The Outline


Culture Nov 13

Instagram’s rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Shame

Catatonicyouths is probably your favorite musician’s favorite Instagram account.

Culture Nov 08

What we loved this week: ‘The Outer Words’ is truly open-ended, Charles Manson conspiracy theories are too spooky, and ‘Death Stranding’ finally exists

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of November 4, 2019.

Culture Nov 07

You gotta Louvre the Mona Lisa

‘The New York Times’ thinks that the most famous painting in the world sucks and crowds up the Louvre, but that’s the point of the Mona Lisa.

Culture Nov 07

Instagram pets don’t live forever, but their content can

It’s hard to tell adorable hedgehog Mr. Pokee from his replacement, adorable hedgehog Herbee. That’s the point.

Culture Nov 06

Hannibal Buress might be a landlord, but he lives in our heads rent-free

The “Hannibal is a landlord” debacle illustrates the danger of assuming that our favorite celebrities share our politics.

Culture Nov 05

Canon fodder

Please, I am begging you, stop telling me which good books are actually bad.

Culture Nov 05

The joys of aimless driving in video games

Shooting people is boring; sometimes, you’ve just got to hit the open road.

Culture Nov 04

Damon Lindelof can’t stop treating his ‘Watchmen’ interviews like therapy sessions

I am tired of this Earth. These showrunners.

Culture Nov 04

The podcast documenting skateboarding’s history in real time

‘The Nine Club’ captures the essential parts of skateboarding that happen when no one’s riding a board.

Culture Oct 31

I’m Upset: Why do Millennials hate carpet?

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was telling us that hardwood floors were somehow authentic.

Culture Oct 31

Why don’t we eat swans?

We’re not so squeamish about chicken, turkey, pigeon, or goose, but these long-necked beauties have long been off-limits.

Culture Oct 29

What’s happening at Deadspin is a travesty

Fuck Jim Spanfeller and Paul Maidment.

Culture Oct 28

Kanye West has risen — sort of

His Christian rebrand might be suspect, but Kanye’s gospel album actually finds some of the transcendence it promises.

Culture Oct 28

The TikTok school of witchcraft and wizardry

The viral video platform’s witch community practices everything from wry memes to actual spell casting.

Culture Oct 25

Tomorrow 179: Zuck off

How does Mark still have this job?

Culture Oct 25

What we loved this week: ‘Children of Morta’ is a family experience, Alex Cameron explores toxic masculinity, birthday pie > birthday cake

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of October 28, 2019.

Culture Oct 25

I’m Upset: Deadspin’s terrible, horrible, very bad, no good video ads

The new owners say they don’t want to change much. Well, here’s one change that sucks.

Culture Oct 24

AAFU: I have a crush on an artist I’m bankrolling

How do I ask her out without making things weird?

Culture Oct 24

New York, then and now

Between the 1920s and 1940s Percy Loomis Sperr took more than 30,000 photographs of New York City, capturing a city that still shapes the present day.

Culture Oct 23

Let people talk shit in peace

Pedants complain that rudeness ignores logic. That’s the point.