The Five-Minute Nostalgia Cycle
Recent childhood fascinations become fodder for clout and, eventually, corporate reboots
Enjoy BeReal While It Lasts
The photos are not great, but at least they're not ads.
Christine Quinn Is In a Car
Talking books and Botox with the author of 'How to Be a Boss Bitch'
Braincare Is the Latest Wellness Trap
It promises a quick fix — a sip, a supplement, a scan — to make your cerebrum good as new
An Underrated Joy of Parenting: Media Criticism
Nothing will sharpen your ability to hate a cartoon like having to watch it a thousand times
Is He ‘Hot’ or Is He Straight?
If a man on the internet has a skill, talent, or job, it is important to first remain calm.
The Many Humiliations of Being an Arcade Fire Fan
Do I like their new album or do I just really, really want to like it?
‘Hacks’ and the Tragedy of Cool
In the latest season of the HBO Max series, the facade of indifference unravels
Eurovision and Its Discontents
The flamboyant song contest is not only a Saturnalia of Taste, it is also a Saturnalia of Sovereignty
The Genre of Affliction
And how does reading another hybrid essay/memoir about mental illness make you feel?
Celebrity Divorce Watch: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
After 10 years of marriage, Biel can't fake it anymore
‘Poison Ivy’ Is a Pop-Culture Punchline Worth Taking Seriously
Katt Shea's 1992 erotic thriller deserves another look
Wait but Why Is Tim Urban Back?
Elon Musk is making one of the tech world's most useful idiots relevant again
In 'Take Me Out,' It's All Locker Room Talk
The revival of Richard Greenberg’s play about a baseball player's coming out lays bare the rules of the game
High and Dry in Vegas
Nevada's water crisis is getting harder to ignore
A Place For Funny Stories That Don’t Matter
I gravitate to wire service oddities