Nicki Minaj’s perfectionism is painfully visible
The run-up to her new album ‘Queen’ has not been smooth.
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.
Young Thug is promoting his new album ‘Slime Language’ with live snakes
But what happens to the ones that are returned?
Finally, gaming comes to Lollapalooza
E-sports and music are meeting on the festival circuit.
Dear Fuck-Up: I feel like I’m falling behind my peers
Is it too late to have the life I want?
‘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.
Yelp, my favorite app, is full of assholes
In order to find a good restaurant you must overcome the six kinds of terrible posters.
Let’s nationalize MoviePass
The service is seemingly on its last legs, but we can build a better system from its ashes.
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.
Down for what?
Every rapper wants a woman who will do anything, except be her own person.
Guy Fieri is serving BBQ to wildfire victims
Heroes come in many forms.
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.
Immerse yourself in Fractal Fantasy’s interactive audiovisual extravaganza
Prepare to have your mind blown straight out of your butt.
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.
What we loved this week
Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of July 23, 2018
You know nothing about your dog
And who are you to even “own” a dog, anyway?
Tomorrow 125: Now Laura June’s Heart is Full
Movies, music, and motherhood.
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.
We’re having a lot of fun with this photo of John Wall
Is he getting loose? Perhaps.
The sticky business of separating twins
A real life ‘Parent Trap’ situation isn’t nearly as fun as the movie.