Hilary Pollack

bubble tea lord and quesadilla enthusiast


This Green Mac 'n' Cheese Is Depression Food Done Right

Tired of cooking, but still got enough will to live to boil some pasta? Make this.
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This Is the Best Banana Bread Recipe in the World, and I Will Explain Why

You don't need a stinkin' sourdough starter. You just need some old bananas and a bunch of stuff you probably already have in your pantry.
Hilary Pollack

The Gossip-Packed Groupie Memoir 'Dirty Rocker Boys' Is Juicier Than the Tabloids

If you want to know what it was like to be dumped for Pamela Anderson or give 19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio a blowjob, here's the book for you.
Hilary Pollack

If You Like Teen Drama and Hot Aliens, 'Roswell'

Pod people, interspecies makeouts, and Dave Matthews Band are just a few of the things that make this late 90s teen drama a perfect quarantine watch.
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Music Op-Ed

The New 'Reply All' Episode About a Lost 90s Song Is Making Listeners Cry

The latest episode of the popular Gimlet podcast is a masterful meditation on the nature of memory and the quirks of late-90s pop-rock.
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music news

Coachella Will Likely Be Postponed Until October

Officials are in the final stages of deciding what to do about the festival amid concerns about coronavirus, according to Billboard.
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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.
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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.
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The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is a Masterpiece

The agony and ecstasy of the inescapable sandwich.
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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'?
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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

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