The Plastic Issue

Stacked Deck: The True Costs of Breast Implants

More and more women believe their implants are causing them harm—and they’re determined to have them removed.

Ready For Those Jellies: The Shoe That Became Both Cheap Luxury and Status Symbol

It’s disheartening to watch the young folks who popularize apparel being excluded from the very trends they helped start. Read more »

“Catfish” Still Has Lessons To Teach Us

There’s no better time than quarantine to really understand why people end up talking to people for long periods of time without meeting in person. Read more »

Super Saturated: Amina Mucciolo Sits Atop the Rainbow Curve

Amina Mucciolo is many things—a YouTuber, an Instagrammer, a designer, an artist—but through it all, she has remained true to herself.  Read more »

Cerulean Blues: “The Devil Wears Prada” Fashions a Cautionary Tale

Most media outlets still favor the image of equality over doing the real work that true equality would require. Read more »

“The Other Black Girl” Verbalizes the Horror of Workplace Racism

Zakiya Dalila Harris puts a contemporary social lens on the horror her book details. Read more »

No Way Up: Kathy Wang’s “Impostor Syndrome” Is a Tech World Satire

The book externalizes the ethical issues confronting tech. Read more »

“Death, Sex & Money” Offers a Masterclass in Hard Conversations

What is achieved when you try to have these uncomfortable conversations with people in your life? Read more »