Interested in international development, social justice, environmentalism, language, and pop culture. Would love to throw all those things into a blender.
Could this be the loneliest kind of music?
What does our musical taste say about us?
Autobiographical Comics about Difficult Writing Lives
The life of a graphic novelist or memoirist doesn’t look easy.
The Appeal of the Hypnotically Dull Novel
Boring is bad, right?
Trying to Be a Perfect Athlete Isn't Worth It
Perfectionism is associated with many psychological problems, including anxiety and depression.
Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the nineties, Alvin Irby wasn’t much of a reader.
Latvia: Europe’s nation of introverts
a kind of social reserve that is very Latvian
What I’ve Learned About Outrage
People | Other Selves
How to cure the eco-anxious
Should we look beyond individual therapy to community activism to help people experiencing eco-anxiety?
Why Do Some Women Like to Watch Guy-on-Guy Porn?
Nearly 40 percent of women who watch guy-on-guy porn are straight.
Recent Comics about Refugee Experiences
Comics are great for tackling difficult human rights issues.
Bringing Up Baby on the Road
It’s clear by now that for women, “having it all”―where “it” encompasses children, a partner, hobbies, a healthy social life, and a thriving career―is a fantasy.
A Harrowing Memoir Illustrates Modern-Day Slavery on Sea and Land
Cambodian artist Vannak Anan Prum has an incredible story to tell ― even before being forced into slavery.
Wedding Gifts for Comic Lovers
Wedding season is in full flush.
Joe Meets Jess
50 Must-Read Books about Modern Englishness
Hari Kunzru writes in The Impressionist, “there is something marvellous about English people. Their lives are structured like pieces of engineering, railway engines or steamers unpacked and bolted together at the heads of new rivers."