Getting to know the inimitable Matt Diaz.

#RavsWriters: Matthew Joseph Diaz - Native Brooklynite, 'Hamilton' Superfan, Pokemon Sun Aficionado

Welcome to #RavsWriters, an opportunity for you to get to know some of the outstanding human beings who fervently Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   02.1.17   |   SHARE
Seeing as I didn’t have any firm idea of what I wanted the dress to look like, I figured it’d be easier. Ha! Image: Scott Webb/Unsplash.

Becoming Bride: The Dress

A week or so ago I started shopping for a wedding dress, and guess what? Shopping for a wedding dress sucks! Read...
Melissa Petro    |   07.22.16   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
I’ve found that adulting is all the more important when you’re in a shared living situation. Image: Thinkstock.

Why I Never, Ever Want A Roommate Again

I’ve never had any serious issues with past roommates, whether they’ve been friends, family, or someone I found on Craigslist or something. I Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.1.16   |   SHARE
One of my favorite authors once said: “It is so hard to leave — until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” Image: Thinkstock.

5 Things That Happen When You're About To Move Away

I’m uprooting my life to try something new and different in another city in another state. In the time leading up to the actual move, I’ve found that Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   06.22.16   |   SHARE
A new take on buying happiness.

I 'Rented' A Mom For A Day And It Was 100 Times Better Than Therapy

My first thought was: How do you rent a mom? Read...
Caithlin Pena of Your Tango    |   11.27.15   |   SHARE

Selling Out: The Gentrification Of Brooklyn

Folks rail the most against “types.” A white girl with a shaved head living in a non-white neighborhood is a type. She is also a gentrifier. It doesn Read...
Miguel Sabogal    |   06.29.15   |   SHARE

Must Read: The Sunshine Crust Baking Factory

He was sleeping on the roof of ABC No Rio like me and a bunch of other summer campers and transients. It was tent city up there. Read...
Stacy Wakefield    |   05.7.15   |   SHARE

In The Wake Of My Mastectomy, I Got A Tattoo

To the tattoo artist, I was a flesh canvas that she could transform into something beautiful. Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   02.4.15   |   SHARE