Cliches

NHL

A Guide to Understanding All the Clichés You'll Hear This NHL Season

Players and commentators have a collection of go-to hockey phrases that they love spewing out. Here's what those nonsense words actually mean.
Kyle Cantlon
10.11.18
Premieres

PREMIERE: Here's The Temper Trap's Latest Anthem "Burn"

The Aussie quartet's latest single's inspiring us to wheel out the all the clichés, damnit.
Kim Taylor Bennett
5.19.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Taylor Swift Gets Interviewed by Ryan Adams and the Singularity Is Complete

Let's "break the internet."
Eric Sundermann
10.19.15
Thinkpieces And Shit

The Indie Rebel Is Just a Hollow Cliché In a Leather Jacket

The “cocky prick” has been a staple character in UK indie for decades, but as guitar bands become politically impotent has the role lost all meaning?
Emma Garland
6.22.15
Stuff

A Psychologist Explains Why People Get Bad Tattoos

Clichéd tattoos are "kind of like a safety blanket to give your life meaning," says Dr. Kirby Farrell.
Jules Suzdaltsev
4.29.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Ben Gibbard Has a Cold

The Death Cab for Cutie frontman sits down to talk 'Kintsugi,' divorce, and the struggles of living as a creative person.
Eric Sundermann
3.26.15
Music

How Fronting a Band Made Me a Better Political Pundit

Did I start a band to escape the pain of being a Republican who defends his views regularly on the internet and TV? Maybe. But I learned that being in a band made me a better pundit, and not just because putting on eyeliner and a black-sequin jacket...
James Poulos
2.28.13