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The Paranoid Palette of ‘Homecoming’
With the very first shot, #HomecomingTV's visual signature has been established almost subliminally.
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yesterday
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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yesterday
Brian Tyree Henry on 'Atlanta,' Figuring Out Fame, and "Dick Tours"
ªªhttps://www.gq.com/story/brian-tyree-henry-is-a-movie-star …ºº
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3 days 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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7 days 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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7 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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 days 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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11 days 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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18 days 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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18 days 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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24 days 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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27 days ago
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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4 weeks ago
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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4 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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5 weeks ago
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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6 weeks ago
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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6 weeks ago
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The 2nd best player in the league going into the 2018-19 season is: #Mickstape10
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6 weeks ago
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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7 weeks ago
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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8 weeks ago
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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8 weeks ago
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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9 weeks ago
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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9 weeks ago
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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9 weeks ago
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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9 weeks ago
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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10 weeks ago
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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10 weeks ago
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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11 weeks ago
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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11 weeks ago
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
How to Live in a Dystopian Fiction
Albert Robida, Le vingtième siècle , ca. 1880. A curious feature of most dystopian fiction is that it begins in medias res. It’s a stylistic convention of the…
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june 2018
‘Incredibles 2’ Is the Summer’s Best Action Movie. Here’s Why.
#Incredibles2 is bigger and bolder than its predecessor, but what makes it such a major and useful sequel is the way it completely redefines what it means to…
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june 2018
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If you could round up 4 friends to help, which would you fight for 10 billion dollars and why?
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june 2018
Barbearians at the Gate
The Atavist Magazine, no. 79 Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling is a Vermont-based investigative journalist. He is a grantee of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting…
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june 2018
Looking for Life on a Flat Earth
Illustration by Robert Beatty On the last Sunday afternoon in March, Mike Hughes, a sixty-two-year-old limousine driver from Apple Valley, California,…
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june 2018
Don’€™t Eat Before Reading This
Monday’s fish has been around since Friday, under God knows what conditions. Illustration by Adrian Gill Good food, good eating, is all about blood and organs,…
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june 2018
Peter Bourgon · Observability: the hard parts
Peter Bourgon Home About Talks Articles Blog This was originally a talk at Monitorama PDX 2018 . Context-setting This is an experience report. A colleague and I…
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june 2018
What a Filmmaker Learned from Taking Flat Earthers Seriously
Illustration by Alicia Tatone An interview with director Daniel Clark, who embedded with the flat earth community for his new documentary Behind the Curve .…
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june 2018
How Hampton Creek Sold Silicon Valley on a Fake-Mayo Miracle
Bloomberg the Company & Its Products Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Anywhere Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request Bloomberg Sign In Subscribe With…
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may 2018
"Solo" Cements Donald Glover Evolution From Awkward To Badass
In "Solo," Donald Glover’s Lando manages to be the most appealing man in the room in all his scenes while simultaneously looking nothing like what we’ve come to…
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may 2018
Reality Driven Development: Fixing Project Management in Software | Brightball, Inc
Not a lot of people know this about me, but I've almost exited programming at three different times in my career...because I wanted to get into project…
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may 2018
Chapter 15 – Key Mathematic Principles for Performance Testers | Microsoft Docs
Helpful illustrations, definitions, and explanations (including standard deviation, which I can never remember)
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may 2018
Everything Is for Sale
Just revisited this story I wrote for @juliarubin nearly 3 years ago, about yard sales and gray markets and human psychology and sorrow and loss and how…
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may 2018
I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye
Glenn Harvey I could only have seen it there, on the waxed hardwood floor of my elementary-school auditorium, because I was young then, barely 7 years old, and…
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may 2018
The Man Who Cracked the Lottery
Illustration by Francesco Francavilla The file landed on Rob Sand’s desk with something less than a thud. Despite holding the contents of an investigation still…
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may 2018
Dispatches from the MCU: Surviving a 30-hour Marvel Movie Marathon Before the Premiere of Avengers: Infinity War
Day Two: April 26th , 2018 1:13 AM The Avengers is done, and we are all superheroes. At least that’s what the moderator tells us. I believe him. The Avengers is…
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may 2018
You Can't Bully These Motherfuckers
Photo: Tasos Katopodis ( Getty ) When I write that CNN politics writer Chris Cillizza is the rankest assbrain in the Western Hemisphere, I am not being nice to…
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april 2018
If you want to know how we ended up in a cyber dystopia, read Ready Player One
I finally wrote about Ready Player One and it only cost me minor parts of my soul.

Here’s why it is bad and why the internet is bad, and why it’s the same…
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april 2018
Sloc Cloc and Code - What happened on the way to faster Cloc | Ben E. C. Boyter
It started by wanting to write a code counter that would be faster than cloc. TL/DR scc is a very fast accurate code counter with complexity calculations and…
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april 2018
Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Monsters In "A Quiet Place"
If you've seen A Quiet Place , you're probably still recovering emotionally. Once you have, you'll probably start wondering just how they created those…
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april 2018
Spoiled Rotten
It almost seems as if we’re trying to raise a nation of “adultescents.” Illustration by Christoph Abbrederis In 2004, Carolina Izquierdo, an anthropologist at…
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april 2018
Alma Matters: Modelling and Being in Phantom Thread | Balder and Dash | Roger Ebert
March 2, 2018 | May Contain Spoilers The trailer for “Phantom Thread” begins with a meet-cute: pretty waitress Alma (Vicky Krieps) trips over a chair, looking…
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april 2018
The Many Layers of Atlanta’s ‘Teddy Perkins’
“The episode itself is like the mansion that serves as its principal set, a chamber of secrets and horrors with many rooms, doors, and passageways, but only one…
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april 2018
How Local News Stations Are Rebelling Against Their Sinclair Overlords
Screenshot: Deadspin The workers at Sinclair-owned local news stations want you to know something: They are at least as pissed off as you’d expect them to be…
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april 2018
Orientalism Is Alive And Well In American Cinema
Fox Searchlight Pictures Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) in Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs . In 2001, Sarah Silverman told a joke on Late Night With Conan O'Brien…
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april 2018
“Ready Player One” Is An Accidental Horror Movie About Fandom
“Ready Player One” is an accidental horror movie about fandom, writes @alisonwillmore https://t.co/VDED7tVfk9
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april 2018
Testing in Production, the safe way
In this post, I hope to explore different forms of “testing in production”, when each form of testing is the most beneficial as well as how to test services in…
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march 2018
Annihilation Is Flawed, But Unforgettably Mind-Bending
Photo: Peter Mountain/Paramount Pictures “The tower, which was not supposed to be there,” is not even a full opening sentence, and yet the first nine words of…
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march 2018
Annihilation Is a Brilliant Splicing of Woolf With Cronenberg
“Have you ever heard of insect politics? Neitherhave I. Insects ... don’t have politics.” That’s a line from David Cronenberg’s1986 sci-fi classic The Fly , but…
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march 2018
How Annihilation Nails the Complex Reality of Depression
Appropriately enough given its title, ANNIHILATION is about ways in which we are destroyed from the inside out. This @angelicabastien essay is a wrenching read,…
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march 2018
From ‘Dawson’s Creek’ to ‘Buffy’ to ‘Frasier’ to ‘Seinfeld’ — what happened to those lone, ‘token’ black actors?
T his is about television in the 1990s, but let’s start with a quick, tragic and important trip to 1975. Happy Days is about to deliver its infamous and most…
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february 2018
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