Marie Kondo’s new show sparks dread
The Japanese lifestyle guru has a new show out on Netflix about the magic of tidying up. But what is she actually advocating for?
One music list to rule them all
What an album-of-the-year mega-spreadsheet tells us about music trends in 2018.
The Christmas music alignment chart
From chaotic naughty to lawful nice.
Finally, a Karl Marx anime
China is producing a cartoon series about the father of communism.
Happy holidays, “thank u, next”
What's a successful pop song without a holiday mash-up?
Japan officially recognizes this year has been a disaster
Every year, Japan has a contest for the best word that summarizes the year’s mood.
“subtle asian traits” is neither subtle nor Asian
An occasionally funny, wildly popular Facebook meme group raises questions about who speaks for the diaspora.
Where will furries go after Tumblr?
Tumblr’s new ban on adult content has the furry community wondering if it should find a new online home.
The 1975 know how long love hurts
“102,” a song that’s evolved over several years, appears on their new record ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.’
Zadie Smith showed me how to believe in the novel
An early encounter with the author sparks a new way to think about fiction.
The internet stinks and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ knows why
We’re all just depressed office workers, handing out our love one like at a time.
When Anne Carson talks, you pay attention
Two days and three lectures with the brilliant poet at the Brooklyn Public Library.
Why BTS is in trouble over a t-shirt
A rare gaffe for the hugely popular band says something about the role of K-pop idols in transnational politics.
Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got a passionate hatred for autocracy
Axl Rose’s anti-Trump stance is getting attention now, echoing his past crusade for Chinese democracy.
Glossier wants to be the happiest place on Earth
I went to Glossier’s new “Adult Disneyland” flagship store. It was wild.
Who shapes the legacies of dead, young rappers?
Posthumous releases from Lil Peep and XXXtentacion seek to cement their artistry, even as their reputations were still in flux when they died.
Every generation gets the devil it deserves
Satan is a totally normal presence in the new ‘Sabrina.’ How did he get there?