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Culture Oct 15

Kevin Durant is on a hot streak

Long vilified on and off the court, this summer Durant has embraced his innate surliness on Twitter.

Culture Oct 14

The baseball field where it’s always 1858

As baseball becomes more unrecognizable under modern rule changes, some are holding onto the past.

Culture Oct 11

What we loved this week: Revisiting a pre-Drake ‘Top Boy,’ the dazzling majesty of Uncle Baby Billy, drinking the good kind of cranberry juice

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of October 7, 2019.

Culture Oct 11

A list of questions won’t help you crack a celebrity

The idea that profiles can provide us real insight is a silly one we should all get over.

Culture Oct 11

AAFU: I begrudge my ex her success

Am I a shitty person if I can’t just be happy for her?

Culture Oct 10

Joke’s on me for seeing this awful movie

‘Joker’ is a spectacularly meaningless film that justifies none of the endless discourse.

Culture Oct 09

The dangerously cheesy collectible Cheetos market

Dozens of “rare Cheetos,” shaped like everything from Donald Trump to a squirrel, are up for sale on eBay. But who’s buying?

Culture Oct 08

Fast Times at Cringemont High

Teen movies aren’t popular anymore. You can blame the power of cringe content for that.

Culture Oct 07

Please like, subscribe, and do not embarrass me

When internet stars cross over into mainstream entertainment, their fans don’t always know how to follow the rules.

Culture Oct 07

‘Succession’ is a shitty show

The HBO show gets compared to Shakespeare because of the power dynamics, but the bodily fluids — the piss, the poop, the cum — are just as important.

Culture Oct 04

What we loved this week: ‘MLB The Show’ is realistic yet fun, ‘Dr. Stone’ shows the power of love and science, Atlantic City rules even if you don’t like gambling

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of September 30, 2019.

Culture Oct 03

My worst job was as a debt collector

A job selling tea ended up puncturing my illusions about the pleasures of city living.

Culture Sep 27

Tomorrow 177: Unsubscribing and thriving

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Culture Sep 27

AAFU: I’m 23 and have nothing to look forward to

What’s the point when the future seems so bad?

Culture Sep 27

What we loved this week: James Ellroy stoked our paranoia, Your Smith soothed us, and peel noodles affected us on a quantum level

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of September 23, 2019.

Culture Sep 26

Eight tons of punk

Facing rising San Francisco rent prices, the world’s largest collection of punk records and the anti-establishment music magazine that safeguards it must find a new home.

Culture Sep 26

We were supposed to be living in pod houses

Introduced in the late ’60s, the Futuro house was shaped like a UFO, contained built-in shag carpet, and could be delivered by helicopter. Unbelievably, it never caught on.

Culture Sep 25

The hairy morals of my childhood

The time-worn link between the body and self-worth, the limited ways in which women are “allowed” to be imperfect — these were ideas that I had touted from a young age.

Culture Sep 23

Next year in the diaspora

How can American Jews comport their faith with Israel’s politics?

Culture Sep 23

Slimy happy people

Inside the Slime Bash, the largest slime convention in the world.