3 Burning Man Questions

I am currently on my way to Burning Man for the first time but, that doesn’t mean I fully understand what the hell Burning Man is. I know people go to the desert. I know they probably do some weird stuff there. What do they do though? Why do they do it?… [Read More]

28 Out of Context Carly Rae Jepsen Lyrics You Should Text Someone Tonight

28. Somewhere out there someone is breathing 27. Drink tequila for me babe 26. This emotion, I feel it, this emotion, you feel it 25. I saw myself tonight 24. Late night watching television, but how’d we get in this position? 23. It’s too late for us and there’s no… [Read More]

How to Enjoy The Bachelor Without Actually Watching It

For reasons I don’t understand and never care to, Bachelor in Paradise and all other iterations of the show have taken over every social circle on the planet, leaving it impossible for me engage in the meaningful daily discussions about climate change or, like, Joe Jonas’ Instagram account. Everyone watches… [Read More]

3 Difficult to Conceptualize Reasons to Watch Rick and Morty

Obviously we’re living in a golden age of television. 30 years ago in a world of cheesy-looking apartment living room sets and overly enthusiastic studio audiences, television producers never would have dreamed that the plotlines and characters we consider so casually would grace the small screens in our homes. High… [Read More]

10 Things I Hate About Your Phone

1. There’s these neat things called folders. Have you heard of them? Maybe you haven’t, because judging by the 234 apps you have on 17 separate swipe screens, you are living under a folder-sized rock. Do your thumbs ever get tired from all that swiping? Do you ever have trouble… [Read More]

Email Newsletters Are Having a Moment

There is something decidedly old school about the intention and execution of podcasts—all timbre and narrative and toe-tapping theme songs—but their delivery is far from quaint. I wrote recently about what it feels like to live in a golden age of podcasts. It’s kind of this weird marriage of old… [Read More]

No One Cares if You’re a White Rapper Anymore

I hated the idea of listening to an 8-minute freestyle by a 2015 Eminem, but I’m glad I did. No wonder you scoff at me, it’s still obvious / I’m as off-putting [pudding] as Bill Cosby is.” His bars were crazy. You could tell he was back in his comfort… [Read More]

Open Vs. Closed Social Networks

Almost every website you visit or app you use nowadays is more or less a social network. The comment sections on Complex not only host heated arguments between strangers, but also familiar foes who maintain years-long debates about whether Kimye is good or bad for the US economy. Even when… [Read More]

Outdoor Movies are Dumb

This is an opinion.  A correct one.  In an age of Netflix and video on demand there are limited reasons to watch a movie anywhere but from the comfort of your own home, with a loved one (or alone) while looking at your phone. The only reason to not watch a movie… [Read More]

Different Books Should Be Read in Different Ways

Recommending books is an art that too few people have mastered, because it’s easy to ignore all of the moving pieces involved. Who are you recommending the book to? What are they going through, if anything, in their life right now? Is this book for a vacation, a palette cleanser,… [Read More]

A Story About Fashion Between a Rock and a Hard Place

“My outfit is trash,” I heard from the room behind me. Ellis always said shit like that, passive-finessive shit like that. I turned around to him standing in front of a full-length mirror. Most of the pieces I could make out: a cropped, khaki green Saint Laurent bomber, what I… [Read More]