Out West Season 2, episode 0: Everyone is a host
Westworld is back this week. Get ready to get weird.
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.
The compelling rage of David Feinberg
The writer and AIDS activist refused a tidy narrative, even in the face of death.
The dating site for Kanye West fans is live
No Taylor Swift fans allowed.
Music festivals are the corporate dystopia we deserve
Coachella allows us to purchase tickets to our own subjugation.
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.
Dear Fuck-Up: I behaved poorly and now I feel bad
A note regarding acceptable behavior
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.
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.
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.
This year’s hottest cultural trend is flip phones
Take your $600 smartphone and throw it straight in the trash.
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.
Kendrick Lamar just made Pulitzer history
Try being humble about that.
Kanye West has mastered Twitter like nobody else
The legendary artist jerks us around on social media, and everybody loves it.
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.
There’s Sprite at the cookout
How the lemon-lime soft drink courted black customers.
More like “United Stathes of America”
At last, it’s Jason Statham’s time to shine.
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.
What we loved this week
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of April 9, 2018.
Do you want to see Jony Ive with his head up his own ass?
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