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Durham, North Carolina, to New York City, September 1, 2014


by Tom Scocca ★★★ Mist gathered on the windshield of the car and trickled up it in the darkness. The wipers swept it clear and it accumulated again.

Is 'Modern Family' Really the Best-Directed Comedy on TV?


On Monday night, Gail Mancuso took home the Emmy for “Outstanding Direction for a Comedy Series” for her work the Modern Family season five episode “Las Vegas.” This was Mancuso’s second win in a row and the show’s fourth win in a row in this category.

Brooklyn's New Colonial Frontier


by Samantha Maldonado Colony 1209 is a luxury apartment complex located at 1209 Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Dress Your Family In Your Lover's Shoes


I was asleep on the overnight train from Carbondale to Chicago, dreaming about snuggling with my boyfriend, Sam.

When a Man Grabs You on the Subway and Tries to Drag You Down a Flight of Stairs

by Matthew J.X. Malady People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, developer and editor Nozlee Samadzadeh tells us more about being assaulted by some jerk while exiting the subway station.

Fall Preview


by Alex Balk Autumn will start off with a series of false beginnings and vague feelings of dislocation as summer lingers longer than everyone expects, even though summer here always easily extends into the end of September and sometimes beyond.

The Teen Secrets of Immortality

by John Herrman "Supposedly born on August 31, 1887–the year Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee–she has attributed her long life to eating well, snacking on chocolate, sleeping for days on end and never getting married, according to her family." 0 Comments The post The Teen Secrets of Immo

Family Purged

by John Herrman Hmm: This is an incredibly exciting time for all of us in media. The Washington Post is a crown jewel, exemplifying the finest in editorial quality and journalistic values.

We Can Be the Generation That Ends Smoking

by Awl Sponsors 0 Comments The post We Can Be the Generation That Ends Smoking appeared first on The Awl.

Memes and Misogynoir


by Lauren Jackson On April 7, 2012, a fire broke out at the Chateau Deville Apartments, a complex located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The Most Correct Way to Grill Vegetables on a Stick


by Dan Nosowitz In a few days, grills will be ceremonially set ablaze for Labor Day (“it’s the end of summer,” we’ll say, even though the first three weeks of September are still summer, technically and temperamentally).

The Most Correct Way to Grill Vegetables on a Stick


by Dan Nosowitz In a few days, grills will be ceremonially set ablaze for Labor Day (“it’s the end of summer,” we’ll say, even though the first three weeks of September are still summer, technically and temperamentally).

Persona La Ave, "We Are"

by John Herrman RELATION / TEMPATION by PERSONA LA AVEJust one of a small handful of standout tracks on Persona La Ave's warbly, synth-driven twin EPs, out this week.

Persona La Ave, "We Are"

by John Herrman RELATION / TEMPATION by PERSONA LA AVEJust one of a small handful of standout tracks on Persona La Ave's warbly, synth-driven twin EPs, out this week.

This Week in Lines


by Jake Gallagher 10:04 am Tuesday, August 26th — La Colombe Torrefaction Location: Church Street and Lispenard Street Length: Eleven people Weather: 75 and mostly sunny Crowd: Late risers with enviable office hours Mood: Pre-amped Wait time: Six-to-eight minutes Lingering question: if you're getting your morning coffee after ten in the morning, what time do you have to be at your desk by?

TITLE SHOTS : Conor McGregor

by Awl Sponsors In the video above, Fightland teams up with Sailor Jerry to explore Venice Beach with Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor to learn how his obsession with movement has shaped his fighting style.

New York City, August 27, 2014


by Tom Scocca ★★★ It was not hot yet on the way to nine in the morning, over wet, newly washed sidewalks.

A Poem by Debora Kuan

by Mark Bibbins, Editor Mantra My husband didn’t like his mantra. “Shirim” or “Shring” or “Schwing,” something to that effect.

A Poem by Deborah Kuan

by Mark Bibbins, Editor Mantra My husband didn’t like his mantra. “Shirim” or “Shring” or “Schwing,” something to that effect.

An Awl Programming Note

by The Awl Do not adjust your feeds; they are working correctly. Rather than let pieces trickle out over the next couple of days while we sit by a pool or alone on a mountaintop and try to pretend that our lives, like the summer, are not rapidly collapsing into a single point of nothingness, we are trying an experiment in which we publish all of the day's stories at once.


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