The decade in Domino’s
Once a joke, in the ’10s the company became the biggest pizza chain in the world.
What we loved this week: Rewatching ‘The Irishman’ on Netflix, spending Monday night with ‘His Dark Materials’, and Natia The God’s compelling rap
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of December 9, 2019.
A Good Place: The world’s oldest .com domain is now a museum of internet history
Symbolics.com is not a good website, but that might just be the point.
Oh my God, it’s DaBaby
We spent the day with the insanely popular Grammy-nominated rapper in his North Carolina hometown.
The falling price of a TV set is the story of the American economy
A 50-inch TV for $300 comes with some trade-offs.
The old man and the rising seas
Michael Bloomberg wants to be the climate change candidate, but a new generation of climate activists have other ideas.
Charlie Sheen invented never logging off
Fueled by tiger blood and cocaine, Sheen popularized the Twitter-driven meltdown that would propel dozens of celebrities to attention for stupid reasons.
The right’s attempt at pop culture is hilariously wrong
Two new ventures, POPlitics and the Patriot Awards, show the right imagining TV without the liberal bias. It’s very bad.
Trump is not defining antisemitism correctly, says author of antisemitism definition
Trump's executive order doesn't redefine Judaism, but it does something perhaps worse.
Sugar, we’re going down posting
For thousands of teenage girls, the Livejournal community fbr_trash provided an outlet where emo fans could discuss, gossip about, and troll the bands they loved.
Do you have the mental/emotional bandwidth to read this essay?
The “pre-written considerate text message script” should not be a stand-in for true communication, but here we are.
For the love of God, the UK needs to vote Labour
I’m Upset: I have wasted years of my life reading product reviews
Online reviews offer me the hope of making an informed decision, but there are so many of them I can’t make any decisions at all.
The greatest audiobook of all time is... ‘Battlefield Earth’?
Over 30 years after its initial release, L. Ron Hubbard’s campy sci-fi epic was turned into a two-day movie for your ears.
The lonesome Irishman
Scorsese’s opus shows us the superficiality of anti-Boomer politics and the tragic limitations of the supposed Golden Age.
Pete Buttigieg owes us some answers
Candidates should be accountable to student activists, not corporate donors.
‘Ghostbusters’ is the future of the culture wars
A new reboot brings the franchise back to its ’80s origins after another reboot failed.
Have I been using my depression as a crutch?
I’ve done a lot of work to feel better, but now I’m afraid to fail.
The worst takes of the 2010s
The past decade had a lot of pieces that should have been left unpublished.
Nice political movement — mind if we co-opt it to sell some shit?
Cringeworthy political ads from companies like Pepsi and Gillette are what happens when an industry seeks organic attention by whatever means necessary.