Dear God, do I really game that much?
The numbers don’t lie — well, maybe a little, I hope.
Live from New York, it’s Michael Che’s weird fixation with me
My feud with the ‘Saturday Night Live’ head writer has lasted several months all because I said his show was unfunny.
Competitive tennis in the time of climate change
Australia’s bushfires have dramatically affected the quality of play at this year’s Australian Open. What does the future hold?
“Political Eminem” is the most embarrassing Eminem
The rapper’s single “Darkness” tries and fails to end the epidemic of gun violence by telling the story of the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting through the eyes of the shooter.
Is Robert Downey Jr. a good actor?
In the 12 years since he started playing Iron Man, he has made millions of dollars and zero interesting creative choices.
What we loved this week: The recurring comforts of Angel Olsen, the pleasure of a one-and-done fantasy novel, and... Rob Lowe’s autobipography?
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of January 13, 2020.
A Good Place: The zombie-movie website that has become a zombie itself
The Living Dead Movie Reviews keeps the internet of 2007 in a state of suspended animation.
The building blocks of my sanity come from phone Tetris
If I’m going to be addicted to tapping at a screen, it’s probably for the best that I’m playing with blocks.
There are too many Joan Didions
Goodbye to all that (needless comparing to other, vaguely similar writers).
This emperor has no clothes
The new ‘Star Wars’ is a letdown in many ways, but especially how it neuters an all-time classic villain.
Antonio Banderas should win an Oscar for ‘Pain and Glory’
If only it wasn’t for that stupid Joker.
What we loved this week: The madness of ‘After Hours,’ the actual after hours experience of watching ‘Wrestle Kingdom,’ and zoning out to ‘Starcraft II’ on Twitch
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of January 6, 2020.
I love Elizabeth Gilbert, and you can too
Gilbert and her work possess a female power our culture and society are just beginning to recognize.
Working in the restaurant industry will haunt your dreams
Why people still have nightmares about 10-table sections even years after they quit serving.
So long to ‘Star Wars’
The new movies don’t feel the same, and it’s not just because they aren’t as good.
I watched too many videos about cute pigs and now I want to stop eating them
How do I remember to hold the bacon?
The pains of being a picky eater
John Mulaney’s children’s special on Netflix manages to nail the social isolation that comes when kids are too choosy with what they eat.
New Year’s in St. Petersburg
Modern Russia is not as unlike America as the Russiagate conspiracists of MSNBC would have you believe.
What we loved this week: John Mulaney makes a kids’ musical, ‘Dark Waters’ is a must-see in a sad... but... good? way, ‘The Outer Wilds’ is the best time you can have in space
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of December 30, 2019.
In praise of the difficult Jew
In ‘Uncut Gems,’ Adam Sandler plays a more interesting kind of Jew than we typically see on screen.