Table of Contents
January 1, 2014Winter Breakdown
January 8, 2014It's a brand-new day.
January 15, 2014All alone together.
January 22, 2014Goodbye, Katherine, and welcome.
January 29, 2014What we talk about when we talk about talking about people.
Blue WinterPhotos from Allyssa's trip upstate.
Bleak HouseScenes from the dreamiest of dystopias.
The Places We GoMaybe I'll stay awhile.
A World AlonePeople met, sights seen, journal entries written, and records collected during Cynthia's solo travels across Indonesia and Lebanon.
Winter WonderlandA little Coney Island magic.
In My Own SkinPerfectly imperfect.
Broken MirrorsCandy canes, jelly beans, and Kool-Aid-colored hair.
Hold Back the NightLet's make this twilight last forever.
This Year's KissesSpreading some love around.
See You LaterOne last look at Vision's background images.
Seasonal RemediesProducts that help dry winter skin stop freaking out and/or flaking off.
Making Magick HappenIt's as real as you believe it is.
An Illustrated Guide to CrystalsA list of semiprecious stones and their (completely unscientific) associated vibes.
How to Embroider a Pillowcase(Or anything, as a matter of fact.)
Sunday Video: How to Do a Rainbow Kick With St. VincentAnnie Clark teaches you some sweet soccer moves.
No Laughing Matter: What Is Happening to Our Teenage Girls?A special report about the state of today's young women, written by an adult man who doesn't know any.
Compulsory EducationI went to law school just to please my parents. It ended up changing my life.
The Normalcy CurseNo matter how hard I tried, I was too well-adjusted to ever be cool.
The Devil in MeEveryone I have ever hated has met an early grave.
Killing Yourself to LiveOn the value of the teenage death wish.
I'll See You in My DreamsIn my sleep, there is still a "we."
Once Was Blind"Full focus" meant more to me than just being able to see.
That's Far Too RavenAvoiding the Tragic Eight Ball of life.
Super Heroine: An Interview With LordeIn which we talk about songwriting, Tumblr, Taylor, Beyoncé, Kanye, Raymond Carver, haircare, clothes, insecurity, crying on planes, and...pretty much everything.
Friday Playlist: Cosmic LoveIt's written in the stars.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: Arctic MonkeysThey’ve always sounded like home to me.
Literally the Best Thing Ever: “Vision of Love”It's really the perfect choice for when you’re alone in your bedroom, seeking catharsis through lip-syncing.
Tink: Fly Away + Hit My LineTwo new songs by one of Chicago's most promising rappers.
Friday Playlist: Ahead of Their TimeTracks by trailblazers.
Circuit des Yeux: LithoniaA dreamy new video and a study in contrasts.
The Haden Triplets: Single Girl, Married GirlA musical premiere with a side order of real-time sisterly dynamics.
Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With the IlluminatiA conspiracy theory never sounded so good.
Sunday Video: LuciusThe premiere of a new video for "Go Home."
Closing TimeA final farewell to 285 Kent, my favorite DIY venue. Words by Amy Rose, photos by Olivia.
***WARNING to anyone sensitive to/bothered by GIFs: There are lots of them in here.***
Tacocat: Crimson WaveA song premiere featuring very menstrual instrumentals, plus a mini Q&A session with the band.
Visual AlbumsMusic that has helped us glimpse greatness. (Including but not limited to Beyoncé.)
Friday Playlist: Future ImperfectWho says you can't dance in dystopia?
Potty Mouth: Black and StudsOn being beginners, sisterhood, and what critics get wrong.
Theme Song: Go Forth, Feminist WarriorsAn original anthem performed by Carrie Brownstein, Kate Nash, MNDR, Tegan and Sara, Tavi, AND SO MANY MORE!!!
Friday Playlist: Eye-OpenersSongs that helped us see things more clearly.
We Overcome HereA scene report from 2013’s International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa.
Gross Things I've Done in the Name of LoveThey were nasty, but they came from the heart. Story by Monika, collages by Emma D.
Sporting LifeLet's go down to the tennis court.
How to Do a Perfect Space Punk FaceA Yohji Yamamoto-inspired makeup DIY to make you look like the most glamorous alien in the universe.
Hero Status: Miuccia PradaA living reminder of why I fell in love with fashion in the first place.
After School SpecialLet's go anywhere or nowhere.
DIY UFO ManicureNails that say "take me to your leader" in the cutest possible way.
Seeing Through ClothesStyle inspiration from ladies who are always one step ahead of the game.
Damn Girl Ya Look GoodAdvice about high-waisted skirts, going blonde, acne medication, and makeup for redheads.
Just WonderingAdvice about class privilege, finding a drummer for your band, and being friends with boys.
Ask a Grown Woman: MNDRThe synth-pop queen gives you advice on friends with benefits, confidence, and embracing your "mushy side."
Friend CrushJanuary 2014: Mary and Kendall
Editor's LetterJanuary 2014: Vision
Literally the Worst Thing Ever: New Year's ResolutionsYou wouldn't use a birth-control method that fails this often. There isn't a birth-control method that fails this often.
Life Skills 301Advanced-level techniques for being a person.
Art for Our SakeIf you're an artist of any kind, you have a lot of power. Wield it well.
Saturday Links: The Very Best of 2013 EditionPlus excitement about NYC's new mayor, this week's internet heroine, and fond New Year's wishes from two of our favorite dudes.
Kids Won't ListenWhy I'm sick of articles about teenage girls written by grown-up men.
Saturday Links: Laverne Cox for President EditionPlus thoughts on cultural appropriation and race, Coachella for dads, and the best Beyoncé tribute you'll ever see.
Saturday Links: CeCe McDonald is FREE! EditionPlus an essay about gender equality by Beyoncé, some rad new music, and comics by Mindy Kaling.
Hero Status: Artemisia GentileschiHer paintings give me the strength to be less shy about my own art.
Saturday Links: Remembering Dr. King EditionPlus early Simpsons sketches, thoughts about ethical journalism, and CANNIBAL RATS.
Protecting Your VisionLet nothing stand in your way.
Be Your Own MuseMilestones to watch for on your personal vision quest.