Allison P. Davis, The Cut

Allison P. Davis

The Cut

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Recent articles by Allison:

Meghan of Montecito

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has left the British monarchy behind. Harry’s found a polo team in Santa Barbara. Archie and Lilibet are doing great. Now she’s ready for her own next act. → Read More

Allison P. Davis: My Tinder Decade

How did a dating app become my longest running relationship? I first downloaded Tinder in the spring of 2013, writes Allison P. Davis. Tinder turns ten in September, and I’m still swiping. → Read More

When Sex Was Bad for You (and You Wanted It Anyway)

Erotic thrillers are dead, but the conversations they started aren’t even close to climax. → Read More

A Vibe Shift Is Coming

A vibe shift is the catchy but sort of too-cool term for a relatively simple idea: In the culture, sometimes things change, and a once-dominant social wavelength starts to feel dated. But not everyone survives the vibe shift. → Read More

Can You Goop Your Way to Better Orgasms?

No matter how you feel about Gwyneth Paltrow and the Goop-ification of sexual wellness, it’s only becoming more inescapable with Netflix’s season two of ‘Goop Labs — Sex, Love and Goop.’ → Read More

Rachel Lindsay Has No Roses Left to Burn

“I knew my relationship with The Bachelor was over in February 2021, when Chris Harrison showed his true self on national television,” says Rachel Lindsay. “I thought I could change the franchise from within. Until I realized I was their token.” → Read More

The Real Zola

Five years after she lit up Twitter with her tale of a strip-club road trip gone awry, A’ziah “Zola” King’s story has become a critically acclaimed movie. Now she’s ready to make it her own again. → Read More

Watching White People

Brittney Cooper, Hunter Harris, Rembert Browne, Allison P. Davis, Shayla Lawson, Tembe Denton-Hurst, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Craig Jenkins on what happens when the people around you are suddenly forced to confront race. → Read More

The End of Kimye’s Wild Ride

Kim Kardashian thought Kanye West was an artistic genius. He wanted to “dip her ass in gold.” The appeal of Kimye was simple. They earned our infatuation because they seemed preternaturally well suited for each other. Now they’re getting a divorce. → Read More

In the Future, You Can Make Out Anywhere

How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect the experience of seeing a movie in a theater? The novelist Brandon Taylor explores the question, concluding that it will never feel the same, and that — with the rise of streaming — it probably should not. → Read More

Living With Karens

Montclair, New Jersey, saw itself as a progressive utopia, until a video of a white woman calling the police on her Black neighbor went viral. Six months later, Susan Schulz and Norrinda Brown Hayat and Fareed Hayat still share a property line. → Read More

You Don’t Know Her

This year, Mariah Carey’s been taking something of a victory lap with a celebration she’s calling MC30. Here, she talks to New York’s Allison P. Davis about her new album “The Rarities” and her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey.” → Read More

An Oral History of a Social-Distancing Birthday Party

Last week, when having a gathering still seemed conceivable, Shanika Gunaratna felt like she had to cancel her 31st birthday party. Unbeknownst to her, her friends decided to pivot to a Google Hangout surprise party. Here’s how they pulled it off. → Read More

‘I’m Not Nice!’

With a second season of Shrill and an eighth of SNL, Aidy Bryant has figured out how to get what she wants. → Read More

‘I’m Not Nice!’

With a second season of Shrill and an eighth of SNL, Aidy Bryant has figured out how to get what she wants. → Read More

Adventures in Liquid Shopping at Nordstrom’s New Flagship

Introducing “Where’s the Party?”, a new column from The Cut’s Allison P. Davis. Did you know you can get plastered at Nordstrom? Read her adventures in liquid shopping at New York’s newest department store, the Nordstrom flagship on 57th Street. → Read More

Cut Cover Story December 2019: Doing Diplo

For the December 2019 Cut cover, Allison P. Davis profiles cowboy-DJ-mogul-dad Diplo. Together they travel from an FXX writers room to a desert music video set, then on to Diplo’s home-slash-studio, and finally to a Jonas Brothers concert. → Read More

Angel Olsen Might Not Let You In

The mercurial musician talks about heartbreak, collaboration, and graveyards near her home in Asheville, North Carolina. → Read More

Kimora Lee Simmons Wants the Revived Baby Phat to Be As Big As Chanel

Baby Phat, the clothing brand Kimora Lee Simmons ran in the early-aughts, was a billion-dollar company built on the lifestyle she embodied. Now, Simmons is relaunching Baby Phat. This time, she wants it to be a heritage brand as big as Chanel. → Read More

The Wild Ride at Babe.Net

The Aziz Ansari controversy was just the beginning of the trouble for the website. → Read More