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The greatest audiobook of all time is... ‘Battlefield Earth’?
Over 30 years after its initial release, L. Ron Hubbard’s campy sci-fi epic was turned into a two-day movie for your ears.
The lonesome Irishman
Scorsese’s opus shows us the superficiality of anti-Boomer politics and the tragic limitations of the supposed Golden Age.
‘Ghostbusters’ is the future of the culture wars
A new reboot brings the franchise back to its ’80s origins after another reboot failed.
Have I been using my depression as a crutch?
I’ve done a lot of work to feel better, but now I’m afraid to fail.
The worst takes of the 2010s
The past decade had a lot of pieces that should have been left unpublished.
Nice political movement — mind if we co-opt it to sell some shit?
Cringeworthy political ads from companies like Pepsi and Gillette are what happens when an industry seeks organic attention by whatever means necessary.
What we loved this week: The original ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ rules, ‘Trust Exercise’ deserves the acclaim, and... The Outline! No, really
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of December 2, 2019.
This is a post about post-normcore
Post-normcore tells us that our branding defines us, but it also doesn’t, but it also does.
Work should be over when it gets dark
The sun sets at 3:45 p.m. and yet we remain at our offices. Why?
Please, no more serious James Bonds
He’s a sexed-up secret agent with a gun in his pen; we don’t need to learn about his childhood trauma.
It’s time to reconsider the Christmas music canon
Christmas music is boring. With a little imagination, we can make it fun.
By Elliott Sharp
I’m Upset: Do not give me ketchup packets
There are billions of the single-serving condiments in circulation, and all of them are stuffed in your kitchen drawer.
I’ve had enough of the Big Reveal
“Can you believe that [redacted] was actually [redacted] all along?”
How do aliens have sex?
Sure, we wonder because we’re just horny, but envisioning how extraterrestrials do the dirty has allowed generations of writers to expand the parameters of human sexuality.
What we loved this week: George Clooney surprises in ‘The American’, ‘Harry Potter’ is actually good, Lamar Jackson is better than all sports
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of November 25, 2019.
There are no more fashion collaborations left
Can’t anyone just make their own thing anymore?
The riddle of the sphynx cat
How the creepy-looking — but extremely sweet — breed became the trophy pet for the Instagram generation.
You have to follow the recipe
Baking is not a fucking game.
‘Death Stranding’ imagines the eco-horror of our future dystopia
Hideo Kojima’s latest video game is a mindful hiking simulator set in a post-disaster America.