Features

Big Screen, Big Worms

How these cinematic creatures burrowed their way into our collective nightmares.

Big Worm
Erin Berger

I Am Haunted by Joe's Stupid Little Bookselling Apron

It is more disturbing to me than all the murders

Red Flags
Nicholas Russell
Woman using the DB Method Machine

Consumerism Reports: The $249 Blast to the Ass

Maybe this thing I bought off Instagram will fix me

Take Several Seats
Claire Carusillo

I Don't Know How Anyone Works With Their Sibling

No offense to my brother but I couldn’t hack it

Cain and Abel
Olivia Craighead

Good Fruit Is a Great Gift

Instead of fermented grapes try just grapes.

Post-flower
Tammie Teclemariam

Great Artists Steal

That may make them shitty friends, but nothing more.

Ethics in Fiction
Gretchen Felker-Martin

He's Really Had a Substantial Amount of Time to Die

On James Bond, new and old. With spoilers.

007
Osita Nwanevu

True Crime Is Rotting Our Brains

I would sooner get stabbed again than have someone make a podcast about me

You Shouldn't Have a Favorite Murder
Emma Berquist

Remember When James Cameron Went to the Bottom of the Ocean?

A titanic achievement

Remember When
Olivia Craighead

Talk to Your Doctor. TALK to Your Doctor. Talk to Your DOCTOR.

A healthcare system that does not work in “ordinary” times means no one has a doctor anymore.

Side Effects
Jacob Bacharach

It's Time to Read Ambrose Bierce

The foundational American horror writer is great for Halloween, but also for life

Boo
Nicholas Russell

I Don't Know Who Brandon Blackstock Is but I Wish Him the Worst

Leave Kelly Clarkson alone

Celebrity Divorce Watch
Allie Jones

Identity Fraud

Against using identity as a rhetorical cudgel, even though it’s very effective

For the Culture
Jenny G. Zhang

Letterboxd Needs to Have DMs

So the cinephiles can, somehow, have sex

You've Got Mail
Olivia Craighead

What's Up With "Gender Critical" Gay Guys?

They are tacky, spiteful, and, so far, mostly British

Wots All This
James Greig

We Get It, You Love In the Mood for Love

I do, too, but I haven’t made it my whole personality

Connoisseur Alert
Jenny G. Zhang