The Outline


Culture Jan 19

The resistance is full of prudes

The Stormy Daniels scandal highlights how we still fail sex workers.

Culture Jan 19

Tig Notaro’s ‘One Mississippi’ should’ve never been cancelled

As Amazon pivots to blockbuster content, it risks losing its most original shows.

Culture Jan 18

Everything you know about cheese is a lie

Americans have never had access to the cheese they deserve.

Culture Jan 18

Tough love, but make it fashion

Tyra Banks is back and she’s still the best.

Culture Jan 18

Against “sure”

The most passive-aggressive affirmative phrase is a thumbs up to your face, and a jerkoff motion behind your back.

Culture Jan 17

Why high-performance gear suits my low energy lifestyle

Thermal leggings are just the thing for rolling out of bed and walking two feet to the kitchen.

Culture Jan 16

Hollywood should have banished Woody Allen decades ago

If the tide is finally turning, it’s only because there’s no benefit to remaining by his side.

Culture Jan 16

How to find a forgotten Vine

The Vine archive is disappearing from the internet, so we’d better move fast.

Culture Jan 16

Life After Vine

Christiana Gilles was on her way to being a Vine star, until the app suddenly shut down. One year later, she’s still finding her creative path.

Culture Jan 15

Tiffany Haddish’s Hollywood

A quick look at the actor-comedian’s rise to bankability and how Hollywood has changed during her ascent.

Culture Jan 12

We believe Tom DeLonge, who quit blink-182 to prove aliens exist

Proof that the truth is out there is more important than pop-punk.

Culture Jan 11

Cupcakke is rap’s raunchiest rapper, and one of its most sensitive

Her new album ‘Ephorize’ is all about the emotional freedom provided by getting it on.

Culture Jan 11

I’m sick of the ‘Stranger Things’ kids selling me stuff

What’s less cute than unearned nostalgia? Unrepentant shilling.

Culture Jan 10

That font you hate is coming back in style

Fontdinerdotcom evokes the ‘50s as you’d like to remember them, not as they really were.

Culture Jan 09

The Spanglish on ‘Riverdale’ is driving me insane

Mija, please.

Culture Jan 08

Why is Will Smith trying to be the next Jake Paul?

More and more mega-celebrities are turning to vlogging.

Culture Jan 08

Americans are pretty ugly when parking their cars

The worst part of driving will never get better.

Culture Jan 08

More than Moonlight: Alex Hibbert is a child actor worth watching

On Showtime’s ‘The Chi,’ Hibbert has a chance to become what young black actors rarely are: a regular.

Culture Jan 05

The perfect pop song that finds special resonance in ‘I, Tonya’

Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” highlights an imperfect movie.

Culture Jan 04

Greece’s old gods are ready for your sacrifice

Hellenism — the ancient religion built around Zeus and his pantheon — was finally recognized by the Greek government in 2017. Here’s what its followers have been up to.