Friday, October 30, 2020

Culture

Some Of The Creepiest Stuff To Come Out Of 100 Years Of The National Park Service

Nature is freakin' creepy. It's full of things that could outrun, out-fly, or out-climb feeble humans. It makes weird noises at night. It has bats, and spiders, and big-ass fish. Those are all fine in their place, but do...

How Chance the Rapper’s Grandmother Cursed His Career For the Better

By now it’s all but written in stone: 2016 has been Chance the Rapper’s year. It might even be written in stone, too. No other rapper, no other artist, has ascended from beloved talent to bona fide star as...

Debating, And Correcting, The 100 Greatest Movies Of The 2000s List

When the BBC polled 62 international film critics last year to rank the 100 greatest American movies of all-time, an interesting omission mostly went unmentioned: There weren’t many films from the 2000s. And by not many, I mean there were six....

Cities and Celebrities: Proposing 8 New Holidays for Hometown Heroes

Cities love claiming their hometown heroes. It gives people a sense of pride in where they're from, lets celebrities return home heroes, and provides the mayor with an easy photo op. Everyone wins.For example, the city of Los Angeles recently announced...

Why Frank Ocean Is The Perfect Star For Our Digital Age

Was the art worth the wait?Following four years of online agitated anticipation, of Tumblr rumors and Canadian DJs tweeting false hope, Frank Ocean released not one, but two albums: the zenlike Endless, a visual koan and possible woodshop promotional...

Potiquette: Should I Smoke Weed With My Dad?

Dear Ms. Pot,The other weekend, I was visiting my parents at our family cabin on Martha’s Vineyard. One night, after a big lobster feast, it was just my dad and I, hanging out on the porch. I’ve always known...

The Benefits Of Being An Ugly Guy

I'm not handsome. I'm not moderately handsome, I'm not classically handsome, I'm not even Turner Classic handsome. Now before you all climb atop your self-esteem high horse-- I'm not saying I'm a bad person. I'm just saying I'm a...

Now *This* Is How You Celebrate Olympic Gold

This year’s Olympics have provided us with plenty of memorable moments and memes to fill any jingoistic reserve. There’s the ongoing #LochteGate, which cause further captivation and chuckles at every new turn (and there’s been a lot). We saw...

Why Frank Ocean’s Fans Went Crazy

Frank Ocean loves cars. He isn’t shy about it either.His debut mixtape/album nostalgia, ULTRA. features that bright orange 1980s BMW E30 M3, his supposed “dream car,” hidden amidst a shrubbery alcove on its album cover. There’s the “pretty big...

From Dumpster Diving To Pick-Up-Truck Pools, Philly Rules At Staying Cool

Don't tell Philly they can't soak their butts in non-traditional vessels. It won't end well.Philadelphia officials dared try to stop the dumpster pool trend, a seasonal favorite among the city's sweaty and budget-conscious. In a delightful summertime game of garbage-y innovation, Philly...

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5 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Mental Health

Technology can greatly benefit us during this next round of isolation and pandemic fatigue. Here's how.

The New Stoner: It’s Okay To Admit You Are One

It’s no big deal anymore if you admit to getting high.