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Culture Aug 02

Nicki Minaj’s perfectionism is painfully visible

The run-up to her new album ‘Queen’ has not been smooth.

Culture Aug 02

The greatest video games nobody ever talks about

‘Mario,’ ‘Zelda,’ ‘Final Fantasy’ — the canon of classic games is always the same. Time to rethink that.

Culture Aug 01

Young Thug is promoting his new album ‘Slime Language’ with live snakes

But what happens to the ones that are returned?

 
Culture Aug 01

Finally, gaming comes to Lollapalooza

E-sports and music are meeting on the festival circuit.

Culture Aug 01

Dear Fuck-Up: I feel like I’m falling behind my peers

Is it too late to have the life I want?

Culture Aug 01

‘Minding the Gap’ is an unforgettable coming-of-age documentary

Filmmaker Bing Liu removes the distance between him and his subjects to create a documentary that is intimate without exploitative.

Culture Aug 01

Yelp, my favorite app, is full of assholes

In order to find a good restaurant you must overcome the six kinds of terrible posters.

Culture Jul 31

Let’s nationalize MoviePass

The service is seemingly on its last legs, but we can build a better system from its ashes.

Culture Jul 31

Surprise! Hollywood still lacks diversity

A new study from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative shows women, people of color, and people with disabilities are still being excluded from mainstream films.

Culture Jul 31

Down for what?

Every rapper wants a woman who will do anything, except be her own person.

Culture Jul 30

Guy Fieri is serving BBQ to wildfire victims

Heroes come in many forms.

Culture Jul 30

Dr. Seuss’ forgotten anti-war book made him an enemy of the right

‘The Butter Battle Book’ spoke powerfully against the hacks behind the military-industrial complex — and for that, was pilloried.

Culture Jul 29

Immerse yourself in Fractal Fantasy’s interactive audiovisual extravaganza

Prepare to have your mind blown straight out of your butt.

Culture Jul 28

Norman Dawn’s hundred year-old special effects look even more magical today

There was a certain freedom in the days of early film — with no set rulebook to follow, production designers were free to create their own worlds.

Culture Jul 28

What we loved this week

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of July 23, 2018

Culture Jul 28

You know nothing about your dog

And who are you to even “own” a dog, anyway?

Culture Jul 28

Tomorrow 125: Now Laura June’s Heart is Full

Movies, music, and motherhood.

Culture Jul 27

RuPaul remains the queen of the hill

As ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ enters its second decade, we’re still waiting to meet America’s next drag superstar.

Culture Jul 26

We’re having a lot of fun with this photo of John Wall

Is he getting loose? Perhaps.

Culture Jul 26

The sticky business of separating twins

A real life ‘Parent Trap’ situation isn’t nearly as fun as the movie.