Table of Contents
July 2, 2014We know what you're going to do this summer (because you just told us).
July 9, 2014Prom, piercings, and other rites of passage.
July 16, 2014Life is weird.
July 30, 2014Pressure, prejudice, and proposals.
Baby AloneA visual poem in re: solitude.
Signals & SignsReminders that I'm not alone.
Written in the StarsThere are some 88 recognized constellations in our skies. Here's what a few of them have taught me.
Restless SpiritA day in the (after)life of a ghost.
Sidewalks of New YorkTripping the light fantastic.
The Big SkyA semi-autobiographical photo story about rediscovering the world around you after a bad breakup.
If You Could See HerPhotos from Eleanor's diary, drawn on, cut up, crumpled, punctured, and otherwise fucked with by Caitlin.
Mysteries of the DeepThe ocean is so big because it's filled with SECRETS.
The Right to IdlePhotos of Jenny's free days in Lithuania.
One Door ClosesSaying goodbye to where I grew up.
Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy DaysAn ode to sunlight and catnaps and friendship and summer.
New in TownAll alone in the big big city.
Cheer LeadersTen (illustrated) ideas for pulling yourself out of the blues, the dumps, or the mean reds.
Girls Afraid17 brave strangers reveal their deepest fears.
The RoomThis is not where I imagined spending our last summer before college.
The BaronessThe more Bonnie learned about her new stepbrother, the more she wanted him.
Cruisin' BluesIt felt almost like we were going somewhere.
Notes on FearHow to handle situations that scare you. (Words by Emily, drawings and lettering by Esme.)
Math AttacksMy educational anxieties, by the numbers.
Take a RiskWhat's stopping you is probably you.
Career QuitterI've left more jobs than I can remember.
Dropping the ActTo get you to like me, I thought I had to put on a show.
Hello, DarknessThe sad parts of life are just as important as the happy ones.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Live TV MishapsWhen good programming accidentally goes wrong—and gets better.
TIAAN: Devil's TouchA track premiere and interview about cheerleading movies (and more).
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Musical Conspiracy TheoriesI want to believe!
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Frances HaAll she wants to do is dance.
Samsaya: Bombay CallingThe singer talks about her early struggles to fit in and shares her new single, which is (not coincidentally) about not caring what other people think.
Uncertain TimesMusic for when you can't quite see what's ahead.
Friday Playlist: Alien SheA mix by the rap collective Barf Troop.
Lyla Foy: HoneymoonWatch Lyla's dreamy new video and read her thoughts about songwriting and string cheese.
Friday Playlist: Not ScaredFearless songs for when you're walking alone at night.
Adia Victoria: Stuck in the South"Don’t get comfortable. Keep growing. Keep going."
Friday Playlist: Don't Give UpEverything is going to be all right.
Nidia MinajThe kuduro innovator talks about her hopes and dreams, and her new album, which we're premiering here today.
Theme Song: Speedy OrtizJuly 2014: “Lost Something in the Hills”
Me Without YouHow to rediscover yourself after a breakup.
Running Up That HillHow to turn a painful breakup into the best thing that ever happened to you.
Way to SurviveLearning to love my body after sexual assault.
Getting Over RomeoHow I learned the true meaning of love.
The Whole World in Our HandsThe internet has made me into kind of a brat.
Just WonderingAdvice about friendship breakups, dancing at clubs, and time management.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodSick socks, birthday outfits, above-average feet, and looking cool on the (service industry) job.
Oh! You Pretty ThingsA list of stuff we love: fake eyelashes, easy makeup, cool haircuts, and cellulite.
Karen Elson Is Your FriendOur oracle/pal is BACK with all-new ideas about how to live your life.
Ask a Grown Man: Stephen Colbert"A really good sign somebody likes you is if they bring you cookies."
Editor's LetterJuly 2014: The Great Unknown
Saturday Links: Laura Palmer's House EditionPlus a NEW NEIL GAIMAN TV SHOW, feminist art, a great Bieber article, &&& more!
Saturday Links: Giant Cave Trampoline EditionPlus Pulp Fiction makeup, scorpions, and an update on what Harry Potter's doing these days.
We Are What We Love: An Interview With Laverne CoxThe Orange is the New Black star and all-around superwoman on being yourself.
Saturday Links: Ramones Forever EditionNew superheroes, dark materials, Speedy Ortiz, and so much more.
Off to School You GoNine tips to make going to college in a new city a little bit easier.
Why Can't I Be You: Alison GopnikThe developmental psychologist and philosopher on learning what other people think.
Saturday Links: Tina and Rachel Back When EditionPlus thoughts on Gaza, a room-size kaleidoscope, and Joan Didion.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: The Qualia ProblemThe trippy philosophical riddle that BLEW MY MIND in psych class. Words by Estelle, pictures and lettering by Cynthia.
Cosmetic StudiesNo scientific theory was too big for me to translate into a beauty routine.