Somehow the world is even more unrecognizable than it was when we last spoke to you in May, for better or worse. At Buzzsaw, we believe in telling the truth, and part of that belief is using the power of the press to explain what it’s like to be alive right now, even if it isn’t always pretty. The Mask Issue is about exposing the inconvenient truths, reckoning with this moment in all its great and terrible glory. From tearing down broken systems to understanding why Britney Spears is trending again, our writers and artists are here to uncover the stories that have been hidden away for far too long. We won’t pretend to have all the answers, but we’re grateful that we have the opportunity to ask the questions.