Essays

tv

HBO's ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ Brutally Skewers Christian Hypocrisy

Anyone who's ever been in a megachurch will easily recognize the stereotypes.
Josh Terry
5 days ago
tv

You Need to Watch 'Lodge 49,' TV's Most Bizarre Show

The show's real joys come from hanging out with its eccentric and empathetic characters.
Josh Terry
8.13.19
Essays

I Hadn't Seen My Addict Father in Years—Then I Ran Into Him on the Street

I spotted my dad hanging out in a sketchy alley in my hometown. He didn't even recognize me when I introduced myself.
Jordan Foisy
8.12.19
Essays

'Succession' Questions the Competence of Powerful White Men

In the season two premiere of the HBO show, we learn that patriarch Logan Roy might be just as clueless as everyone else.
Eric Thurm
8.12.19
Essays

Bon Iver's 'i,i' Is Justin Vernon at His Most Alive

The ambitious fourth LP from the Wisconsin artist's band is the thrilling culmination of his career so far.
Josh Terry
8.9.19
Obituaries

David Berman Knew Exactly How to Find Beauty in Sadness

Across a long career of music, poetry, and visual art, the Silver Jews songwriter married despair and absurdity. Few artists better reflected how complicated it is to be alive.
Brian Coney
8.8.19
Essays

Lil Nas X Played the Chart Game and Won

'Old Town Road' made Billboard Hot 100 history this week, by gaming remixes and boldly going where Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber didn’t.
Gary Suarez
7.30.19
Essays

Chance The Rapper Isn't the Underdog Anymore

His debut album 'The Big Day' is massive and messy, but the Chicago standard-bearer is still having fun.
Josh Terry
7.29.19
Essays

Jack Antonoff Makes a Lot of Music and None of It Is Good

The prolific songwriter and producer's new band Red Hearse is a reminder that most of his music is boring in the same way.
Josh Terry
7.18.19
Opinion

Justin Trudeau’s Half-Assed Response to Trump’s Racist Tweets Isn’t Good Enough

Canadians of colour deserve more than empty platitudes from our leaders.
Jared A. Walker
7.16.19
Essays

What My 64-Year-Old Mom’s First Dance Recital Taught Me About Grief

After my dad died, my mom worried about being alone. Her unexpected new hobby showed me how far we’ve come.
Graham Isador
7.10.19
Internet Exploring

I Was Banned From Twitter for Threatening to Kill Mr. Peanut

To be fair, this wasn't my first time menacing the Planters mascot. Or the second. Or the third.
Luke Taylor
7.8.19
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