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.

Announcing FLOOD 8, Available Now for Purchase and Free Download

Our latest print edition is our first-ever double issue, featuring four cover stories—on Jack White, Courtney Barnett, Roy Choi (in conversation with Portugal. The Man), and Kate Berlant and John Early.

Soul Food: A Meeting on the Fringe with Roy Choi and Portugal. The Man

On a rainy day in Watts, Los Angeles, John Gourley and Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man joined their friend Roy Choi at his restaurant LocoL for a bite to eat—and made plans to save the world.

An American in Osaka: How Traveling in Japan Helped Me Fall in Love with Jazz Again

Amongst the chaos of its busy cities, Japan has been quietly preserving and perpetuating a loyal jazz culture for decades. For an American, it makes visiting feel like going home.

Dear Charlene: “They Stopped Texting Me Back”

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

Is Everything Awesome? A Philosophical Inquiry with Nick Riggle

The author and philosopher (and former professional inline skater) tells us what it is to be awesome, and how to live with the power of awesomeness inside you. 

I Always Wanted to Eat Like a Tenenbaum: Celebrating Wes Anderson at Chicago’s Elizabeth Restaurant

The moment the Life Aquatic–inspired dish is delivered, Sigur Rós’ “Starálfur” begins playing.

Shepard Fairey’s Way Up

Following one of his largest-ever solo shows, the street art icon reflects on how he got here.

Hyper-Girlish Sci-Fi and Trump Parallels in Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time”

Long before it became a Disney blockbuster, “A Wrinkle in Time” was a book—and Meg Murry a heroine—familiar to brainy girls the world over.

LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Air + Style 2018

In its fourth year, Shaun White’s music and boarding festival brings the Winter Olympics to Downtown LA.

Best Supporting Inanimate Objects 2018

You know who the unsung heroes are? Those inanimate objects who aid actors and directors in their quest to make us feel something.

This Exhibit Goes to Eleven: A Walk Through Reykjavík’s Punk Museum

The Icelandic Punk Museum features a sizable collection of Nordic punk history dating from the late ’70s to early ’90s.

Things Called “Arm and Hammer,” Ranked

Counting off five Hammers that are just so hyped.

Lived Through That: A Conversation with Hole’s Patty Schemel

The iconic grunge drummer talks about her recent memoir, “Hit So Hard,” and the turbulent years of sex, drugs, and loss that inspired it.

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