What we loved this week: Quelle Chris made us smile, Eve Babitz made us appreciate Los Angeles, and dish racks made us do dishes
Here’s what got us through the week of May 20, 2019.
A punk academic helps you justify your love for Madonna’s music videos
Ryann Donnelly’s book ‘Justify My Love’ offers radical interpretations of music videos from Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and more.
At last, an honest true crime podcast
The new season of the true crime parody ‘A Very Fatal Murder’ goes out of its way to remind the listener that every narrative podcast is ultimately about its host’s ego.
Taking back Sunday
With the finale of ‘Game of Thrones,’ our long night of TV viewing has finally ended.
I’m Upset: I am a god damn adult I should not be dealing with acne
I was told zits are for teenagers. This was a lie.
I never want to go “inside” another television episode again
The only thing more disappointing than the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ was having to learn what the creators thought about it.
Not ‘The Onion’: People actually think ‘The Onion’ helped Joe Biden become cool
It’s an easy story to believe, but the truth isn’t so neat.
Tomorrow 162: Daenerys, interrupted
She snapped on this one.
What we loved this week: The story of Wu-Tang, Tierra Whack goes hard on ‘Tim Westwood,’ Sally Rooney lives up to the hype
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of May 13, 2019.
Tom Green is doing just fine
Twenty years since the gross out comic was culturally ubiquitous — and equally reviled — he’s righted his career course and settled into late period bliss.
Horror buffs, meet music nerds
A Q&A with the authors of ‘Blood on Black Wax,’ a new book about the best horror film soundtracks ever made.
Nothing to see at Belgium’s Royal Museum of Central Africa
The museum dedicated to the Belgian rule over the Congo is more notable for what’s not in it.
A supposedly great article I’ll never read the same way again
David Foster Wallace’s journalism is, in many ways, inaccurate. But he’s hardly the only venerated journalist to have made stuff up.
‘Culturesport’ puts 90s rave culture, sci-fi, and anime into a psychedelic blender. The result is cool as hell.
The Kickstarter project is creating a new TV show unlike anything else you’ve seen.
Tomorrow 161: Camping with Pennywise
Sometimes the clown comes back to bite.
What we loved this week: ‘Barry’ is absurdly good, The Mountain Goats are absurdly touching, fancy instant noodles are absurdly delicious
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of May 6, 2019.
Oh no, I’m a Tool fan again
The cult band’s new album is coming this summer, as is all my long-submerged fondness for their whole thing.
This absolute unit helped me forget about Brexit
The Museum of English Rural Life is intentionally calming, if not boring — the opposite of Britain’s embarrassing political situation.
It’s not only men who misunderstand the radical lives of women artists — contemporary feminists do it too.
Finally, a new way to learn that Post Malone is still popular
‘Rolling Stone’ is launching a new rankings chart to compete with ‘Billboard.’ What that means for music listeners is unclear.