport office on how you will never get your act together, and that might be a good thing!
All About My MotherAt some point, I realized my mom and I had a strange relationship.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Sitcom VacationsVery special episodes.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Gregg Araki’s Totally Effed-Up L.A.His films are complicated and disturbing, but so is life!
Over the RainbowMovies and shows about dreamscapes, nightmares, and fantasy lands.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Hollywood MysteriesThe sick and sordid side of Tinseltown.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Abed NadirCool. Cool cool cool.
Friday Playlist: We're Gonna Need a MontageSongs that will make you want to run 10 miles or fight in slow motion.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Weetzie BatTen slinkster-cool songs.
Dreaming and SchemingSerious competition for the soundtrack of the summer.
Friday Playlist: California Dreamin' With RodarteFor warm summer days.
Theme Song: Fear of Men"Paradise"
Friday Playlist: By Popular DemandYou ask, we deliver.
Three Is the Loneliest NumberBeing friends with JJ was like having a superpower. But it was also like being invisible. (Which is also, come to think of it, a superpower.)
Me and You and Everyone We KnowScrewing the gender binary while looking soooo cuuuute.
Because You Can: Club TropicanaJuicy fruit jewelry and radioactive stripes.
Come to the SunshineDelightfully eerie and eerily delightful.
DIY Ruffled TeeEthical AND adorable.
West Coast RepresentL.A. film style.
Grow Up Wearing FeathersA Weetzie Bat-inspired DIY.
Marine GirlsA day in the sun and some pretty cute dresses.
Summer Is Ready When You AreNow is the time to go all out in whatever acid-trip-mermaid getup your heart desires.
Flower-Petal EyesA little bit hippie, a little bit crazy, a lot awesome.
DIY Weetzie NailsThis one's dedicated to all the dangerous angels out there.
Secret Style Icon: The Source FamilyClothes for afternoons on the Astral Plane.
Secret Style Icon: Weetzie BatThe month wouldn't be complete without this.
Gillian Jacobs Is Here to Help"Drop the pretend holiday boyfriend" and other useful advice.
Gillian Jacobs Is Here to Help (Again)There were awkward sexual encounters and drunken hookups to address!
Just WonderingCrushes, hookups, and figuring yourself out.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodAdvice on haircuts, outfits, and poking holes in your face.
Ask a Grown Man: Judd Apatow"The most important person in the world is you!"
Far Away EyesGorgeous photos a reader sent in of his own idea of paradise.
Friend CrushJune 2012: Elizabeth and Madalyn
Roads Less TraveledA photo album sent by a reader/occasional Rookie model.
Editor’s LetterJune 2012: Paradise (plus a very special announcement!)
Pictures of ParadiseThe afterlife, times 10.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Interior Design From the ’60s and ’70sLike, who IS this person who felt they needed large plastic broccolis sticking up from their floor?
Help YourselfThis doesn't have to be a radical idea.
Out, Damn'd SpotAcne-treatment reviews.
Why Can't I Be You: Wendy YaoWe talk to the owner of the coolest store in the whole wide world.