Taylor Swift and Her Mother Debate If A Robe Is Clothes

Last night at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, Taylor Swift, the pretty girl from your high school who is friends with three non-popular people, was set to have a concert. After the show, however, a problem arose. The fire alarm sounded, ordering everyone in the stadium to evacuate. As the PA system… [Read More]

The Best Laid Data Plans

I recently found myself in a sitcom-style family meeting, the theme of which was a shared data plan. How modern and annoying! The meeting was called when we exceeded 10 GB of data usage during one monthly billing cycle, incurring several additional $15 charges. Since I was the main offender,… [Read More]

Just Another Frontier?

Humans have always been kind of obsessive about space, so the recent glut of space themed entertainment is not necessarily surprising. Even NASA has gotten in the game again (after a few years of coyly telling everyone they were going to focus on Earth-related issues), and getting ready to launch… [Read More]

3 Burning Man Questions

I am currently on my way to Burning Man for the first time but, that doesn’t mean I fully understand what the hell Burning Man is. I know people go to the desert. I know they probably do some weird stuff there. What do they do though? Why do they do it?… [Read More]

28 Out of Context Carly Rae Jepsen Lyrics You Should Text Someone Tonight

28. Somewhere out there someone is breathing 27. Drink tequila for me babe 26. This emotion, I feel it, this emotion, you feel it 25. I saw myself tonight 24. Late night watching television, but how’d we get in this position? 23. It’s too late for us and there’s no… [Read More]

How to Enjoy The Bachelor Without Actually Watching It

For reasons I don’t understand and never care to, Bachelor in Paradise and all other iterations of the show have taken over every social circle on the planet, leaving it impossible for me engage in the meaningful daily discussions about climate change or, like, Joe Jonas’ Instagram account. Everyone watches… [Read More]

3 Difficult to Conceptualize Reasons to Watch Rick and Morty

Obviously we’re living in a golden age of television. 30 years ago in a world of cheesy-looking apartment living room sets and overly enthusiastic studio audiences, television producers never would have dreamed that the plotlines and characters we consider so casually would grace the small screens in our homes. High… [Read More]

10 Things I Hate About Your Phone

1. There’s these neat things called folders. Have you heard of them? Maybe you haven’t, because judging by the 234 apps you have on 17 separate swipe screens, you are living under a folder-sized rock. Do your thumbs ever get tired from all that swiping? Do you ever have trouble… [Read More]

Email Newsletters Are Having a Moment

There is something decidedly old school about the intention and execution of podcasts—all timbre and narrative and toe-tapping theme songs—but their delivery is far from quaint. I wrote recently about what it feels like to live in a golden age of podcasts. It’s kind of this weird marriage of old… [Read More]

No One Cares if You’re a White Rapper Anymore

I hated the idea of listening to an 8-minute freestyle by a 2015 Eminem, but I’m glad I did. No wonder you scoff at me, it’s still obvious / I’m as off-putting [pudding] as Bill Cosby is.” His bars were crazy. You could tell he was back in his comfort… [Read More]