What we loved this week: Catching up on ‘Final Fantasy VII,’ an early novel of Roberto Bolaño, Grouper’s Liz Harris debuts a new work
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of February 11, 2018.
Roger Stone is only guilty of having fake friends
(And probably a bunch of other stuff too.)
The magical thinking of guys who love logic
Why so many men online love to use “logic” to win an argument, and then disappear before they can find out they're wrong.
The Rock has made a new sport. Thank you, The Rock
‘The Titan Games,’ The Rock’s new physical-feat competition show on NBC, demonstrates to me how badly the world is in need of new sports.
They didn’t have to make Will Smith blue
‘Aladdin’ isn’t faithful to anything but nostalgia, and now we have this overly blue monstrosity.
I can’t tweet for one week and it’s killing me
I can't believe I got put in twitter jail for sharing a good opinion when I have so many bad ones.
Separating the art from the artist isn’t so hard
How do you consume good art from bad men? Easy: in private.
Smash that MF’ing horny button
The LoveSync button, which allows couples to wordlessly express desire, is very easy to laugh at. It’s also probably not worth laughing at.
Damn, it feels good to be a white-collar worker
Twenty years ago, ‘Office Space’ predicted how office workers would use rap to deal with the soul-crushing realities of their job.
The worst possible 2020 candidates
F*ck, marry, kill, vote.
I’ve gone full Apocalypse Dad
My instinct is to prepare for the worst, but maybe the real threat is everything staying precisely the same.
Cell companies lied to their customers about coverage, and the government believed them
The FCC is one step closer to acknowledging they have no idea who does and doesn’t have cell reception in America.
Emotional burnout is fueled by envy
You probably can’t usher in the revolution we need to fix our exhausting reality, but you can definitely log the hell off.
How ‘Russian Doll’ flirts with psychedelic therapy
The show's nod to ketamine is subtle, but the drug underscores the cycle of life, death, and life-changing revelations.
All the sad young literary fakes
Want to sell a book? Start lying.
Tomorrow 150: TikTok and the total creeps
The spirit of Vine is alive... and creepy.
Celebrity beauty is an elaborate fiction
Do the instagram accounts dedicated to pointing out how help us feel better?
What we loved this week: ‘Sex Education’ works out the weird stuff, ‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ is just weird, a gym logo inspires us to do better
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of February 4, 2018.
Time has not been kind to Tiger Woods
He’s a semi-sleazy aging legend who struggles to keep up with a sport that he refashioned in his image. At least Trump likes hanging out with him.
The political case for more free time
Some people are burnt out while others are simply exploited. We can organize around the shared interest of making our free time actually free.