Hilary Pollack

bubble tea lord and quesadilla enthusiast

New music

David Hasselhoff Is About to Become a Post-Punk Icon

The former 'Baywatch' star's new album features covers of the Jesus and Mary Chain and Echo and the Bunnymen, as well as members of Ministry and the Cars.
Hilary Pollack
9.24.19
Music In Memoriam

What We Lost When We Lost Daniel Johnston

The songwriter brought outsider sensibilities into his music, childlike weirdness into his art, and an earnestness that we desperately needed into the world at large.
Hilary Pollack
9.12.19
food-features

The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is a Masterpiece

The agony and ecstasy of the inescapable sandwich.
Hilary Pollack
8.21.19
Film

The Disturbing Sci-Fi Sex Scene from 'Splice' Is a Reminder Not to Mess with DNA

Recent research into human-animal hybrids raises the question: Have none of these scientists seen the 2009 film 'Splice'?
Hilary Pollack
8.2.19
Remembering Things

An Ode to ‘On the Beach,’ Neil Young’s Most Beautiful (and Most Depressing) Album

Forty-five years after its release, Young's melancholic search for meaning in a chaotic world feels more relatable than ever.
Hilary Pollack
7.19.19
food-features

Enter Thrash Zone, a Japanese Metal Bar Where 'Extreme Beer' Is Everything

In 2006, there was nowhere in Japan to listen to face-melting riffs while drinking beer that tastes like Hell's bongwater. Then Koichi Katsuki came along.
Hilary Pollack
5.29.19
entertainment-opinion

Céline Dion Is Our Patron Saint of Being Weird as Hell and Loving Yourself Anyway

Céline is so much more than just the Titanic Song Lady. She's a freak like us.
Hilary Pollack
5.21.19
Internet

My Drug of Choice Is This Video of an Opossum Family in Some Lady's Grill

No better thing exists on the internet.
Hilary Pollack
5.6.19
quickies

This Super-Easy Smooshed Potato and Egg Dish Is the Perfect Anytime Food

Naz Deravian of Bottom of the Pot shows us how to make a classic Persian street food that we promise you can master in minutes.
Hilary Pollack
4.19.19
wine

How a Creepy Red Wine Called The Prisoner Became Napa Valley's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'

The 18-year-old cult wine brand's new tasting room has vibrating skeletons, bondage pottery, and some pretty damn good wine, too.
Hilary Pollack
2.26.19
not an ad

Blueberry Morning Is Self-Care You Can Eat for Breakfast

The edge: gone. The mood: lifted.
Hilary Pollack
1.16.19
Drugs

Snack Foods Are Not Crack, and It's Not Cute to Compare Them

Branding that compares gourmet foods to hard drugs makes light of the real impact of addiction and the War on Drugs.
Hilary Pollack
12.5.18
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