Before the election, I said that journalists should cover Trump in "excruciating detail." Now everyone's doing it, and it makes me want to climb under a rock.Read This
Hottest Cults To Join This Depression Season
Let these folks take advantage of your vulnerability! Read This
10 Parking Garages that Taught Me Existential Dread
Conor tackles the second truly serious philosophical problem.Read This
Fenner’s Corner: Citizen Kane
What are you really getting at, Orson?Read This
What if I don’t have a private library?
A Series of Unfortunate Events: the cruel whimsy, the whimsical creulty, and the bourgeois skew.Read This
Beet Reporter: An Interview with Breakmaster Cylinder
On our continuing mission to unmask the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder, we sought out the secretive electronic musician for a lengthy interview. BMC agreed, under one condition: that we use a text-only method. We interviewed the Cylinder by electronic carrier pigeon. Conor: In the spirit of dorky icebreaker games, I would like to know the following: […]Read This
Hot Take: Run the Jewels, Ska, Life Boy, etc.
Run the Jewels have always performed rabble-rousing rap, so naturally they got Conor and Will arguing--about buddy cops and Christmas movies??Read This
Fellow journalists: If Trump’s elected, drop everything
A Trump administration will not be kind to journalists—or to the rule of law. The only thing for it is to document the next four years in excruciating detail, to give as much material as possible to the forces of democracy by shining a light on the forces of Trumpism. The Donald is an extraordinary candidate, and he demands an extraordinary response: not the mountains of free advertising showered on him by the cable news shows, but ruthless examination. Read This
Bob Dylan: Nobel-worthy folk hero, or illusion of consciousness?
Does Bob Dylan deserve the Nobel Prize in Literature? Does he even want it? Does it even exist?Read This
Haunt 51: The Hyped Expansion
Fight monsters! Navigate convoluted rules! Come to terms with adulthood!Read This