Jordan Crucchiola, Vulture
Get Out is wild and brilliant, and it may very well spawn a new era of political horror. If you haven't seen it, do it now, and then read this interview with the film's producer Jason Blum, who promises more from director Jordan Peele.
Lakin Starling, The FADER
This week, Trump met with presidents of Historical Black Colleges and Universities, and signed an executive order on HBCUs. Starling spoke with students and graduates about how America continues to fall short with its lack of investment in historically black colleges and universities.
Stuart Heritage, The Guardian
This piece is on what is without a doubt the creepiest reality show concept that has ever been dreamed up: "You enter a room to find eight identical, and identically dressed, people, all of whom fulfill your physical requirements to the letter, and all of whom want to be yours. This is Game of Clones: a show where loads of people who look alike fight for your affections until, presumably, your psyche irreparably breaks from reality and you’re plunged into a world of confusion and despair."
Rebecca Greenfield, Bloomberg
Microdosing is all the rage these days, and it's not just for fans of MDMA or LSD — there's pot, too. "With recreational marijuana now legal in eight states and the District of Columbia," Greenfield wrote, "users have gravitated to low-dose edibles, such as brownies and mints with THC content of less than 5 milligrams — low enough for a manageable high for first-time users. Often, companies market these products to first-time users or those with low tolerances. But weed sellers have found another use case for low-dose edibles: microdosing."
Killian Wright-Jackson, The FADER
On the politics of beauty and industry, and former “Instagram models,” Lira Galore and The Clermont Twins, who are building careers in an industry consumed with white beauty. “Modeling is modeling," said Galore. "I think it’s stupid to try and separate ourselves because we might use Instagram exclusively. [Instagram] is the avenue we have. Other models use it to promote themselves and their brands — why can’t we?”
Nathaniel Penn, GQ
Extremely detrimental to mental health, essentially torture, and not to mention very expensive, solitary confinement is an abomination. Penn spoke with a number of people who've experienced it — together they paint a terrifying picture.
Kyle Paoletta, Real Life
For this piece, Paoletta dove deep into the internet's past, scouring old blogs: "In these particular blogs, present manifestations of a now antiquated form, there is no overbearing Trump presence. No Brexit, no global refugee crisis, no opioid epidemic. The incensed and concerned seem to have mostly migrated to the social internet where the audiences for their opining are readymade."