Where Are You Really From

Many people aren’t from one place and are in constant motion. So why must we choose one nationality from a drop-down menu?

Source: Real Life Mag
Published: Mar 29, 2017
Length: 10 minutes (2,503 words)

Terminal Democracy

At airports, ideals of free movement collide with protocols of restriction and privilege. That makes them vital sites of protest.

Source: Real Life Mag
Published: Feb 6, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,281 words)

Camp Dread

The fleeting solace of consuming Melania Trump as camp.

Source: Real Life Mag
Published: Jan 19, 2017
Length: 9 minutes (2,306 words)

Seeing Stars

“It was comforting to think that when we look into the sky we’re seeing the past, since that’s where I wanted to be. ” Alex Ronan on grieving for her brother Mark and finding her place in the universe.

Source: Real Life Mag
Published: Jul 12, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,204 words)

Quick Fix

“I Googled in succession, How to stop thinking about someone, and How to stop missing someone, and How to be so lonely you could eat your own arm. No matter what combination of glum post-break-up sentiments I typed in, the top hit was almost always wikihow.com.”

Source: Real Life Mag
Published: Sep 21, 2016
Length: 10 minutes (2,595 words)

The Babysitters Club

Apps like Seamless and Yelp listen in on our adult lives, then speak to us like children. “We’re in the middle of a decade of post-dignity design, whose dogma is cuteness.”

Source: Real Life Mag
Published: Jul 27, 2016
Length: 12 minutes (3,029 words)