The myth of the “Millennial-friendly city”
Take it from me, the only thing that happens when a bunch of Millennials move to your city is that it will start to suck.
Podcast ads are a very hot media trend right now
Does having someone in your ear telling you about a some start-up actually make you want to sign up for it? No, and it will be at least two years until someone notices.
Dear God, do I really game that much?
The numbers don’t lie — well, maybe a little, I hope.
The dangerous shortcomings of forensic science
Junk forensic science is responsible for putting many innocent people behind bars. Can the field be advanced to prevent this?
Why British food is terrible
It has nothing to do with World War II.
Andrew Yang and the New American Tories
What links celebrity Yang supporters like Dave Chappelle, Rivers Cuomo, and Norm MacDonald?
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.
Roger Scruton helped make things worse
The British philosopher is being widely eulogized as a man of noble mind and generous heart. Hardly.
I’m mad online and I’m going to keep taking it and not log off ever because I love tweeting
There is a kind of catharsis in getting mad online, but it is a hollow form of release.
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.
Brands never say die
Payless ShoeSource is the latest zombie company to reemerge from bankruptcy.
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.
Did Canada really abolish solitary confinement?
Sort of, but they may have replaced it with something worse.
The history of Catholic teaching on abortion isn’t as clear cut as you think
Its position has hardly been “unchangeable” throughout the past two millennia.
There are too many Joan Didions
Goodbye to all that (needless comparing to other, vaguely similar writers).
For whom the ratio trolls
Twitter's new “conversation dynamics” tools will benefit only its most elite users.