The Great Escape

The explosion of escape rooms make total sense in a world mostly without order.

Published: Aug 7, 2019
Length: 20 minutes (5,177 words)

When I Couldn’t Tell the World I Wanted to Transition, I Went to Dressbarn

“Earlier this week, Dressbarn’s parent company announced that it would be closing all 650 locations to focus on more profitable brands, and I’m sad to see my sentimental favorite go. I have bought many dresses since then, but I have a special place in my heart for that particular Dressbarn, in a parking lot between an Olive Garden and a Super Cuts. I look at the store now like I look at my manhood — it was there when I needed it most, but in the end, it couldn’t last. I’m going to miss the place.”

Published: May 23, 2019
Length: 9 minutes (2,300 words)

A Brief History of the Ball Pit

“How the indoor playground became a staple in our safety-obsessed culture.”

Published: Apr 4, 2019
Length: 7 minutes (1,798 words)

The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions.

Health care and medical sponsored content from influencers is growing on Instagram. But is it ethical?

Published: Feb 15, 2019
Length: 18 minutes (4,745 words)

Reconsidering the Jewish American Princess

A feature in which Jamie Lauren Keiles looks at the cultural history of the Jewish American Princess — and her own history of aspiring to be one.

Published: Dec 5, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,886 words)

CBD is Everywhere. But is it a Scam?

An expose on the $350 million CBD industry pointing to the illegality, lack of regulation, and by and large lack of efficacy of everyone’s new favorite anxiety antidote.

Published: Nov 1, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,844 words)