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A Star is Born
Adèle Exarchopoulos shines in the controversial Cannes hit
Blue is the Warmest Color.
Oct 16, 2013
The Aesthete

Keeping New York Weird
Two downtown misfits become the Matt and Trey of off-Broadway.
Jan 17, 2014

Indie Comics to Birth Control: Peter Bagge
Underground comics artist Bagge illustrates the life of reproductive rights pioneer Margaret Sanger.
Oct 11, 2013
Publishers Weekly

A Comic Book for Social Justice: John Lewis
Rep. John Lewis tells the story of the civil rights movement in a new comic book, March.
July 19, 2013
Publishers Weekly

Junior Varsity
Shahed Serajuddin blends art and business to create his new streetwear brand Moss.
July 1, 2013
The Aesthete

The Intuitionist
Artist and filmmaker Terence Nance crafts a visionary love letter for the screen.
May 29, 2013
The Aesthete

Rutu Modan: Family Fictions
Israeli comics artist Modan explores notions of family and identity.
May 25, 2013
Publishers Weekly

Adventures in Feministory: Law Professor Patricia J. Williams Opens Up
On Patricia Williams, race and gender law pioneer.
March 4, 2013
Bitch Magazine

Remembering David
The late gay artist and activist David Wojnarowicz’s biocomic gets a second life.
Jan 4, 2013
Publishers Weekly

Andrew Solomon on finding identity and joy in families defined by difference in ‘Far From the Tree’
The Noonday Demon author is a glowing orb of empathy.
Nov 13, 2012
Capital New York

The Bipolar Cartoonist: Ellen Forney’s ‘Marbles’
The author looks at bipolar disorder through the prism of her own troubled past.
Nov 5, 2012
Publishers Weekly

Materfamilias: Alison Bechdel
Alison Bechdel returns with her most psychological and intimate work yet.
Apr 13, 2012
Publishers Weekly

My Beloved World
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her story with wit and candor.
Jan 15, 2013
Christian Science Monitor

A Chat With Cartoonist Tony Millionaire
“Funerals are really interesting. That’s why I’ve got to go there and get some good jokes.”
Jan 4, 2012
USA Today’s Pop Candy

A Conversation With Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. Jamison talks about undiagnosed mood disorders.
Nov 11, 2011
The Atlantic

Margaret Sanger, Badass Mother Lover
Biographer Professor Jean H. Baker discusses the pioneer reproductive rights activist.
Nov 7, 2011
The Hairpin

Merrill Markoe, Patron Saint of Women in TV Comedy Writing
“I almost always laugh at the combination of incompetence and confidence.”
November 4, 2011
The Hairpin

Patricia Marx on Hazing, The New Yorker, and TV Eyebrows
“The most important thing for a writer is to be distinctive and write something that only she could write.”
Aug 23, 2011
The Hairpin


How to Sound Sexy, According to the Women Who Narrate Audiobook Erotica
Hint: Slow down and make your voice “velvety.”
Nov 1, 2013
NYMag’s The Cut

Can You Make a Living in the Independent Comic World?
Q&A with a young artist and activist on arts education, student debt, and the comics industry.
Nov 26, 2013
The Billfold

5 revelations about The Room (from The Disaster Artist)
Here’s what you don’t know about Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic bad movie.
Oct 2, 2013
Time Out New York

Shrink Tank
A how-to for authors who want to write a killer book synopsis, snag an agent.
October 2013
The Writer

Amazon Discovers New Voices
The publishing giant’s Breakthrough Novel Award showcases diverse debut novelists.
Aug 23, 2013
Publishers Weekly

Aural Sex: The Rise in Audiobook Erotica
Steamy reads go digital.
May 11, 2013
Publishers Weekly

In the Studio with Recorded Books
The art and science of crafting an audiobook.
May 11, 2013
Publishers Weekly

Wattpad Revolutionizes Online Storytelling
Allen Lau’s Wattpad disrupts the publishing industry.
Dec 21, 2012
Publishers Weekly

Gavin Newsom wants social media to reinvent government.
Feb 6, 2013
Christian Science Monitor

How Your Sweet Valley High Gets Made
One straight, male ghostwriter admits, “I had to smoke a lot of weed.”
Aug 8, 2012
The Hairpin

Being Black (as interpreted by nonblack reviewers)
On Baratunde Thurston’s memoir How to Be Black.
Feb 8, 2012
Time Out New York

Sex Advice From Cartoonists
Cartoonists for The New Yorker and more discuss dating and sketchbooks.
Dec 13, 2011


Farm-to-Table in Communities of Color
Youth of color don’t want to “go back to picking cotton.”
April 10, 2013
The Atlantic

Rebecca Burgess’s Fibershed: A Model for a Local Textile Economy
An eco-warrior creates a homespun alternative to fast fashion.
Oct 13, 2011
The Atlantic

Women’s Issues

Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar
Matchar’s book explores the DIY movement through a feminist lens.
May 15, 2013
Christian Science Monitor

The Likability Trap: We Like to Root for the Antihero, But Not the Antiheroine
Why we love Walter White and Tony Soprano but cringe at Amy Jellicoe.
March 7, 2013
Bitch Magazine

The Office and The Feminine Mystique
Pam Halpert’s work/life dilemma? Betty Friedan totally called it.
Feb 21, 2013
Bitch Magazine

What 30 Rock Tells Us About Home Health Workers
Broadly speaking, 30 Rock kind of nails it.
Feb 19, 2013
Bitch Magazine

All-American Girls: Immigrant Parents and Generation Gaps in TV’s New Girl and Ugly Betty
Cece and Betty aren’t your typical second-generation immigrant women.
Feb 14, 2013
Bitch Magazine

Why We Need More Geek Girls Like Willow
Why aren’t there more women in science and tech fields? Hint: sexism.
Feb 5, 2013
Bitch Magazine


Pretty Girls Need Jobs, Too
Hey, let’s not slut-shame young women in so-called pretty girl jobs.
Feb 1, 2013


A Disappearing Delicacy
On ptcha, the Jewish soul food dish that’s going extinct.
Apr 24, 2012


Museum in Antwerp Recalls the Ships That Brought Einstein and Irving Berlin to America
The ocean liners made Jewish migration to the U.S. vast, transformative.
Nov 27, 2013

Enjoy Orlando’s big theme parks, but also take advantage of the fine dining options
Orlando is home to six James Beard award nominees – and a growing foodie movement.
Nov 17, 2013
New York Daily News

Flight delays continue across US after LAX shooting
Would-be travelers are left stranded in airports across the U.S.
Nov 2, 2013

Week-long celebration marks 50th anniversary of March on Washington
Droves will gather at D.C.’s National Mall to commemorate Dr. King and the civil rights movement.
Aug 21, 2013
NBC News

‘East Hampton Idiot Spotter’ mocks elite vacationers
This Hamptons-shaming Facebook page is part road rage and part class war.
July 31, 2013
NBC News

Exceptionally preserved woolly mammoth goes on view
It’s “the best-preserved mammoth in the history of paleontology.”
July 10, 2013

‘World’s largest building’ opens in China
And it’s got an artificial beach.
July 10, 2013
NBC News

Vacation spots prime for gay travel boom
Marriage equality prompts hotels to court the “pink dollar.”
June 30, 2013
NBC News

Summer’s the ideal time to visit Atlantic City — even if you skip the gambling
Where to go and what to do this summer in America’s Favorite Playground. 
June 30, 2013
New York Daily News

Edie Windsor celebrates DOMA ruling at Stonewall
A landmark LGBT decision deserves a landmark celebration.
June 27, 2013
NBC News

Japan’s Yoron Island to host real world Game of LIFE
Yoron Island will host a real-life version of the Milton Bradley board game starting July 20.
June 13, 2013

Infamous Carnival Triumph ready to sail again
The vessel is ready to set sail on a sold-out cruise from its home port of Galveston.
June 13, 2013

Lost Angeles: The L.A. subway, monorails, and airport that could have been
A+D’s upcoming Never Built: Los Angeles exhibit explores the transformative city plans that almost happened—but didn’t.
June 4, 2013

From igloo to castle, five exotic hotels
Book an igloo, tepee, or even a jail cell.
May 23, 2013

Say ‘aloha’ to Hawaii’s best bets
Where does one go in the archipelago?
May 21, 2013

NYC’s new look: One World Trade Center spire scrapes sky
The long-awaited Freedom Tower gets its capstone.
May 2, 2013

Six months after Sandy, Atlantic City is betting on a comeback
Can AC’s big-ticket investments lure tourists back to the shore?
April 27, 2013

After tragedy, Bostonians gather ‘where everybody knows your name’
Boston’s eateries and bars offer brief respite for locals and tourists.
April 17, 2013

Pop-up Hotels Offer Quirky-Chic Accommodations
This sleek canvas tent? Surprise! It’s a hotel.
April 9, 2013

‘Cougar Cruises’ Find Cubs to Love at Sea
What’s special about this love boat? It’s an ageism-free zone.
March 19, 2013


Sex Advice From TV Comedy Writers
Writers for SNL, 2 Broke Girls, and Delocated chat about sex and comedy.
Feb 13, 2012


Talking to Tony Dekker Of Great Lake Swimmers
The Thoreau-like indie folk rocker finds inspiration in Antarctica.
March 16th, 2012
The Awl

A Q&A With Stephin Merritt Of The Magnetic Fields
Literary collaborations, songwriting, and ‘pieds-à-terre.’”
April 2nd, 2012
The Awl

Fiction + Humor

Blanche DuBois Gives You a Tour of Her Company’s Christmas Party
“Why, I barely fit in this old wedding dress that I’m wearing!”
Dec 21, 2009

Advice from the Prettiest Girl in the Office
“Keep plugging away, maintain an open mind, and always look ‘available.’”
May 16th, 2011

Greetings From Sloane-10b
As NYC real estate prices skyrocket, it’s time to head where no gentrifier has gone before – space.
Dec 18, 2013
The Morning News

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge
“To our Filipino readers…”
Little, Brown and Company
Jan 2012