Teo Bugbee, MTV
I'm really into this insane piece about why Blake Lively will forever be the most popular girl in school. She cannot be stopped. 👸🏼
Dan Shaw, The Cut
"Looking back at his work, I’d say that all of Bill’s photographs are actually valentines," writes Shaw, in this move-you-to-tears piece that is essentially a love letter to iconic photographer Bill Cunningham. "They’re how he shows his affection for the people of New York who love and revere him in return."
Will Stephenson, The FADER
Virginia Hefferman wrote a book called Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art, about why the internet is "civilization's greatest masterpiece." This is the interview that proves it's a must-read.
Lawrence Jackson, Harper's Magazine
A long, moving letter from Baltimore about the city's makeup in the midst of the Freddie Gray trials.
Jeff Weiss, The FADER
One of our Summer Issue's cover stars Vince Staples grew up in North Long Beach, California. It was his whole world, but now that he's escaped its grip, he just wants to be a normal 22-year-old guy.
Shane Bauer, Mother Jones
Riot squads, stabbings, beatings, and more. An absolutely terrifying account of what it's like to be a prison guard at a private prison, from a journalist who became a prison guard himself to find out about the inner workings of "an industry that holds 131,000 of the nation's 1.6 million prisoners."
While Donald Trump spouts lies about his "great" moneymaking abilities, our current president has actually been good for the American economy. For POTUS's cover story, the folks at Bloomberg BusinessWeek spoke to President Obama on free trade, bank regulation, and why Malia and Sasha definitely don't have Wall Street in their futures. Plus, gorgeous portraits from former FADER staffer Geordie Wood.