Table of Contents
Thrilling TalesStories that will put a tingle in your spine.
Sunday Comic: Me, Myself & I DayAn occasion for hanging out with one of my favorite people.
Sunday Comic: The Best Song Ever #11The last kiss?
August 7, 2013Where is our mind?
August 14, 2013Everybody's alone.
August 21, 2013Summer's over.
August 28, 2013Dreading the start of school.
It's Getting LateThe latest scenes from the Life of Sandy.
In the CardsA winning hand.
I Saw SparksIgnite the light and let it shine.
The Day the Circus Came to TownA visit to the big top.
Once Upon a SummertimeEverything feels like the end of the world when you're 15.
Soft as Snow (But Warm Inside)This is all I ever knew.
Party Out of BoundsStuff that happens after dark when parents think their kids are sleeping.
On the TownA girl's night out.
The Thrill Is GoneNot really! But THRILLS & CHILLS month is over. Before we make way for VICTORY, here are all the background images we used this month.
Summer's Last HurrahDon't waste another moment getting ready for school!
Sunday Video: Public Speaking With Kathleen HannaThe Julie Ruin singer's tips for talking in front of complete strangers.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Boarding School Bad GirlsThey were as bad as I wanted to be.
Ladies and GentlemenAnother round of people reviews.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: CemeteriesThe funk of 40 thousand years.
Sunday Video: How to Make Borscht With Neko Case"You can talk to your soup. It likes encouragement."
High 5: GrimesWhat keeps our girl/our queen happy and healthy on the road.
Wish You Weren't HereThis field trip just took a turn for the disgusting.
All Girl All the TimeTwo lives, one more sparkly than the other.
All in Good TimeI spent most of my time in high school thinking I was "doing youth wrong."
My Arch NemesesThey are the worst (but also kind of the best).
Teen Angst CircusDedicated to the small challenges that can ruin your whole damn day.
The 27 ClubA weirdly high number of musical geniuses died at the age of 27. I thought I had to do the same if I was going to make anything great.
Watch What HappensI will always believe in psychics and fortunetellers, even if they aren't real.
Sneaking OutWe lied, stole cars, hid boys all over the house, and even broke limbs for a taste of freedom.
My Years of FearsA chronological encyclopedia of terror.
Fast ForwardIt gets me through the scary times.
Follow What's Alive: An Interview With Greta GerwigThe screenwriter and star of Frances Ha talks to us about making movies, the joys of collaboration, and the perils of writing about your friends.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Sketch ComedyI wanted to be just like those weirdos.
NailbitersMoving pictures that don't let you look away.
Friday Playlist: Bump in the NightA soundtrack for restless evenings.
Dog Party: Lost ControlStream the new album by our (and probably your) new favorite band.
Friday Playlist: Where the Night Takes UsSongs to scream through open windows as you set off on a late-summer adventure.
Midnight Plus One: "Modern Witch"A free song and a conversation about curiosity with painter and musician Casey Cook.
Built to ThrillMusic to get your heart racing.
Friday Playlist: Summertime BummertimeBlack on the outside, dancing on the inside.
Use What You Have: An Interview With Kim GordonPlus a premiere of the new song by her new band, Body/Head (!!).
Friday Playlist: Little Shop of HorrorsSongs that freaked us out when we were wee.
Cynthia Robinson: Dance All NightWe premiere a rare track and talk about overcoming doubt with the legendary trumpeter of Sly and the Family Stone.
Theme Song: Heather McEntire and Casey CookAugust 2013: “ Rah Rah”
Friday Playlist: Shimmy Down the DrainpipeBreaking out and busting loose.
How to Deal When You're Caught MasturbatingSix decent excuses to have at the ready.
What Would LaceWednesday Do?I could barely talk to boys in real life, but I was a femme fatale online.
You Will Not Hook Up at the ShowLearn from my mistakes! Don't even try it!
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Aerosmith's "Crazy" VideoIt turned my world upside down.
Because You Can: Always OnstageHigh-drama looks even a wallflower can love.
DIY Shrinky-Dinks Nameplate NecklaceLiteral STATEMENT JEWELRY, har har get it?
Learning the Face-ics: Presto ChangoLittle things that make a big difference.
DIY Painted Denim ShortsFun up your old jeans.
Glitter in the DarkNatasha Khan of Bat for Lashes lets us peek inside her tour wardrobe, and it does not disappoint.
Big-Top BeautyStep right up and dazzle.
Three-Ring CircusHigh drama and high fashion under the tent.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodWhat to wear to a slumber party/roller coaster/family dinner/etc.
Amanda de Cadenet Is Your Virtual Big SisterLucky you!
Ask a Grown Man (Live!): Bill Hader"If a guy doesn't like a funny girl there's something wrong with him" and other PEARLS OF WISDOM, live from Rookiefest 2013.
Just WonderingWanting to stand out, not wanting to stand out, and more.
Friend CrushAugust 2013: Mallory and Geneva
Editor's LetterAugust 2013: Thrills & Chills
Saturday Links: Science Experiments With Björk EditionWho wants to make music with lightning and gravity? Plus: Pen pals meet after seven decades, the "Camp Gyno" makes bunk calls, and Marlon Brando attempts to be a bagel.
Saturday Links: Teen Girl, Attorney at Law EditionNeed a lawyer? Call the youngest person ever to pass the bar in the UK.
A Girls' Guide to Internet ProtestsHow to raise some hell from the comfort of your own bedroom.
Saturday Links: Charlie Take a Bow EditionThe Peanuts meet Morrissey in a Tumblr that combines two of our favorite sad/happy things. Plus: Kerry Washington sings Disney karaoke, California recognizes the rights of trans* kids, and lion cubs fuel an explosion of cute.
College CountdownSome advice for the class of 2014 (and beyond).
Saturday Links: Belcher Family Values EditionThe secret lessons of acceptance in Bob's Burgers, the imagined Instagram selfies of Wes Anderson characters, nine-year-old daredevils, and more reasons to love the internet this weekend.
Saturday Links: Fiona Flees the Scene EditionShe's a goddess forever and ever, and she's out.