What we loved this week: Quelle Chris made us smile, Eve Babitz made us appreciate Los Angeles, and dish racks made us do dishes
Here’s what got us through the week of May 20, 2019.
Here’s why it’s so hard for small businesses to sell CBD
Payment startups have policies against selling hemp-derived products, but larger retailers are allowed to slide while smaller ones get their service pulled.
EatWith wants to reconnect you with your neighbors by sharing a meal together
Reconnecting with an old neighborhood might be as simple as having a meal with strangers.
A punk academic helps you justify your love for Madonna’s music videos
Ryann Donnelly’s book ‘Justify My Love’ offers radical interpretations of music videos from Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, and more.
At last, an honest true crime podcast
The new season of the true crime parody ‘A Very Fatal Murder’ goes out of its way to remind the listener that every narrative podcast is ultimately about its host’s ego.
Would Marx beat Engels at Fortnite?
‘Marx at the Arcade: Consoles, Controllers, and Class Struggle’ is a new, sociological investigation of how videogames and gaming fit into contemporary capitalism.
Taking back Sunday
With the finale of ‘Game of Thrones,’ our long night of TV viewing has finally ended.
Australia’s prime minister has a pants-shitting problem
Did the right-wing leader really poo all over himself at a suburban McDonald’s in 1997? Search your heart and you will know it’s true.
The cancer capital of America
Eastern Kentucky is poor, remote, and inadequately serviced, and those factors have led to alarming rates of cancer in the area.
I’m Upset: I am a god damn adult I should not be dealing with acne
I was told zits are for teenagers. This was a lie.
I never want to go “inside” another television episode again
The only thing more disappointing than the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ was having to learn what the creators thought about it.
Finally, the nostalgia industry has come for something I love
The ‘Final Fantasy VII’ remake threatens to turn me into one of those awful guys who complains about my childhood being ruined.
Not ‘The Onion’: People actually think ‘The Onion’ helped Joe Biden become cool
It’s an easy story to believe, but the truth isn’t so neat.
I’m terrified of parenting in the anti-vaxxer age
Anti-vaccine propaganda isn’t just harmful to children. It threatens to erode our entire sense of community.
One small step for man, one giant leap for billionaires
Jeff Bezos’s dream of colonizing outer space sounds cool until you consider that he’ll send us all up there to work for him.
Tomorrow 162: Daenerys, interrupted
She snapped on this one.
Having two dogs at once is way harder than having one dog twice
Will our next president be Bill de Blasioon?
Remembering a special moment in history.
What we loved this week: The story of Wu-Tang, Tierra Whack goes hard on ‘Tim Westwood,’ Sally Rooney lives up to the hype
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of May 13, 2019.
A Good Place: The YouTube mortician who taught me not to fear death
What do we say to the God of death? “Interesting, tell me more.”