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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
"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…
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…
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…