Christmas Presents Are Bad, Actually
Forget to get someone a gift? Let me provide you with after-the-fact justification.
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We live in a world committed to making purchases as easy as possible. But at what cost?
How George Romero’s Progressive Politics Gave Way to 'The Walking Dead's' Nihilism
The legendary director turned the B-movie into a powerful vehicle for societal criticism.
I Spent a Day Trying to Figure Out What People See in 'OK Computer'
My last piece on the album made Radiohead fans deeply, deeply angry.
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Why debt and holiday gifting can be a bad psychological combination
The Spice Girls Saved 90s Pop from Boring Male-Dominated Death
if you boil the 1990s down, leave it to strain and simmer, you’re left with one phrase: "zig-a-zig-ahh."
Is Technology Really Reducing the Amount of Stuff People Own?
Everyone has lost five tons of junk, but is that because tech is more advanced and people are more eco-conscious, or is it just that generation rent is fucked?
Shopping Won't Make You Happy
One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.
Michael Moore Talks Invasion, Revolution, and Why His Latest Film Is His Happiest
The documentarian explains how his movie 'Where to Invade Next' is actually a comedy.
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Alexandra Kleeman's Debut Novel 'You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine' Charts New Dystopian Territory
We met the novelist to talk about Philip K. Dick, roommate dynamics, and gender in paranoid, postmodern-y works.
Here's Why UK Supermarket Sales Are Falling
Food sales are falling at all the major supermarket chains—so what are Britons eating?
Hallowed Be Thy Name Brand: The Religious Consumerism of Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen
Does God want you to be rich and well-fed? Osteen and his disciples say yes, of course!