• The More Things Change Issue
    January 2015 #12
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    Table Of Contents

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    UPNY Brand Makes First Appearance This Weekend. Contemplate going to their launch sale.

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    Marc Jacobs makes domme-inspired line. Just another example of how all good things are produced in the margins.

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    Culture Roundup for Snowmaggedon. Kid Cudi's queer make out scene, Tilda Swinton licks coats, Adult Mag is getting props from the mainstream.

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    CIA's Alien files and the American fear of the Other. What better way to wait out the snow-pocalypse than by reading through all 140,000 pages.

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    The movie Dope might be our generation's Kids. The film is a coming of age story about geeks surviving and trying to pass amongst the cool kids.

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    Binging on Friends. Get annoyingly nostalgic for a time when codependent 30-something friend groups reigned in a pre-recession New York.


    Catch Up With Culture Roundup. Kid Cudi is the new face of Coach, Lana Del Rey is still sad, Princess Nokia makes "Young Girls" cool, again.

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    How to Dye Your Hair Grey. A few helpful tips of the trade to keep your hair looking fly and feeling as healthy as it can post-process.

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    In the weeks after the non-indictments of Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, I got my first jury duty summons and was selected as a juror. The trial also involved a white defendant and a black victim.

    My Time as an Anti-Carceral Juror

    by Rachel Allen

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    Rapper Big Momma drops “Dentata” and revives the lovable myth of vagina teeth.

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    Culture worth living for this winter. FKA Twigs pays homage to Afrofuturism, Hood By Air’s drone video, and more.

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    Natasha Young tried the “99 Days of Freedom” experiment and started feeling more creative.

    Social Media Spring Cleanse

    by Natasha Young

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    Nicki Minaj slays for Cavalli and Rolling Stone and everywhere else this spring and always.

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    NYPD Slowdown shifts to Broken Windows Crackdown. Here’s what you need to know about what’s gone down in the NYPD slowdown recently.


    Black Women Matter Zine tells the story of 11 black women who were murdered by the police.


    Justin Glawe overheard old white men speak their minds about the ongoing rupture of racial tension in the US.

    Eavesdropping on Middle America

    by Justin Glawe

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    Thurst, a dating app for contrarian queers who are done with OKC, Tinder, and Grindr.

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    Nike is releasing sneakers with power laces in 2015 and we got nostalgic for all the other futuristic sneakers we never bought.

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    Fashion Blogs Run by “Twins” are on the rise.


    While some might say it’s “cuffing season,” many of our friends are dealing with heartbreak this winter. Here are some of their stories.

    Five Stories from Breakup Season

    by Ripley Soprano

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    Feed Me by Anwar Batte

    There’s a Chobani for That

    Welcome to Mask Magazine’s new column, Feed Me, in which we expose funny, fascinating, and freakish social media feeds. First up: weird Chobani flavors.


    Azealia Banks tweeted: descendants of slave traders owe black Americans trillions of dollars.


    #BlackBrunch Disrupts Holy Sunday Ritual for victims of police violence, and other stories of disrupting business as usual.

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    Letters by Hanna Hurr

    Making Better Decisions in 2K15

    When it comes to self-improvement, there’s no stopping point. And this is why we should be really selective about the goals we set for ourselves. Let’s not live our lives in constant fear of bodily deterioration.

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    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    January 2015

    So ends a long, challenging, inspiring, tragic, and eventful year. 2015 begins with Saturn having just moved into Sagittarius, prompting us to reconsider what we believe is possible.

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