Review

games review

'Astral Chain' Is Missing Everything That Made 'Nier: Automata' Transcendent

On paper, Platinum's latest should impress. In practice, it's a flavorless disappointment.
Austin Walker
8.26.19
Games Reviews

'Telling Lies' Makes the Pursuit of Truth a Powerful Illusion

The developer of 'Her Story' is back with another mystery that'll have you getting out the corkboard and string.
Cameron Kunzelman
8.23.19
we saw this

At The 1975 Live Show, the Internet Isn't Good or Bad – It's Just Here

Sure, being online might lead to our demise. But for now – and especially on stage at The O2 – it might be the most beautiful thing.
Georgie Wright
1.21.19
Essays

James Blake Just Made a Gorgeous Album About Being Happy in Love

His overwhelmingly optimistic fourth album ‘Assume Form’ finds the UK singer-producer coming to terms with life after stability.
Josh Terry
1.18.19
Review

How to Stop the Future Being Cancelled

A posthumous collection of Mark Fisher's unpublished writing shows that the author of 'Capitalist Realism' is more important than ever.
Tom Whyman
12.5.18
Culture

George R.R. Martin's 'Nightflyers' Is an Imaginative, Brutal Gorefest

'Game of Thrones' fans will feel right at home in Syfy's bloody psychological horror show.
Beckett Mufson
12.3.18
At The Movies

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Was Alright, but It Could Have Been... Verrry Niiiiice!

The Queen biopic was better off without Sacha Baron Cohen's gritty vision of frontman Freddie Mercury's life story...... NOT.
Dan Ozzi
10.31.18
Film

'A Star Is Born' Is Bad, Actually

The movie is two hours of anxiety punctuated by the brief ecstasy of Lady Gaga's singing.
Nicole Clark
10.15.18
Essays

Sheck Wes Has His Foot on the World's Neck

BITCH!
Kristin Corry
10.9.18
Essays

Put Some Respect on Noname

The Chicago rapper has always been an exhaustive storyteller—brimming with narrative-driven stanzas that life in Chicago has written for her—but now the story feels like it’s completely hers.
Kristin Corry
9.14.18
Essays

Mac Miller Is at His Lyrical Best on 'Swimming'

The Pittsburgh rapper's new record is about recovery, but he's sharp enough to resist the simple narratives.
Alex Robert Ross
8.8.18
Noisey

Beyoncé and JAY-Z's OTR II Tour Is Voyeurism at Its Best

JAY-Z and Beyoncé are either working through some personal shit, or making it look like they are. It all may be totally contrived, but it's working.
Tshepo Mokoena
6.18.18
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