Japan officially recognizes this year has been a disaster
Every year, Japan has a contest for the best word that summarizes the year’s mood.
“subtle asian traits” is neither subtle nor Asian
An occasionally funny, wildly popular Facebook meme group raises questions about who speaks for the diaspora.
Ice Cube’s going to blow this whole Trump thing wide open
On his new album ‘Everythang’s Corrupt,’ the legendary rapper recasts himself as a member of #TheResistance.
My life with ‘Super Smash Bros.’
For nearly two decades, Nintendo’s fighting game franchise has remained largely the same, allowing it to fit into our lives as necessary.
Tomorrow 142: Tumblr has snapped
Rest in post, Tumblr.
Craigslist Confessional: My girlfriend’s parents made her dump me
“A year into this constant brainwashing, she broke up with me.”
What we loved this week: The zen wisdom of Garry Shandling, eggnog season, Spotify’s year-end data
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of December 10, 2018.
We need a sponsorship model for mental health
AA and NA provide effective support for substance abusers. Those with mental illness could benefit from a similar program.
Where will furries go after Tumblr?
Tumblr’s new ban on adult content has the furry community wondering if it should find a new online home.
AAFU: My housemate’s rude family invaded my home
Can I murder him?
The fascinating face in ‘My Brilliant Friend’
An appreciation of Michele Solara, resident neighborhood bastard.
The 1975 know how long love hurts
“102,” a song that’s evolved over several years, appears on their new record ‘A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.’
I’m ADHD. I’m 34 DD. I’m very confused by this bra ad.
The underwear company ThirdLove says it’s celebrating the whole woman in their ads, but I feel exploited.
Zadie Smith showed me how to believe in the novel
An early encounter with the author sparks a new way to think about fiction.
From Grimes to Elon, with love
The strange experience of listening to Grimes’ new song “We Appreciate Power.”
The internet stinks and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ knows why
We’re all just depressed office workers, handing out our love one like at a time.
‘Patriot Act’ is more of the same
Despite acclaim, Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix talk show reprises the format and liberal politics of its contemporaries.
Chess styles of the rich and despotic
As crazy as it sounds, the way a strong chess player approaches the game can reveal a lot about who they are as a person.
By JJ Lang
‘Jeopardy!’ is the only thing on Netflix worth watching
The cozy, quirky quiz show is the perfect program for the streaming era.
Craigslist Confessional: My anxiety is out of control
“I’d say that I’ve always been a little on the anxious side.”