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young adult reservation

why we need more native american writers

A member of the Navajo tribe, I grew up hearing the traditional tales of my people. In these stories were people like me who spoke my language. There were stories of our deities, such as Changing Woman, The Twin Warriors, and the mischievous Coyote, stories of horse riding and sheep butchering, of the stars and…

music

why all lists are garbage

featuring our editor’s picks for album of the year

I don’t watch TV or go on Tumblr, so excuse me if this is mansplaining. But I’ve noticed that it has become common for people who love show “X” or enjoy band “Y” to excitedly describe themselves as “X obsessives” or “Y nerds.” I find this bewildering. To me, “nerd” has always had a very…

Fantastic

fantastic films and where to find them

not necessarily in 2018

Fantastic Films and Where to Find Them: Not Necessarily in 2018 What’s your favorite movie? No, I get it, too broad. How about favorite movie this year? It’s a question I love asking, yet find impossible to answer. Others do too, at least in my experience. There’s the obligatory seven seconds of staring into space,…

travis scott

LATENIGHT

Why Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD Was My Album of the Year

“Rollin rollin rollin got me stargazing—psychedelics got me goin’ crazy.” The much anticipated release of Travis Scott’s 3rd album, ASTROWORLD, was a midsummer holiday to be celebrated with respect. Arizona iced teas, Backwoods rolling papers, and high school half-friends packed into my mom’s minivan. Though we’d barely interacted since college began, the occasion was momentous…

Mariah Carey

Comeback Queen

Mariah Carey Throws Caution to the Wind

The average young person knows exactly three things about Mariah Carey:   (1) She constituted half of the most perplexingly turbulent inter-judge relationship ever to grace American Idol, spending most of its twelfth season picking fights with fellow panelist Nicki Minaj. (This is often cited as foreshadowing for the current Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B…