Do Girls Actually Use LuLu?

A year or two ago a friend’s girlfriend showed me my profile on LuLu, an app in which women review men. I was taken aback and immediately full of questions. Was there really some sort of secret society of digital women judging my every move? I understood why my humor might be ranked so… [Read More]

Just How Deep is ‘The Leftovers’ Willing to Take Us?

The Leftovers, everyone’s favorite new show to passionately either love or hate, aired its Season 1 finale this past Sunday. Like any show just starting out, it spent most of its first season explaining to viewers what it was on the surface while simultaneously stumbling to find its footing underneath…. [Read More]

‘Boyhood,’ Music, Timehop, and Embarrassing Yourself

Unlike the rest of Richard Linklater’s epic Boyhood, the music was added in post-production. This is an important detail. The movie is littered with cultural timestamps—video games, cell phones, politics—but it’s the music that so deliberately puts you in a time and place. So while Linklater had one shot to… [Read More]

Popped a Molly, I’m Bettin’

We would like to interrupt your regularly scheduled browsing to discuss the latest golden nugget from our favorite real life depiction of Mad Libs, the NFL news cycle. Wes Welker was suspended four games for testing positive for amphetamines, which Deadspin is reporting as due to his taking speed-laced molly… [Read More]

Let’s Sit Down and Talk about Will Smith

I was on Will Smith’s IMDB page today, because I felt like being there, and after seeing Bad Boys 3 and Hancock 2 “announced” near the top, then scrolling through the last few years of his film career, I got really depressed. So naturally I scrolled even further down to… [Read More]

PHHHOTO and Exploring New Social Media Networks

Before social media went mainstream, communities interacted through forums centered around specific interests, comments on sites like ebaumsworld, and internet chatrooms. Following this sort of internet stone age, digital networks built around the people we see in our daily lives became popular at scale. First MySpace allowed us to share pictures… [Read More]

Little League, Big Stage

My favorite sports daydream as a kid had me coming up to the plate with the bases loaded and the game on the line.  But I wasn’t in Fenway Park or any Major League ballpark; I was concerned with immediate hypothetical gratification.  So as it went, I was crushing a… [Read More]

Maybe Stop Posting Your Opinion Online

The garbage. The amount of garbage clogging our Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds is upsetting. It’s upsetting because number one, it’s garbage. Number two, it’s angry garbage. Number three, it’s a bunch of stupid, uninformed, too-lazy-to-take-a-minute-and-read-a-reliable-source garbage. Lastly, and worst of all, it’s not harmless. It’s mean, anger-filled, and posted with… [Read More]