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David Sedaris Is As Awesome As Everybody HopedOne of the greatest writers of our time weighs in on eating buttons and dispensing free condoms.
Whatever Gets You Through the NightStuff to read under the covers, with a flashlight.
January 4, 2012Feeeeeeeeeeelings.
January 11, 2012Habits, old and new.
January 18, 2012Growing pains.
January 25, 2012Things that our diarists are happy about: school, snow, Sofia Coppola, beachside vacations, French boys, Samuel Johnson. Things they are not happy about: flaky boys, homework.
Burn Baby BurnOoh, shiny.
Lonely Hearts ClubGuaranteed to raise a smile.
Playground LoveIn case you weren't sick of school and winter enough already.
This is Goodnight but Not GoodbyeAll the images used in the site's background this month.
When I Get What I WantTwo stories explore the emptiness of desire.
How to Throw a Party When You're BrokeRead this before your next attempt to celebrate.
Midnight Snacks: A TaxonomySophisticated gastronomical musings.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: GlitterIt needed to be said.
Aunt Debbie and Uncle Mitch Go H.A.M.Correspondence from a Cool Aunt and Uncle.
Open All NightIntense conversations happen at 3 AM in front of a plate of cheese fries.
We're Called Survivors Because We're Still HereA few of the things you will walk through on your way to “OK.”
About a BoyWeekends with the Rat Pack.
Look at MeBeing photographed at parties was fun. Until it wasn't.
Me, On DrugsThis is the first of three installments this week that deal with guest authors' relationships to drugs and alcohol.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?At a slumber party, secrets come out—some that you never meant to share.
Mission ControlThe second installment in a short series about girls’ relationships to drugs and alcohol.
Medium CoolThis week we’ve run articles on doing lots of drugs and abstaining from everything. Here’s one about choosing the middle path.
Living After MidnightI kind of love not sleeping, you guys.
How to Not Care What Other People Think of YouI don’t know why I haven’t gotten my own show on the OWN network yet.
If Only Tonight We Could SleepStaying up all night is fun...unless it's against your will. Here, some remedies for insomnia.
In Defense of QuittingI can’t believe Rookie published this! They’re encouraging people not to do well in school!
An Earnest Attempt to Humanize Bullies, Part 4Former bullies talk it out with their victims.
Girl TalkMy voice makes me sound like I'm an airhead, but I'm not.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: InfomercialsA celebration of an unsung goldmine of comedy.
How to Run a Movie MarathonDon't let anyone tell you this isn't a perfectly legitimate use of your time.
The Late ShowsProgramming to keep you company in the wee hours.
An Interview With Sally DraperKiernan Shipka discusses her favorite musicals and being a Mad Men kid.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: LabyrinthI know what would make a good movie! David Bowie singing to a bunch of ugly goblin puppets and a baby!
The Rodarte Guide to Buffy the Vampire SlayerSerious spoiler alert!
Lizzie McGuire Had Real ProblemsA list of fictional characters I will never be as old as.
Friday Playlist: Don't Stop the Funk1970s soul and R&B jams.
So You Know You Can DanceBut these albums guarantee that you actually will.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Effy StonemSongs for a dangerously good time inspired by our favorite bad girl.
A Very Merry BowiemasPhotos by Chrissie; text by Raton Rose, founder of Bowiemas.
Theme Song: Girl Dreams“Winter’s Calling”
Friday Playlist: Adventures in BabysittingWe were gonna put “Bad Babysitter” on here, but it was too dirty.
Last Night (Being) a DJ Saved My LifeHow to play music for a party.
Friday Playlist: Sing Me to SleepTen songs to help you drift off tonight.
First KissEleven years after the fact, Krista interviews the first girl she ever smooched.
An Actually Useful Article About Dressing for a PartyWithout any mention of your body shape or your style personality.
Because You CanHow to be glam every single day.
After HoursSpooky-dreamy photos of an explorer from Eleanor.
Ladies of the NightHow to dress like a rebel runaway, glam-rock groupie, party tart, or disco doll.
Secret Style Icon: Glam Rock GuysWear your hair long, babe. You can’t go wrong.
How to Turn a Pillowcase Into a SkirtIt's surprisingly easy.
Ziggy Played GuitarJamming good with Weird and Gilly.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: SlipsPractical and sexy without being too try-hard-y.
Glitter ShoesA super sparkly DIY.
Blue ThunderWhat goes on between dusk and dawn.
How to Bejewel Your TightsShine on, you crazy diamond-legs.
How to Channel David BowieWe couldn't figure out how to do a tutorial for being immortal, but here are some makeup ideas.
Games That Make You Say, “Oh Hell It’s 5 AM?!?!?”Please don’t tell your parents that we are encouraging you to stay up late playing Mario Kart.
Midnight Game ReleasesA walkthrough.
Go Ask ArfinPorn, crushes, and, yes, talking to boys.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodBig, sexy noses; finding your personal style; WTF is a waterline; and more.
Ask a Grown Man: Paul RuddWhat is the deal with boobs? Can girls and boys ever be "just friends"?
Just WonderingThis is definitely maybe exactly what you need to do.
Friend CrushJanuary 2012: Lauren and Juliana