• The Toxic Issue
    April 2016 #27
    • Dim Young Star Grace Dunham gets real about navigating family, fame, and radical politics. Read the interview in full. Photo: Luis Nieto Dickens.

    • Dregs, lies, and money Poet Jenny Zhang shoots the shit. Read the interview in full.

    • Make LA Crack Again The team behind NAH FAIR in Los Angeles on staying woke when you ain’t never been asleep.

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    Table Of Contents


    Keep Moving Abdu Ali‘s MONGO is aggressive, emotional, spiritually new digital hardcore.

    Ruby april

    Stealth Care by Ruby Brunton

    Taking to the Drink

    Nothing to Booze Ruby Brunton looks at some lessons she’s learned as a social drinker with painful memories.

    April no brow

    No Brow by Jaime Chu

    Telling Stories through Tarot

    “Tarot for Dummies” Jessa Crispin writes this long overdue illustrated guide to storytelling through the deck of chance and fate.

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    Dio Ganhdih
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    Alesia web

    Masque Up by Alesia Pullins

    Setting the Tone

    How to find the shade that fits you, and master the your makeup routine

    How to hurt

    Larissa Pham explores the aesthetics of suffering in our inner and outer worlds

    How to Hurt

    by Larissa Pham


    Raise your hand if you‘ve been fooled by a detox. My esthetician taught me how to fix my skin, and juice had nothing to do with it.

    Betrayed by the Cleanse

    by Victoria Shelton

    Toxic foods

    Poisonous, Toxic, Delicious: Why do we eat these dangerous meals?

    Deadly Delicacies

    by Amanda Arnold

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    21 years after her death, Miranda Leigh took a trip to Selena’s hometown and realized popstar is more famous now than ever.

    Selena’s Last Concert

    by Miranda Leigh

    Trouble baker

    Trouble Baker by trouble baker

    Everybody Rots: Surviving with Scallion Kimchi

    A recipe for scallion kimchi that can melt your face off, if you want it.

    Vintage fair

    “I like my money where I can see it: hanging in my closet.”
    — Carrie Bradshaw

    What Does ‘Thrift’ Even Mean?

    by Ruby Brunton

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    Breakup anthems Petra Collins directs new Carly Rae Jepsen music video “Boy Problems.”

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    Dan Knows Best by Dan Allegretto

    Fucked My Way Up to the Top

    I slept with my boss to get a job. It didn't work out. The rest is still unwritten.

    Burger money

    Burger Money working class hero walks into fast food chain and makes himself a meal.

    Flint liquor store
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    Letters by Tyler Reinhard

    Don’t Drink The Water

    Toxic: When the world starts to die, we start to take it out on ourselves.

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    Grace Dunham
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    This one is for the crazy girls Emotional trap and electro-pop artist EKIM drops her latest EP entitled “Locked Up”.

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    Kylie Jenner does crime The young Jenner’s new lipgloss line ad portrays her as a kind of crime boss.

    Bloom soup maya

    All of contemporary capitalism's byproducts are circulating the globe through the water cycle, from barrier reefs to epic trenches. Here’s how they’re toxic.

    Toxic Soup

    by Maya Weeks

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    Cameos Meet Reek, Lauren and Clare as they share their style icons, beauty routines, and the projects that they are excited about. Catch up with them!


    Graceland hosted a live auction for Elvis memorabilia and, altogether, the objects told a strange story.

    Auction at Graceland

    by Stela Xhiku

    Bernie thing

    Horoscopes by Corina Dross

    April 2016

    Curtain opens on a shadowy figure. They lift their head and let their coat fall open, to reveal that they are THE SUN.

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