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Inmates Yelp for help.

What it’s like to never taste falafel, or anything at all.

Obama gives up on a grand unified theory of college ranking systems.

Why no redheads, emotji?

The annual awkwardness of tweeting 9/11.

The Internet and the first-person industrial complex.


Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →