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 tim…
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 ch…
"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!…
The Substack intelligentsia swells with Highly Concerned media emerituses by the day. I won't belabor the point, because if you subscribe to this newsl…
Four years ago, deep into that absurd, hallucinatory election witching hour, I read a post on Bustle with the headline, "Could Hillary still win?" It w…
As you know, renowned journalist and author Jeffrey Toobin got in trouble this week for jerking off on Zoom in front of his New Yorker co-workers. The …
There's a button at the top of the Reddit homepage called "Random." When pressed, the algorithm will serve you up one of the 138,000 subreddits bobbing…
The YouTube channel TechLead hit rock bottom in a video uploaded in early June entitled "Living with my parents in my 'man cave' (as a millionaire.)" P…
Recently, an editor left a comment in a Google doc teaching me how to make an em-dash. It was attached to my usual "--" which I've used in countless ro…