Culture & Criticism
“As I've gotten older, work is definitely [still] really important, but I think I've started to see it less as my identity.”
In its new season, the HBO drama goes full-throttle to prove that it’s still the pinnacle of television.
The pressures of suburbia give the psychological thriller a much-needed dose of novelty. (Contains spoilers.)
“I don’t care about made up satanism or pedo rings… The very first post I read here was about Gary Busey trying to use gold doubloons as legitimate currency and tbh I would just like more of that please.”
Just like any other small business, like a doctor’s office or a boutique, influencer businesses can change hands.
A new HBO Max docuseries is an often tasteless, yet awkwardly insightful tabloid portrait of the late star.
“The way the art form is moving now, we’re not sure where it’s going to go, but we’re certain more people are involved more than ever.”
Buried is a comprehensive look at the story of Eileen Franklin, who became a symbol of the ’90s memory wars. But the docuseries struggles to elucidate the case’s larger meaning. (Spoilers for those not familiar with the case.)
Bringing you new books from a wide range of genres.
In this excerpt from Concepcion: An Immigrant Family's Fortunes, a Filipino family grapples with the meaning of the American dream.
From the devastating Netflix miniseries Maid to a fun Hulu comedy starring Selena Gomez.
The second season may not contain the same spark as the first, but its finale proves that the Apple TV+ show still succeeds in its central mission.
The HBO documentary Nuclear Family is a fascinating exploration of who has the right to raise a child. (Spoilers.)
How Champagne And Chanel's Wedding Blended The Personal And The Professional To Create Influencer Gold
No, I have no idea how much it cost.
The 29-year-old’s cooking videos are blissfully anti–diet culture.
Fill your shelves with these atmospheric, adventurous, autumnal reads!
The Los Angeles city attorney is reviewing allegations that stem from an October 2020 police report.
Nearly a decade ago, Marie Calloway’s debut book, what purpose did i serve in your life, thrilled and repulsed readers. Then she vanished from public life. I tried to find her.
From Cousins to The Face on the Milk Carton.
Capitalism is the shared villain in Netflix’s global successes. (Light spoilers ahead.)
Controlling Britney Spears and Britney vs. Spears shift the focus from Britney Spears onto the forces that have controlled her life.
After a decade of being one of the most controversial figures on the internet, Acacia Kersey has had enough.
A couple of dads with a 1-800 number and a hunch somehow became a dominant force in children’s entertainment.
Buying multiple versions of this Instagram-famous garment has become an obsession for some people.
After looking at these cakes, I'm even more impressed with The Great British Bake Off participants.
From making songs on a ukulele in her parents' guest bedroom to performing at Lollapalooza, 21-year-old Mxmtoon opens up about her journey into pop stardom — and why this era of viral fame has the opportunity to reshape the entertainment world.
Ghosthoney, aka Tyler Gaca, makes charmingly offbeat TikToks. Can he turn his brand of “gentle chaos” into a lifelong career?
“Culture is not aesthetic. It changes through others.”
True crime enthusiasts have always been around, but the internet has taken amateur sleuthing to new heights.
Here are the most interesting movies we saw at the Toronto International Film Festival.