Table of Contents
Reading GroupsStories, real and imagined, about togetherness.
Sunday Comic: Annie Brown Who Lives DowntownCollecting her tears in jars.
Sunday Comic: Keeping It TogetherMy go-to techniques for feeling OK.
Sunday Comic: The Best Song Ever #20Things are looking up.
You Can Be Free: An Interview With Janet MockIn which we talk about her feminist icons, how teenagers are way cooler than the media thinks, and why she identifies with Tracy Flick.
May 7, 2014Sugar and stress.
May 14, 2014Holding fast to dreams.
May 22, 2014Change happens so fast.
May 28, 2014The Dear Diary club loses a member.
Think I'll Run AwayA solo excursion.
Field of DreamsA springtime jubilation.
Day In, Day OutPeople-watching in New York City and environs.
When Will I See You AgainReuniting with long-lost pals.
Still LivesScenes from a relationship from a movie from María Fernanda's mind.
Last Night TogetherA chance to enjoy all those pretty pictures that've been lurking in the background this month.
Running ErrandsWhat a strange feeling, to get what you've always wanted.
Swap Spit City, USAThis is going to be the party of the month.
Never Break the ChainShare this story with 10 friends in the next 24 hours—or you will be very sorry!!!
The Gray GirlsA short story by five authors.
Little Twin StarsWe weren't children anymore.
High 5: Big FreediaSome of the things that make the Queen of Bounce smile.
GRADitudeAdvice for the newly degreed.
Cat FancyThe story of Sally, my most beloved feline friend.
I Against ILast month we talked about the advantages of solitude. Here, a few words on its limits.
The Green-Eyed MotivatorJealousy will get you everywhere (if you know how to use it).
Do Right by MeFour amazing girls, raised in foster care, who beat the odds.
Cultural ExchangeBeing less successful than my parents feels like part of the trade-off.
A Guide to Finding YourselfIn five short(ish) steps!
The Travel BugScabies across America.
Odd Girl InMy lifelong commitment to my own individuality rendered me incapable of being part of something bigger than myself.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Spontaneous Synchronized Dancing in MoviesHow did all these people magically know the same choreography?!
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Steel MagnoliasWarning: You won't be able to stop quoting this movie for the rest of your life.
One Big Happy FamilyA chat with the teenage sisters of a polygamous family, as seen on My Five Wives.
Through Thick and ThinMovies and TV shows about never not being together.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Before They Were StarsThe joys of spotting pre-fame celebrities in commercials and bit parts.
Star CrossingsA scene report and interview with the cast and writer of The Fault in Our Stars.
Friday Playlist: Spring FeverSonic blooms are in season.
Perera Elsewhere: GiddyA premiere of a track from "a private place full of dreams and disappointments."
Friday Playlist: Bombastic AnthemsBig songs to sing very loudly with all your friends.
Sunday Video: CenterA mini-movie for a new song by Quarterbacks.
Lykke Li: No One Ever LovedA first listen to her new song from the Fault in Our Stars soundtrack.
Tigers Jaw: HumWe premiere a rad new video and talk about first loves and Twin Peaks.
Heard It All BeforeSome songs are with you for life, whether you know it or not.
Friday Playlist: Raise Your VoicesProtest songs.
Alice Boman: OverWatch her new video and read about how she got over her shyness and got her music out there.
Radio, RadioIn listening to my favorite stations, I also tuned in to a new sense of self.
Perfect HarmoniesMusic about coming together.
Friday Playlist: Last Day of SchoolListen to these songs and never look back.
Priests: Modern Love/No WeaponA new song and a conversation about identity, femininity, community spaces, and Nicki Minaj.
Theme Song: Fox Atticus Martindale and Anna CollinsMay 2014: "All the Things We Used to Do"
Friday Playlist: In SynchDedicated to the sweet sound of vocal harmonies.
Public Displays of AffectionOur favorite celebrity power couples.
How to Look Like Suzy BishopA Moonrise Kingdom–based DIY for the beautiful explorer in you.
Graduating ClassOur favorite big-screen alums show you how to go out in style.
Tomgirl vs. Girly-BoyThe inside of my closet is as mixed up as the inside of my head.
DIY Cloud ManicurePaint your gray skies blue.
[Citation Needed]Don't believe everything you read...especially if you're reading it online.
The Multiplayer EffectVideo games that are more fun with friends.
Ask a Grown Man: Seth RogenKen Miller (4ever) answers your queries about crushes, weird hats, and where to find good porn.
Damn Girl Ya Look Good: Graduation EditionAdvice on gowns, pink hair, and emphasizing your bod for the big event.
Just WonderingAdvice on hooking up, internet friends, and masturbation.
Oh! You Pretty ThingsAdvice about fine hair, makeup on monolids, and whether beauty actually matters.
Crimes and MisdemeanorsIs it OK to love art by terrible people?
The Night of the Shooting StarsEverything that was happening felt wrong. But I was 15 and obsessed with scoring my first kiss.
Friend CrushMay 2014: Malorie, Emma, and Kaylee.
Don't Mess With Our GirlsA young Nigerian activist and mother's thoughts on the recent kidnappings.
Editor's LetterMay 2014: Together
Mass HysteriaJust a few of the reasons why groups of people freak me out.
Saturday Links: Bring Back Nigeria's Girls EditionPlus a skateboarding model, Ilana Glazer being the best, deep-sea critters, and more.
Saturday Links: The Simpsons Makeup EditionPlus a new Princess Diaries book, thoughts on #bringbackourgirls, amazing poetry, and more.
Saturday Links: Saturday Lynx EditionPlus a charming profile of a game-show host, cultural appropriation thoughts, and INSTAGRAM SHOES.
Saturday Links: M.I.A. Universe EditionPlus a delightful new podcast, Lupita hella laughin', and a really good reading list.
Life's a DragHanging out with three young Bay Area queens.
Saturday Links: Maya Angelou Forever EditionPlus Cara Delevingne on drums, #YesAllWomen, and a very special cover of the Arthur theme song.