16 Liquid Lipsticks For People Who Hate Liquid Lipstick
Recently, that decision has gotten a bit easier thanks to a few much-needed updates from our favorite brands. No longer are liquid lipsticks drying to the point of crusting off our lips; in fact, many are creamy, silky smooth formulas that can last through an intense makeout session without budging — which is exactly why…
How Friendsgiving season eclipsed Turkey Day
Sara Reinis, a 26-year-old creative strategist at Vox Media, held her first Friendsgiving last year at her apartment in Brooklyn. Between 30 and 40 people showed up to the potluck, multiple of whom brought dishes from the Whole Foods hot bar. The centerpiece? A cake with icing that read, “Gobble gobble, bitch.” “On the spectrum…
As a young Latina staffer, I hid who I was to fit in. Ocasio-Cortez is refusing to do that.
We were dressed up, with ruffles on our socks and bows in our hair, and my mom was shuffling us into a fancy hotel that had invited military families to their New Year’s Eve party. My two younger sisters and I gaped at our surroundings, gibbering in Spanglish, in awe of the nicest place we’d…
The guidebook that helped black Americans travel during segregation
By the mid-20th century, road tripping was an iconic American pastime. A growing middle class meant more people had cars and jobs with paid vacation leave, and Americans used that time to travel with their families to visit sites like Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone National Park. The joy of car travel was…
In Widows, Viola Davis’s heist crew captivates even when the story stumbles
Heist movies are cynical by nature, but even by those standards, Widows — the latest film from Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) — is exceptionally jaded. Whereas other heist films usually traffic in a tone of wry jubilation, or at least a feeling of the thieves having one-upped The Man, Widows ends…