Monday, November 18, 2019
Can you believe that we're already halfway through a year of viral videos?  These days it seems like the internet meme machine blows things up, only to forget about them a day later. So you may need a reminder of the best moments in the past few months that united us all in tears, laughter,…
Celebrity Culture: <div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml="We are living in the age of peak cancel culture. Whether it’s a celebrity engaging Twitter-mouth before brain (all too common) or a questionable lyric in a retro Christmas song from the days when Don...
The face of Alfred E. Neuman is framed by attendees of the 2017 Comic-Con International in San Diego. (Kevin Sullivan/AP) The demise of Mad magazine is hardly a surprise. Times are tricky for print publications in general — all the more so for a title targeted with exquisite precision at middle-school boys. They are Nature’s…
By Jordan Carter Published 08:51 am What To Do In London Merry Ole London is a place that has attracted travelers for centuries. In fact, since Ancient Roman times, it has been visited by royalty, traders and tourists from all over the globe. Today, London attracts almost 30 million tourists every year. It is a…
From walking their dogs to brushing their hair (or having it brushed for them) to spilling coffee — celebs, they're just like us! But they also date, swoon, pursue, and break up. Sometimes, however, they don't break up, and stories of celebs who've stayed in love warm my heart. I like to imagine that the…
By Kayleigh Donaldson | Celebrity | July 1, 2019 | By Kayleigh Donaldson | Celebrity | July 1, 2019 | Reviews! They’re great! If they weren’t, I’d be out of a job! But do you know what sucks? Writing a negative review of something and then tagging in the person you’re being critical of. Come…
Detail of Birth of Old Glory by Percy Moran (Library of Congress) Ramesh notes the speed with which the Betsy Ross flag was deemed outré: Even so, the shift of the Betsy Ross flag, from worth showcasing for the Obama inaugural planners in 2013 to unacceptable for a big company in 2019, has been very…
Title page and frontispiece spread of the first edition of Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass. Brooklyn, New York: [printed for the author by Andrew and Thomas Rome], 1855 (courtesy of the Grolier Club, photo by Robert Lorenzson)Fashions in poetry change only slightly more slowly than fashions in couture. Yet while once widely popular poets like…
By Dustin Rowles | Books | July 5, 2019 | By Dustin Rowles | Books | July 5, 2019 | I am reluctant to share this story because it does not reflect well on me, and it’s also a huge source of shame. But I think, or I hope anyway, that it serves a larger…
Television dramas and films are increasingly portraying teen suicide in an empathetic light, revealing shifting cultural attitudes about death and taking a deadly gamble by letting viewers, some of them adolescents, decide whether taking one’s life is sometimes justifiable. A new two-part HBO documentary, which premieres Tuesday, reopens a 2014 high-profile teen suicide case involving…