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The Art of the Pan: What’s the Point of a Bad Review in 2019?
“I’ll tell you a big life lesson,” John Krasinski enthused to The New York Times in early January, recalling the time his good buddy and fellow famous movie…
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4 days ago
‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Is a Perfect Spider-Man Movie
Marvel/Ringer illustration Thanos killed half the universe this past summer, and it was awful. The good news is that he used a magical gold glove to do it, so…
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6 days ago
Digging Into the Cinematic Archaeology of the Indiana Jones Movies
Getty Images/Ringer illustration “It belongs in a museum.” That’s the rallying cry of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade , a movie that is about, among other…
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8 days ago
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' is a Superhero Movie About the Power of Art
Miles Morales is an artist. We’re introduced to the movie version of Miles (Shameik Moore) as he sits at a drawing table sketching a sword-wielding robot. On…
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14 days ago
I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.
I can’t tell you about a specific day as a cable tech. I can’t tell you my first customer was a cat hoarder. I can tell you the details, sure. That I smeared…
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16 days ago
How Mark Burnett Resurrected Donald Trump as an Icon of American Success
Burnett, like Trump, feels like an outsider, an associate says: “In the reality-TV business, you’re never part of the true Hollywood.” Illustration by Christian…
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19 days ago
Hillary Actually - SNL
This Christmas, Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) has something she wants to get off her chest. [Season 42, 2016] #SNL Subscribe to SNL: https://goo.gl/tUsXwM Get…
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20 days ago
How the ‘Spider-Verse’ Animators Created That Trippy Look
Miles Morales in action in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Credit Sony Pictures Releasing “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” follows the adventures of an…
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20 days ago
Twitter
I wanted the best way to tell my neighbor that he tried it with his late night party. So I wrote him a letter and baked him a cake. https://t.co/SxPKAzOHp0
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24 days ago
Bill Simmons’s NBA Trade Value Rankings 2018-19
Honorable Mention Kevin Love: A starter on the 2018-19 Gulp All-Stars. Love has already earned an NBA title, a Gold Medal, three Mokeski Awards, two second-team…
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26 days ago
The Cost of Living in Mark Zuckerberg’s Internet Empire
What’s on your mind? Right now, as I’m writing this, The New York Times is breaking the news that Facebook, after a year of staggering revelations concerning…
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27 days ago
Brian Tyree Henry Takes His Characters Home
Brian Tyree Henry on ‘Beale Street,’ ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘Widows’ - The Atlantic
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27 days ago
'New York Times' Falsely Suggests Everyone Missed Rise of Right-Wing Extremism Because They Did - mccutchen@gmail.com - Gmail
I saw this link from 5 different authors on your Twitter timeline,starting with CharlesPPierce’s tweet 1 day ago. 'New York Times' Falsely Suggests Everyone…
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29 days ago
Four Days Trapped at Sea With Crypto's Nouveau Riche
Draw me your your map of utopia and I’ll tell you your tragic flaw. In 10 years of political reporting I’ve met a lot of intense, oddly dressed people with very…
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5 weeks ago
The Friendship That Made Google Huge
The company’s top coders seem like two halves of a single mind. Illustration by David Plunkert One day in March of 2000, six of Google’s best engineers gathered…
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6 weeks ago
A Stairway To The Unconscious — Thief: The Dark Project, 20 Years Later
Part 1: Bluebeard’s Labyrinth Sometimes you have to wonder if people who are predisposed to violence don’t at least partially get it from how monotonous and…
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6 weeks ago
Toward a More Radical Selfie
Mitchell Grafton, Updating Vermeer . 2012 We are at the end of an era characterized by the self-portrait. This claim is not provocative—we’ve lived as…
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6 weeks ago
I Hate the Hollywood Handshake: A ‘Great British Baking Show’ Song of War
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Look, it’s a nice show. You don’t need me to tell you that. Often, after a hard day at my job of sitting on a sofa skimming…
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6 weeks ago
Ricky Jay’s Magical Secrets
Ricky Jay photographed by Richard Avedon in New York City, March 4, 1993. The playwright David Mamet and the theatre director Gregory Mosher affirm that some…
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6 weeks ago
How Restaurants Got So Loud - The Atlantic
Lisa Wiltse / Getty Let me describe what I hear as I sit in a coffee shop writing this article. It’s late morning on a Saturday, between the breakfast and lunch…
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6 weeks ago
How 'Creed' Forever Changed the 'Rocky' Series​​​​​​​
This @AdamSerwer joint on the racial messaging throughout the Rocky franchise and the brilliance with which Creed 2 upends it is a must read…
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6 weeks ago
On Paying Your Dues
This week’s JAMBOROO was about paying dues and who can afford to pay the good ones https://t.co/dKKBooFPcx
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7 weeks ago
On the 25th anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s ‘Doggystyle’ — a look back at his life and times
Do yourselves a favor and read @JustinTinsley’s retrospective on the 25th anniversary of @SnoopDogg’s Doggystyle https://t.co/8lWGzUbw7Q
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7 weeks ago
The ‘Widows’ Exit Survey
#WidowsMovie is a movie full of ideas and subplots. We're still thinking about them. Our exit survey: https://t.co/ZczYEi9TWl
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8 weeks ago
Inside The Thrilling "Widows" Ending
Gillian Flynn, who co-wrote the "Widows" script with director Steve McQueen, breaks down how the most riveting heist movie of the year arrived at its…
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8 weeks ago
The Coen Brothers vs. Death
The genius of the Coen brothers' #TheBalladofBusterScruggs lies in how its page-turning structure works to numb and then resensitize us to the dread lurking…
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8 weeks ago
‘Widows’ Is a Best-Case Female Ensemble (and a Great Movie, Too)
.@WidowsMovie is an exhilarating film that just happens to star women. We could use many more of those.
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8 weeks ago
With “The Crimes of Grindelwald” The “Harry Potter” Franchise Is Officially Eating Itself Alive
“The Crimes Of Grindelwald” Is Having A Major Identity Crisis, And Not Only Because Of Johnny Depp The Harry Potter franchise is pandering to fans while…
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8 weeks ago
Twitter
Data scientists! Before putting something in production do you do:
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8 weeks ago
Sam Esmail on Homecoming and His Filmmaking Secrets
If (and only if) you've watched all of Homecoming, this, from @mattzollerseitz, is a deep-dive hardcore nerd-out joy. https://t.co/Coo66gjkYo
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8 weeks ago
'Fight Club' with better jokes: Inside Garry Shandling's secret pickup game
This story appears in the November issue of ESPN The Magazine. Subscribe today! During his 40-year comedy career, Garry Shandling created two of the most iconic…
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9 weeks ago
The Inquisition of Mr. Marvel
S ugar Ray Leonard says he’s trying to wean himself off Red Bull. He’s drinking a Red Bull as he says this, a big 16-ouncer he carried into the room. “After…
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9 weeks ago
The Paranoid Palette of ‘Homecoming’
With the very first shot, #HomecomingTV's visual signature has been established almost subliminally.
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9 weeks ago
The Complicated Philosophy of Jay Smooth
"You may not have heard of Jay Smooth, but his career has influenced the way a lot of journalists—as well as people outside of media—think and talk about music,…
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9 weeks ago
Brian Tyree Henry on 'Atlanta,' Figuring Out Fame, and "Dick Tours"
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9 weeks ago
These Are the Bad Times
THESE ARE THE BAD TIMES . I typed that sentence— These are the bad times —and then went to bed and when I woke up it was worse. When I woke up Donald Trump and…
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10 weeks ago
Review | Post Malone is the perfect pop star for this American moment. That’s not a compliment.
DALLAS — Him? The most popular young artist in the most unpopular young nation is a rhinestone cowboy who looks like he crawled out of a primordial swamp of…
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10 weeks ago
Are NBA Players Political Enough?
If you’re an endangered Midwest Democrat, there’s no better surrogate than Joe Biden. Just ask the staffers trying to reelect Indiana senator Joe Donnelly. One…
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10 weeks ago
Remembering the Night Texas Tech Turned College Football on Its Head
It’s been 10 years, but Colt McCoy still remembers the bus ride back to the airport. He remembers the pick-six he threw to widen the deficit and how the…
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10 weeks ago
How the Western Video Game Was Won: The Groundbreaking Brilliance of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’
Rockstar Games/Ringer illustration I have been to the bayou and seen alligators lounging hungrily in its steamy depths. I have been to the forests. I have…
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10 weeks ago
The Best Thing About ‘Beastie Boys Book’ Is the Girls
Getty Images/Ringer illustration “It’s been referred to, many times, as an inflatable penis,” writes Adam Horovitz, a.k.a. Ad-Rock, addressing the sensitive…
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10 weeks ago
The untold story of Mike Leach's 'lost' OU play script that fooled Texas
Few rivalries in sports fuel as much hostility and pressure to win like college football's annual Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas. And through the…
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10 weeks ago
L.A. confidential: Paul George is not where you think he’s from
L.A. Confidential. The story of Paul George’s beloved hometown, and it’s not LA. @TheUndefeated #thunder #nba #lakers https://t.co/YtrVem0qmI
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10 weeks ago
Red Dead Redemption Recapped, For Those Requiring A Refresher
Red Dead Redemption is one of my favorite video games of this decade. As its sequel looms on the horizon, I replayed Red Dead Redemption . I wrote, narrated,…
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11 weeks ago
Red Dead Redemption 2: The Kotaku Review
From tip to tail, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a profound, glorious downer. It is the rare blockbuster video game that seeks to move players not through empowering…
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11 weeks ago
What Is John Elway Talking About In This Inane Political Ad?
When it’s actually quite innocuous. Screenshot: YouTube As a general rule, vague political advertisements are vague for a reason. Everything is broken and…
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12 weeks ago
The Lakers Are the Most Quintessentially LeBron James Team Yet
Photo Illustration/Getty Images Nathaniel Friedman on the creative possibilities LeBron has created for himself throughout his career. LeBron James can do…
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october 2018
My Private Oval Office Press Conference With Trump, Pence, Pompeo, and Kelly
“I haven’t been to Washington my whole life. Probably never slept over. All of a sudden, I’m president of the United States,” Trump said. Photo: Saul…
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october 2018
Why Two Chefs in Small-Town Utah Are Battling President Trump
Utah used to be home to the largest national monument in the continental United States. Now the owners of Hell’s Backbone Grill are fighting to restore it.…
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october 2018
China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated Amazon and Apple
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies , a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its…
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october 2018
The House of ‘The Walking Dead’
(Image Comics/Getty Images/Ringer illustration) Todd McFarlane was tired. It was 1991, and the superstar comic-book artist was at the peak of his powers. In the…
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october 2018
Should Art Be a Battleground for Social Justice?
OCT. 3, 2018 In 2018, culture is being evaluated for its moral correctness more than for its quality. Photo Illustration by Tracy Ma The Morality Wars In 2018,…
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october 2018
How to (seriously) read a scientific paper
Credit: Y.Arcurs/iStockphoto Adam Ruben’s tongue-in-cheek column about the common difficulties and frustrations of reading a scientific paper broadly resonated…
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october 2018
What Fresh Hell Is Barstool Sports?
Will Leitch’s Games column runs weekly. Email him at will.leitch@nymag.com . Barstool Sports fans. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images I never saw Barstool Sports…
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september 2018
A Unified Theory Of Keira Knightley
A Unified Theory Of Keira Knightley Knightley gets teased for playing versions of the same character, in different costumes. But her recurring role —…
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september 2018
Twitter
The 2nd best player in the league going into the 2018-19 season is: #Mickstape10
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september 2018
How the octopus got its smarts | Cosmos
In 2008 the staff at Sea Star Aquarium in Coburg, Germany, had a mystery on their hands. Two mornings in a row, they had arrived at work to find the aquarium…
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september 2018
Medicinal Soft Drinks and Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History of Soda Pop
Soda’s reputation has fallen a bit flat lately: The all-American beverage most recently made headlines due to an FDA investigation of a potential carcinogen,…
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september 2018
How The Left Hand of Darkness Changed Everything
At a convention a few months ago, I found myself in the bar, talking to a young woman who wanted to expand her reading list. She read a lot of fantasy, but had…
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september 2018
A Message, A Mob, And Murder: How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village
For this story, @BuzzFeedNews travelled to Rainpada, a tribal hamlet in India where a mob killed five strangers in July, and interviewed dozens of people in the…
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september 2018
See No Evil
by Miriam Posner Software helps companies coordinate the supply chains that sustain global capitalism. How does the code work—and what does it conceal? The Port…
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september 2018
The mystery of Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson in 2017.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) Tucker Carlson is shouting when he tells me he isn’t shouting. The barrage of his voice has been relentless…
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september 2018
Revisiting Hours: Crime, Cronenberg, Collusion and ‘Eastern Promises’
Every Friday, we’re recommending an older movie that’s available to stream or download and worth seeing again through the lens of our current moment. We’re…
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september 2018
Revisiting Hours: ‘Point Break’ Is the Greatest Female-Gaze Action Movie Ever
Kathyrn Bigelow's 'Point Break' is the greatest female-gaze action movie ever. Read this week's "Revisiting Hours" https://t.co/Ys6TwSRpDj…
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august 2018
Jalen Ramsey: The man, the mouth, the legend
Photograph by Richard Phibbs This story appears in the NFL Preview Issue of ESPN The Magazine. Subscribe today! Before he was named an All-Pro cornerback,…
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august 2018
Searching for Tomorrow: The Story of Madlib and DOOM's Madvillainy | Pitchfork
Searching for Tomorrow: The Story of Madlib and DOOM's Madvillainy Following the 10th anniversary of Madlib and DOOM's telepathic mind meld of an album, Jeff…
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august 2018
How Dare You Represent Your People That Way: The Oral History of 'Better Luck Tomorrow'
This week, Crazy Rich Asians hits theaters amidst the hype and anticipation as the first all-Asian casted studio film in decades. The movie landed a The…
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august 2018
Toward A Working Theory Of What The Fuck Donald Trump Is Even Talking About
When it’s definitely not past your bedtime. Photo: Rick Loomis (Getty Images) The Mendocino Complex Wildfire is the largest fire in California’s history. It has…
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august 2018
Where have you gone, Dale Murphy?
Photograph by Preston Gannaway This story appears in the Heroes Issue of ESPN The Magazine. Subscribe today! The boy focused his hurt and longing into his love…
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july 2018
Jonathan Gold Was Proof That Local Journalism Matters
The food critic Jonathan Gold, who died on Saturday, took a scholarly approach to eating at every restaurant in Los Angeles, investigating almost any sign he’d…
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july 2018
Road to 'Fallout': How 'Mission: Impossible' Became the Best Modern Action Franchise
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation The Director Christopher McQuarrie , writer of The Usual Suspects and Cruise’s new go-to guy, having scripted the Cruise…
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july 2018
Notes From a Courtside Seat at a Las Vegas Aces Game
Notes from a courtside seat at a Las Vegas Aces game:
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july 2018
Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags
Photo by Paula Mariel Salischiker For 20 years, privacy advocates have been sounding the alarm about commercial online surveillance, the way that companies…
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july 2018
Where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Parts Ways With Bernie Sanders
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is interviewed at Rockefeller Center on June 27. The democratic socialist upset Representative Joe Crowley in New York's Democrat…
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june 2018
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