Kaleb Horton

Film

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Is the Last Great Monument of the Baby Boomers

The latest installment in the Star Wars franchise is more than just a movie, it's a nostalgia trip meant to be consumed by generations of fans primed to love it. But what about the non-fans?
Kaleb Horton
12.22.15
Travel

I Went Ghost Hunting and Didn't Find Shit

Ghost hunting turns out to have a lot in common with listening to a broken radio.
Kaleb Horton
11.1.15
Film

I Watched Diehard Fans Celebrate Back to the Future Day Where the Movie Was Filmed

An afterthought of a 26-year-old plot detail inspired dozens of people to put on costumes and roam the streets of Los Angeles County.
Kaleb Horton
10.22.15
Music

This Guy Loved Working at Kmart So Much That He Put 56 Hours of Its Muzak Online

In the wreckage of a corporation with numbered days, Mark Davis has inadvertently created an extremely valuable time capsule, allowing us to understand the mundanity of lives that would otherwise be forgotten.
Kaleb Horton
10.13.15
News

Trump in Public: Donald Trump's Pop-Culture Domination Is the Reason He's the GOP Frontrunner

From a sit-down with Colbert to being satirized by 'South Park,' Donald Trump has turned his ability to be a story into a genuine political asset.
Kaleb Horton
9.25.15
Stuff

Stephen Colbert's First Week on 'The Late Show' Proves He's Ready to Be America's Therapist

The new "Late Show" host is firmly in the tradition of Letterman and Carson—with a bit of Conan's goofy irreverence, too.
Kaleb Horton
9.14.15
Stuff

'South Park' Was a Show for the Internet Before the Internet Was a Thing

How a crudely drawn, scatological, and hyper-topical cartoon entering its 19th season endures as Comedy Central's biggest legacy.
Kaleb Horton
9.11.15
Stuff

I Accidentally Fooled Conservative Twitter with a Fake Lena Dunham Quote

I attributed an anti-capitalist line from 19th-century economist Thorstein Veblen to the 28-year-old comedy auteur and writer.
Kaleb Horton
10.6.14
Film

A Legendary ‘Simpsons’ Writer’s Long-Lost TV Pilot Just Got Uploaded to YouTube

John Swartzwelder's 'Pistol Pete' holds up OK, both as an artifact and as a pilot that had potential.
Kaleb Horton
9.20.14