A First Look at the New Bret Easton Ellis Book Everyone's Talking AboutBack in the summer of 2016, a young writer named Art Tavana wrote a controversial appreciation of pop singer Sky Ferreira for the LA Weekly. Sky Ferreira has a name that reads like a turbocharged Italian sports car, or the kindred spirit to…
FuckJerry Lawsuit Alleges the Meme King Stole ContentMeme account FuckJerry has a reputation for stealing content from other online creators, and repackaging it for commercial gain. After months of complaints and backlash—including a #FuckFuckJerry campaign on social media—one content creator is taking FuckJerry founder Elliot Tebele and his company, Jerry Media, to court. A lawsuit…
Why Are We Still So Obsessed with Sexy Fish People?Pisces season is drawing to a close, but our cultural obsession with sexy fish continues unabated. I was actually late to observe the trend. Well after Sally Hawkins flooded her bathroom to fuck a fish man in The Shape of Water, my childhood Atlantis fantasies were…
Tony Hale Is Here to Teach You About the Glory of L.A.'s MallsThere are a handful of things that bring Tony Hale immense joy: his wife and daughter, a fruitful career, his transformative faith. But nothing takes his breath away quite like a well-appointed mall. “I was raised in Florida, so I love a good…
As a Minority, Watching Dating Around Was ExhaustingI first heard about Dating Around via all-caps Twitter conversations about the newish Netflix reality show. Tweets to the effect of “CAN YOU BELIEVE JUSTIN?” and “I HAVE THOUGHTS ABOUT DATING AROUND” really sold it—anyone yelling makes me feel like I’m in trouble for not doing what they…
True Detective Is Mahershala Ali's MasterpieceIn a race-conscious society, it would be easy to call Mahershala Ali the most important African American actor to emerge since Denzel Washington, but that would miss a larger point. The larger point is that, right now, Ali is the best actor in America. Last night he won an Academy…
Stuff in the Oscars Swag Bag That Will Make You Not Care That You Weren't NominatedAbout this time every year, the internet floods with posts about the outrageous “Everyone Wins” swag bags gifted to the current crop of Oscar nominees. This is not that post. Sure, we’d be remiss if we failed to acknowledge the…
LeBron James Helped Octavia Spencer Get a Fair Deal from NetflixOctavia Spencer is an Oscar-winning actress and a compelling force on screen, but she, like many women of color, still struggles to be compensated appropriately in Hollywood. Luckily, when it came to making a deal with Netflix for her new original series, Madam C.J. Walker Project, she…
Where Would Jean-Ralphio Party in L.A.? Only Ben Schwartz KnowsMost of us have logged more face time with the cast of Parks and Recreation than we have with our real friends. That includes Ben Schwartz and his alter ego, idiotic entrepreneur Jean-Ralphio (a true sitcom legend).But how well do you really know your TV BFF?…
What Happens After Marie Kondo Leaves?Marie Kondo’s Netflix show, Tidying Up, has become a megahit, and the “Kondo Effect” is arguably in full swing. Thrift stores are already brimming with purged clothes, and viewers everywhere are inspecting their closets for joy-sucking ephemera. When Antifa is making memes about folding clothes, you know an organizational philosophy…
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