To be clear: It is definitely bad that Elon Musk owns Twitter now. The reasons for this are numerous and exist on a wide gradient of urgency. It's…
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There's this Guardian columnist who occasionally pops up in my timeline named Adrian Chiles. I do not know much about him, other than that he used to…
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On January 7, I published a story about Wordle in the Slate culture section. It's about 1,200 words long and took a morning to write. I'm not sure if I…
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I've learned to organize my perception of time by the PR blasts that appear in my inbox. The way I see it, there have been three distinct questionable…
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Every day, people ask Jensen Karp if he finally figured out what was going on with the shrimp in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I know this because I search…
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It should be impossible to read Spin in 2021. The URL should either redirect to an elegiac 404, or a tasteful archive of the magazine's glory years. No…
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June will be my best month of 2021. I don't keep a ledger — I usually only discover how much money I made each year after adding up all the numbers in…
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I used to follow Eve Barlow back in the day. She was a notable music writer who authored a couple of good record reviews, and she bounced around my…
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A restored thirst for normieness is afoot. You can feel it in the air. The flowers are budding, the ice is melting, and after a year-plus of hellish…
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"Bachman-Turner Overdrive," reads a tweet posted at 6am by Eric Alper. Sure enough, below the fold is a black and white photo of Robbie Bachman, Randy…
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First, a programming note. I mentioned last entry that my brother wrote a friggin movie, and that it was releasing exclusively on Hulu in January. Well…
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First, a Winkie family announcement. My brother wrote a goddamn movie, sold it to Hulu, and the trailer dropped this week. I'm enormously proud of him…
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