Portrait of the artist as a microbial growth
The body contains more microbes than human cells — bioartist Ani Liu wants us to think about that.
Measuring female “agency” is a dumb way to talk about art
Is it feminist? Is IT feminist? Is it FEMINIST?
Finally, American women can reliably get abortion pills in the mail
An interview with Rebecca Gomperts, founder of the group who is now shipping to U.S. addresses.
Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got a passionate hatred for autocracy
Axl Rose’s anti-Trump stance is getting attention now, echoing his past crusade for Chinese democracy.
Netflix might start charging less to stream original movies you’ve never heard of
Netflix contemplates a cheaper streaming tier as Disney+ gets primed to launch.
You have to work out now, I’m sorry I don’t make the rules
In particular, adults have to lift weights or do resistance training twice a week /chugs protein shake
Realistic Pokémon are an affront to God
The ‘Detective Pikachu’ trailer ventures deep into the uncanny valley.
How Hollywood stole ‘The Grinch’
The movie, the latest in a line of soulless adaptations, would probably make the late Dr. Seuss weep.
Paper coffee cups will be the death of us
Coffee shops love the free advertising that disposable cups provide, despite the fact that they’re impossible to recycle.
Glossier wants to be the happiest place on Earth
I went to Glossier’s new “Adult Disneyland” flagship store. It was wild.
What we loved this week: The spookiness of ‘Suspiria,’ Ariana Grande’s graciousness, the downfall of Theranos
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of November 5, 2018.
Tomorrow 139: Blue Midterm Redemption 2
We’re in the wild west.
My iPhone is trying to make me a better person. It won’t work.
Screen Time and other chiding parental features are too effective of a reminder that much of what I believe about myself is a set of (perfectly fine) delusions.
Craigslist Confessional: My childhood hotel hell
“My father was a terrible man who didn’t care for his own blood.”
Vine is back
Byte, a new app from Vine founder Dom Hoffman, launches in the spring.
‘Fearless’ was the last time Taylor Swift could pretend she was normal
Still one of her best albums, it exists as a portrait of the girl next door with eyes on stardom.
23andme wants to toss a live grenade into your family holiday
Bringing a dna test to the dinner table probably won’t go well.
AAFU: My girfriend’s mother wants a store-bought Thanksgiving
I love to cook, how do we convince her not to bring a turkey?
The precipitous rise of the ennui tee
T-shirts featuring political and self-care-minded slogans break from tradition by refusing to declare allegiance to anything at all.
Who shapes the legacies of dead, young rappers?
Posthumous releases from Lil Peep and XXXtentacion seek to cement their artistry, even as their reputations were still in flux when they died.