Shakira Evans (@jodecicry) on Navigating Academia While Black and Finding a Community Online
Shakira Evans is 22, a grad student studying Media and Communications, and a hot mess. This week she talked to me about three of her favorite tweets, plus awards season, seeking community while at a predominantly white college, and the emotions that inspire her to tweet. In lieu of plugs, she’... [Read More]
‘Commuter Barbie’ and the Simple Art of Self-Reflection
Commuter Barbie is social commentary of the most cut-and-dried kind. Creators and young professionals Carina Hsieh and Claudia Arisso took their experiences riding the New York City MTA and created a parody doll in the image of who they saw jockeying for standing room alongside them. It&rs... [Read More]
‘Analyze Phish’ Took a Sharp Turn Towards the Tragic in the Painfully Intense “Hollywood Bowl” Episode
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When I was a guest on Harris Wittels and Scott Aukerman’s Analyze Phish podcast Harris invited me to be part of the gang when they saw Phish perform at the Hollywood Bowl. I wasn’t abl... [Read More]
‘Analyze Phish’ Took a Sharp Turn Towards the Tragic in the Painfully Intense “Hollywood Bowl” Episode
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. When I was a guest on Harris Wittels and Scott Aukerman’s Analyze Phish podcast Harris invited me to be part of the gang when they saw Phish perform at the Hollywood Bowl. I wasn’t abl... [Read More]
That’s the Last Time I Plan an Art Heist on Facebook Events, by Bizzy Coy
Alphonse, Natasha, and Mister Fingers, I write this letter with a heavy heart. I thought we were friends—no, more than friends. Co-conspirators. So I’m shaking my head, wondering why didn’t you come to the art heist I put together on Facebook Events. I know we usually arrange our c... [Read More]
Mary Boo Anderson (@whoismaryboo) Finds Power in Talking About Sensitive Subjects
Mary Boo Anderson is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Her work has been featured in Spy Kids Review, Peach Mag, and Leste among others. She performs around NYC and co-hosts the monthly Cool As Fuck Series at Pete’s Candy Store. You can find her subtweeting the patriarchy @whoisma... [Read More]
‘Freddy Derryl’ and the Best of Character Cringe
I know, I know, I wrote about Josh Ruben recently, but this piece is different, because it’s not just about him. There’s a larger story to Freddy Derryl and how it all came to be. Shot on New Years Eve, 2016, in Ruben’s native Woodstock, New York, the short–which also stars B... [Read More]
‘Freddy Derryl’ and the Best of Character Cringe
I know, I know, I wrote about Josh Ruben recently, but this piece is different, because it’s not just about him. There’s a larger story to Freddy Derryl and how it all came to be. Shot on New Years Eve, 2016, in Ruben’s native Woodstock, New York, the short–which also stars B... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘The Official Handbook of the Bowieverse,’ by Alex Firer and Kenny Keil
Alex Firer has written for The Onion, The Onion News Network, Paste Magazine, Cafe.com and can be seen every fourth Wednesday at the UCB in LA on his Maude Team, The Audacity. He’s fine and his head hurts. Kenny Keil is a writer and artist who has worked for MAD Magazine, Vibe Magazine, a... [Read More]
Alex West (@post_prufrock) on the Freedom to be Genuine on Twitter
Alex West is a millennial, does cancer research, and absolutely loves making friends on the web. Also he would like to be added to The Awl’s Slack channel. In lieu of plugs, he’d like to redirect readers to a friend’s staggering medical bills. This week, West spoke to me about thre... [Read More]