I pulled up to find you standing there wearing the biggest sunglasses. You’d asked me to meet you at Planned Parenthood.
The days of film projectionists sitting in darkened booths switching reels are in the past—almost. Meet Carolyn Funk, in 3-2-1…
The founder of the all-women’s national climbing community and founder of the Women’s Climbing Festival, Shelma Jun chats with AWT just after Outdoor called her one of the 40 inspiring women of the year, and just as she launches a new media collective.
Wo/men’s Work, Bicycle Mechanic aka “Wrench”: For Marcy Cruthirds, a bike shop manager, every day starts with a ride.
Wo/men’s Work, Fuels Operator: Hannah Jane Valian has spent three seasons working as a fuels operator at the largest of the Antarctic research facilities.
Does my experience of a thing have distinct characteristics, does it tap an essence universally understood? The taste of red wine, that is a typical example of qualia. What is the taste of red wine?
Basic, simple, minimal, elegant—behind these catalogue descriptors is a culture in retreat. Too many choices, too much opportunity, too much pressure to create individuality through style has led to a trend of minimalist fashion. Marni Chan takes apart the stark aesthetics of contemporary dress to reveal the social discomfort born from abundance.
While a tenet of minimalist philosophy is awareness—the removal of all but the essential in order to fully appreciate an object, a food, a garment—this makes its opposite equally true. Minimalism is a throttle on pleasure, a restriction of life. A spiritual starvation. Jessica Gross examines two sides of the minimalist approach.
What is minimalism in the context of a relationship? Can the phrase “I’m sorry” be delivered without associations, expectations, and interpretations overwhelming its intent? Sarah Gerard explores the complex process of offering a simple apology.