As part of The Awl’s excellent “Fakes” series, Kelly Stout chronicles her life as an “ACOD” (adult child of divorce) in the wake of her parents’ 2011 acrimonious split when she was in her early 20s, and tries to make sense of the lie her parents and family are no longer living.
If the new world of digitally connected sex toys has issues, it isn’t with sex. It’s with privacy, hacking and sextortion.
Elaheh Nozari explores food in the work of Haruki Murakami: how food not only offers comfort and nutrition, but about how what we eat speaks to our emotional state and who we are as people.
When a beverage writer takes a trip to Japan to learn about sochu, she gets lost and learns more about how poor a planner she is.
How Philadelphia Magazine rose while the city’s newspapers floundered and its alt-weekly fell.
Jia Tolentino looks back at the two novels she started but never finished, and what she learned about writing.
On being in a terrible accident and trying to make sense of its narrative.
Celebrities, politicians, musicians, and corporations used to rely on large media organizations to get their message to the public. Platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter has allowed them to bypass this, changing the media landscape.
Revisiting the predictions of an American Online exec in 1995.
Why does the Art World still treat women like second-class citizens? The author draws on her experiences as a female painter coming of age in the ’60s to paint a stark portrait of industry sexism.