May 3, 2021Beep, Beep, Beep
A goodbye note from Study Hall staff writer Allegra Hobbs.
March 26, 2021On Twitter, You Can Never Log Off
A year of pandemic-related misery has salted the earth of Media Twitter.
March 11, 2021My Month of Fashion Ghostwriting
For a gig, Chris Erik Thomas was tasked with filing dozens of front-row dispatches from fashion shows in Paris, London, and Milan — all while sitting in their apartment in Berlin.
February 1, 2021Door Knocking Fucking Sucks
Knocking on doors as a local reporter is anxiety-inducing, vulnerable, occasionally terrifying, and necessary.
January 21, 2021Andrew Yang and the New York Test
Yang’s bodega video attempts to game the time-honored tradition of hazing political candidates for their knowledge of the city’s culture.
December 22, 2020What Goes Into Styling a Cover Shoot
Debates over a recent Vanity Fair cover featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez miss the type of capital that is being exchanged.
December 15, 2020Why I Left (Burned CDs All Over) New York
Nostalgia for a dead format.
November 17, 2020Gritty in Paris
Philadelphia’s own “fuzzy eldritch horror” has surprising relevance to the French media landscape.
November 13, 2020Media Worker Fit Watch, Part II
Featuring pantaloons, bolo ties, at least one Sopranos reference, and cats.
October 28, 2020It Happened to Me: I Was a Terrible Party Reporter
In the latest in our series of media memoirs, Allegra Hobbs reflects on being bad at a job you don’t like.