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Culture Apr 20

Out West Season 2, episode 0: Everyone is a host

Westworld is back this week. Get ready to get weird.

 
Culture Apr 20

What’s in a name like “Cannatonic”?

Weed strain names may be bogus, but the entire industry is a mess — a problem for consumers who want to know what they’re buying.

Culture Apr 20

The compelling rage of David Feinberg

The writer and AIDS activist refused a tidy narrative, even in the face of death.

Culture Apr 19

The dating site for Kanye West fans is live

No Taylor Swift fans allowed.

Culture Apr 19

Music festivals are the corporate dystopia we deserve

Coachella allows us to purchase tickets to our own subjugation.

Culture Apr 19

World Dispatch: Hell is empty and all the devils are creating Westworld fan theories

Paris Martineau talks to the people behind the avatars on r/westworld.

Culture Apr 18

Dear Fuck-Up: I behaved poorly and now I feel bad

A note regarding acceptable behavior

Culture Apr 18

Why did the military love R. Lee Ermey so much?

Upon his death, his turn as a gruff drill sergeant in ‘Full Metal Jacket’ was celebrated uncritically by the state.

Culture Apr 18

A short timeline of Starbucks’ fraught history with race

The coffee store you can find everywhere has long dealt with accusations of racism and discrimination.

Culture Apr 18

World Dispatch: How ’90s kids expressed themselves online

Before Instagram, there was this chat server where you could be whatever you wanted. Today on the Outline World Dispatch, we log in.

Culture Apr 17

This year’s hottest cultural trend is flip phones

Take your $600 smartphone and throw it straight in the trash.

Culture Apr 17

The rise of the ambient video game

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ and its contemporaries are sensory soothing software several decades in the making.

Culture Apr 16

Kendrick Lamar just made Pulitzer history

Try being humble about that.

Culture Apr 16

Kanye West has mastered Twitter like nobody else

The legendary artist jerks us around on social media, and everybody loves it.

Culture Apr 16

World Dispatch: More than stunts

The NFL is in the news, and it’s not for something awful. We explain why on the Outline World Dispatch.

Culture Apr 16

There’s Sprite at the cookout

How the lemon-lime soft drink courted black customers.

Culture Apr 15

More like “United Stathes of America”

At last, it’s Jason Statham’s time to shine.

Culture Apr 14

Rest in peace to Art Bell, the man who made the paranormal normal

The iconic host of ‘Coast to Coast A.M.’ died on Friday the 13th.

Culture Apr 14

What we loved this week

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of April 9, 2018.

Culture Apr 14

Do you want to see Jony Ive with his head up his own ass?

Send your thank-you notes to Richard Turley and Volkskrant Magazine.