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Guide to Adulting

So you're graduated and this thing called “adulting” is starting to feel too real and maybe too unfamiliar. But Distraction has got your back. We've come up with some helpful hints you can use in ...

So you're graduated and this thing called “adulting” is starting to feel too real and maybe too unfamiliar. But Dist...

Words from our Past – Staff Reflections (Part 2)

Lexi Williams: Executive Editor, 2014-2016 Assistant Editor, WineSpectator.com I spent my 22nd birthday in the Distraction office, sitting on the floor, eating takeout and editing pages until the we...

Lexi Williams: Executive Editor, 2014-2016 Assistant Editor, WineSpectator.com I spent my 22nd birthday in the Distrac...

Words from our Past – Staff Reflections (Part 1)

Hilary Saunders: Editor-in-Chief, 2009-2010 Managing Editor, No Depression I’ve wanted to be a music journalist since I was a teenager, and I just started a new job as the managing editor of a qua...

Hilary Saunders: Editor-in-Chief, 2009-2010 Managing Editor, No Depression I’ve wanted to be a music journalist sinc...

Distraction is Born

Danielle McNally: Founder & Editor-in-Chief, 2007-2008 I have always loved magazines. When I was in middle school and high school, teen magazines were in their heyday. Seventeen, Teen, YM—I rea...

Danielle McNally: Founder & Editor-in-Chief, 2007-2008 I have always loved magazines. When I was in middle school a...

I AM MY MEDIA

As soon as you walk into a room, you perform a subconscious assessment of every other person there. You look left and right, and you ask yourself: how do I measure up in this setting? Am I the thinnes...

As soon as you walk into a room, you perform a subconscious assessment of every other person there. You look left and ri...

#MSDStrong: Interview with Jack and Jack

Distraction Magazine recently sat down with singers Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky, known as Jack & Jack, backstage ...

It’s On Men Too

He pushes his way through the crowd, brushing sweat-coated arms with everyone he passes and dodging drinks as they spill out of the red cups that seem to have overtaken the dim-lit 10x10 room. The sti...

He pushes his way through the crowd, brushing sweat-coated arms with everyone he passes and dodging drinks as they spill...

Opinion: Why I Marched

My name is Maya Lubarsky and I am a senior at the University of Miami, but I am also a 2014 alum of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. High school isn’t easy for anyone. It is a time when your bo...

My name is Maya Lubarsky and I am a senior at the University of Miami, but I am also a 2014 alum of Marjory Stoneman Dou...

Fiction: Words

For Sam Monachopsis (n.) The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place. Monachopsis is ...

For Sam Monachopsis (n.) The subtle but persistent feeling of being out of place. Monachopsis is that sinking feeling...

Drag Race

It took hours of holding his face just inches from the mirror to fully transform into his other self – into her – but, in every way imaginable, it was worth it. Once the transformation is complete...

It took hours of holding his face just inches from the mirror to fully transform into his other self – into her – bu...