Posts Tagged: Rookie

Just Chaste Me

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The more first-time stories I heard, the longer I was willing to wait.

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This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent and relevant content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Amy Rose Spiegel

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Amy Rose Spiegel discusses her debut memoir, Action: A Book about Sex, carnal confidence, and the nuances of sex-positivity.

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Advice from Sleater-Kinney

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Being the reigning curators of all things empowering and sweet that they are, the people at Rookie got Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker to act as guest advice gurus on the magazine’s series, “Ask a Grown Woman.” The duo answered questions on coming out, how to turn someone down gently, and first kisses. It’s adorable. […]

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Making Real People into Fiction

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If you have a story that you want to tell, but you’re afraid that someone in your life is going to feel wounded, whether that feeling is justified or not, fair or not, tell it anyway. For Rookie, author Emma Straub gives advice on turning real people into fictional characters, even when it hurts.

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“It’s Always Condescending and Insulting”

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At Rookie, wunderkind Tavi Gevinson’s website for teenage girls, Hazel Cills has a magnificent defense of teenage girls’ taste, which explains why adult male critics are the last people who should be passing judgment on media for young women. When you applaud or critique a young girl’s taste based on how well or badly it aligns […]

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The Juvenilia + Rookie: Exhibition and Pop-Up Shop in LA (8/9-8/11)

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Six years ago, the photography website Flickr allowed a community of young photographers around the world to discover one another’s work. One such friendship developed between Nolan Boomer, editor of the online zine The Juvenilia, and Erica Segovia, staff photographer for Rookie magazine. Inspired by the artistic vision of last summer’s Rookie Road Trip, Nolan and Erica are […]

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“so I took a deep breath and I jumped”

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Roxane Gay isn’t just for adults. Rookie Mag’s online issue, currently themed “Age of Innocence,” just posted the new(ish — the original was published in Prairie Schooner) beautiful story on teenage love and two different “first” times. So far the teen press can’t stop raving: “This is taking me forever to read because it’s so […]

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Feminist Firsts

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Taking us back to her prep school days, Miranda July reveals her first feminist action and the fallout. “I didn’t have a plan beyond this moment. I wasn’t sure anyone would even get it—who and what I was talking about. But they did. Everyone was whispering and soon there was shouting. Boys were forming factions, […]

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