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The Storytelling Gap
These aren’t the stories we’re looking for
Here’s What It’s Like To Be On Reality TV For 10 Straight Years
MTV’s Johnny Bananas tells us why he can’t stay away from reality TV’s oldest competition.
We Need Stories of Dystopia Without Apocalypse
Climate change and the human imagination
I Should Be Allowed To Wear A Bathrobe In Public
A humble proposal.
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New Orleans frustrates me and I like it; ‘That ’70s Show’ frustrates me and I don’t.
Two mini-essays strung together — one on the struggle of Yankee northerners to adapt to the languid pace of Southern cities; the other on…
All the Worthwhile Possibilities: Psychogeographic Lessons from Timothy Levitch
A curly-haired bespectacled man in an oversized blazer sings George and Ira Gershwin’s “But Not for Me” to a bus full of tourists with such…
The Revolutionary Hope of George Romero’s ‘Land of the Dead’
It’s less celebrated, but worth revisiting
Happy 10th, Deathly Hallows
Celebrating endings in an era without them
Ted Wilson Reviews the World: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Theories on what to expected from Issa Rae and the squad in season 2.
“It’s called The Alchemist and you should read it.”
If I could have a conversation with my 30 year old self it would go like this:
Why HBO’s ‘Confederate’ Dramatizes Non-Black Privilege in Real Time
Stay tuned! It’s gonna get good
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Bait and Switch: How Apple Created Nintendo’s Best Console
When Shigeru Miyamoto stepped on stage at WWDC 2016, the world collectively gasped: Nintendo had finally relented to the mobile-first world…
Watching ‘Game of Thrones’ as a Christian
Westeros as the Valley of the Shadow of Death
Game of Clones: Is Winter Coming for Star Wars?
Could a “Game of Thrones” style show work in the Star Wars Universe?
Chief, SW Historian
Science Fiction & The Disabled: How The TV Series ‘Killjoys’ Has Broken New Ground
Remember when science fiction on television was fun to watch? If you need a reminder, look no further than the space opera Killjoys.
Rod T Faulkner
‘Lady Macbeth’ Pulls Down the Patriarchy
Florence Pugh gives one of the best performances of the year as a Victorian woman who takes drastic action after being sold into marital…
Unfinished Business: F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Love of the Last Tycoon
Was Fitzgerald’s final novel a masterpiece-in-progress, or an all-out mess?
The Zen Of Thrift Stores
It’s how I meditate.
Men, You Don’t Have To Write “Haha” At The End Of Statements
Advice for men.
When memes go wrong
Confession time: I am an avid meme consumer. I love memes, and my favorite ones tend to fall into the categories of “wholesome,” “absurdist…
How To Come Out On Camera
A good coming-out scene acknowledges that the first time is just that — the first of many.
Malcolm Gaymer X
When I look back on my experience as a Black gay kid, I think of my love of video games as fated. I was always the “different” one, but it…
Jarrod D. King
‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere: It’s All Coming Together
The plots are condensing, the characters are gathering — and winter is here
#TruthBehindThisShot: Sex, Fashion, And Dick Pics — My Life As A Model
I basically sell my body for a living — but not in the way you think. I’m a professional model. That means my entire body is used to…