FLOOD: The WORLDZ Issue

Conversations with five cultural influencers and corporate executives who’ll be attending WORLDZ 2018.

PLAYLIST: Advance Base Presents Songs About Animal Companionship

Owen Ashworth doesn’t wanna be your dog, but he wouldn’t mind hearing the song you wrote about your pet.

In Conversation: Michael Azerrad on How Breaking Laws Makes for Better Music Journalism

The “Our Band Could Be Your Life” writer has a new book, “Rock Critic Law,” which lays out 101 of the tropes that lazy music writers can’t seem to help but fall back on over and over. But he isn’t mad—he’s just trying to make writers better. 

Eat to the Beat: How Instagram-Ready Food Goes from Farm to Festival

We got the scoop on this summer’s hottest festival fare straight from the events’ food curators.

There Can Only Be One

Aesop Rock or A$AP Rocky? “The Prestige” (2006) or “The Illusionist” (2006)? Ugh. I can’t put up with this anymore: There can only be one.

Mad Mike’s Guide to Glamping Your Van

The “Pimp My Ride” vet is here to show you how to make the most of your music festival road trip. 

Dear Charlene: “No One Ever Likes Me Back”

Every month, writer and actor Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.

Jessie and Katey’s Art of Noise

Inside the world of the Lollapalooza poster artists.

Her Story Is Ours: Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” Is a Performance to Push Us Forward

The Netflix special is already a comedy hit—but it has a dramatic turn.

A Visit to Tónandi, Sigur Rós’s Virtual World Built on Billion-Dollar Technology

Via the natural collaboration of an LA-based startup and…an iconic Icelandic art-rock band (??), you can now add a surreal layer to the real world.

Todd McFarlane Is Bored with Origin Stories

The comics legend talks the future of the medium, twenty-five years of “Spawn,” and creating an upcoming film with the producers of “Get Out.”

Dear Charlene: “It Feels Like It’s Too Late for Therapy”

Every month, writer and actor Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.

RECAP: FLOOD 8 Launch Party with Roy Choi and DJ Anthony Valadez

In celebration of our eighth print issue, Roy Choi offered up food wisdom for the ages. 

Situating the In-Joke Canvases of Morgan Blair

Between the dregs of Craigslist’s free-stuff listings and “Seinfeld”‘s most obscure moments, there’s always something familiar in the imagery of the NYC-based artist’s work.

The xx Celebrate Bilbao’s Creative Community at Night + Day Festival

Settling into Northern Spain for a week, The xx shined a light on the city’s music, film, and arts scene with a series of shows and parties.

Dear Charlene: “Should I End the Relationship Now?”

Every month, writer and actor Charlene deGuzman answers your questions about love, loss, and loneliness.

Crossing Through the Fire with Sean Penn

The two-time Oscar-winner chats about leaving Hollywood, entering the writing industry, and his debut novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”

Parents, Assimilation, and BET: Jimmy O. Yang Wrote the Book on It

The stand-up comedian and “Silicon Valley” actor discusses his new memoir “How to American” and the life lessons and empathetic tone behind it.

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