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Lorde’s “Perfect Places” Music Video Is Out

  Erica Ho   Less than a minute to read

Because Lorde is perfect, the hook is insane, the perfect riff on every travel trope, a perfect existential representation of your f*cked up life and a clear manifestation of all those deep-seated psychological issues that arise as summer grinds to a halt, because nothing is perfect and never will be AND NO ONE ESCAPES. Basically, completely perfect.

The Other Side: When Tourists Invade My Hometown Every Summer

  Alisha Steindecker   2 minute read
Map Happy has always been about perspectives, and in anticipation of Fourth of July weekend, we’re showcasing a piece from staffer Alisha Steindecker, who is a Hamptons native. After all, the escapes are always a reality for someone else.

A few days ago, a man riding the Hampton Jitney from Manhattan asked me, “People actually live here?” Then he added, smirking, “Wow, what’s that like?”

Find Out What Happens to Illegal Food After It’s Confiscated

  Erica Ho   Less than a minute to read

I think I can see tears in her eyes she pulls out the Spanish salami. In Ellie Scaffa’s own words:

The grinder is great, sometimes I go home with a little bit of mango juice and passion juice on, it’s just having fun, the water’s splashing in your face… but this is what we have to do to protect American agriculture, it’s part of our job.