critics

Film

We Asked M. Night Shyamalan Fans to Defend Him

“M.Night’s my dealer who occasionally feeds me baking soda instead of the good stuff.”
Noel Ransome
1.23.19
Food

Ligaya Mishan Is a Different Kind of Food Critic

Even beyond her New York Times column that focuses on immigrant foods, Mishan has emerged as an activist voice for Asian-Americans.
Mitchell Kuga
12.3.18
Restaurant Confessionals

As a Chef, I Wish Yelp Didn't Exist

A chef and restaurateur shares why reading online reviews is a maddening experience for many food industry professionals. Just remember, fine dining isn't a fucking community swimming pool.
Anonymous
2.26.18
wine

How Fancy Wine Labels Brainwash You

Whoever said that those obnoxiously poetic wine descriptions don't serve a purpose?
Alex Swerdloff
6.8.17
critics

Valve: Steam Reviews by Players Who Didn't Buy the Game Don't Count

An end to 'drive-by' reviews.
Emanuel Maiberg
3.10.17
Twitter

Elon Musk Critic Sues Tesla, Says Musk’s ‘Agents’ Hacked His Twitter

The move comes after Tesla sued someone for allegedly impersonating the company's CEO in an email.
Joseph Cox
11.4.16
Vice Blog

We Read One-Star Reviews of 'Run Lola Run' to Franka Potente

"I'd rather you felt strongly one way or the other than not at all."
Brian McManus
7.25.16
Art

5 Art Minds You'll Be Hearing About This Year

Shana Nys Dambrot, Angelina Dreem, Yael Lipschutz, Jessica Lynne, and Jerry Saltz give us their projections for the rest of this year.
Tanja M. Laden
2.24.16
VICE vs Video games

How Modern Video Game Coverage Has Reduced Critics to Human Punching Bags

War stories from the frontline of video game journalism, where change was afoot long before the sordid debacle of Gamergate.
Dave Cook
4.13.15
Stuff

The Worst Advertising, Guerrilla Marketing, and Social Media Screwups of November

November was a stupid month for advertising agencies and social media departments the world over.
Mark Copyranter Duffy
11.25.13
Music

Chatting with the Founder of the Polaris Prize

When the Polaris Prize began in 2006, its long list read like a who’s who of obscure new talent only familiar to the most obsessive of Canadian buzz band aficionados. But in the past few years, that trend of discovering young blood has gravitated...
Conrad Sweatman
6.26.13