Tomorrow 151: The cult of AI
You will bow before the power of our deepfake overlords.
What we loved this week: Catching up on ‘Final Fantasy VII,’ an early novel of Roberto Bolaño, Grouper’s Liz Harris debuts a new work
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of February 11, 2018.
The magical thinking of guys who love logic
Why so many men online love to use “logic” to win an argument, and then disappear before they can find out they're wrong.
The Rock has made a new sport. Thank you, The Rock
‘The Titan Games,’ The Rock’s new physical-feat competition show on NBC, demonstrates to me how badly the world is in need of new sports.
They didn’t have to make Will Smith blue
‘Aladdin’ isn’t faithful to anything but nostalgia, and now we have this overly blue monstrosity.
Separating the art from the artist isn’t so hard
How do you consume good art from bad men? Easy: in private.
Smash that MF’ing horny button
The LoveSync button, which allows couples to wordlessly express desire, is very easy to laugh at. It’s also probably not worth laughing at.
Damn, it feels good to be a white-collar worker
Twenty years ago, ‘Office Space’ predicted how office workers would use rap to deal with the soul-crushing realities of their job.
How ‘Russian Doll’ flirts with psychedelic therapy
The show's nod to ketamine is subtle, but the drug underscores the cycle of life, death, and life-changing revelations.
All the sad young literary fakes
Want to sell a book? Start lying.
Tomorrow 150: TikTok and the total creeps
The spirit of Vine is alive... and creepy.
What we loved this week: ‘Sex Education’ works out the weird stuff, ‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ is just weird, a gym logo inspires us to do better
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of February 4, 2018.
Time has not been kind to Tiger Woods
He’s a semi-sleazy aging legend who struggles to keep up with a sport that he refashioned in his image. At least Trump likes hanging out with him.
Why are the streaming giant’s Twitter accounts so perpetually horny?
AAFU: How do I date after divorce?
My new relationship seems great, but I keep thinking I will make the same mistakes again.
How do you tell what words mean?
An interview with the academics behind ‘Keywords for Today,’ a book exploring the myriad definitions and contexts behind the most important words of the day.
Memphis Bleek is the greatest professional sidekick in hip-hop history
Jay Z has spent literally decades treating Memphis Bleek the way Donald Trump treats basically everybody.
Welcome to the Cinema of Smells, where movies are a different kind of cheesy
Artist Wolfgang Georgsdorf wants us to think about smell as an artistic experience. His big invention just might do the trick.
Ted Bundy would be thrilled to know we’re still talking about him
The 30th anniversary of the serial killer’s death has brought an overwhelming amount of coverage as a new generation considers his crimes.
What we loved this week: Exploring the death of Gianni Versace, the rich kid adventures in ‘Prep,’ Adam Johnson’s literary fatalism
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of January 28, 2018.