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How You Doing? (¡Cómo Estás!): A Democratic Debate Open Thread How You Doing? (¡Cómo Estás!): A Democratic Debate Open Thread

We’re halfway through the first Democratic debate of the season. I frame it as a “season” because the networks are already treating it like the UFC, or the NBA draft. Generously, though, there are enough candidates for about five teams—a good start for any organized sport.

Babe, You Deserved Better Babe, You Deserved Better

Babe.net could have been a good website, and for a time, before it shut down in February, it really was. Its lack of self-consciousness and weird tendency for obsessive DM reporting represented the best of the lawless world of blogging, making it one of my favorite stops in my morning news trawls.

Euphoria's Subtle, Dark Depiction of Sexual Consent Euphoria's Subtle, Dark Depiction of Sexual Consent

Unlike other Gen Z-focused shows, the high schoolers on Euphoria don’t talk about Instagram so much as they just use it—less a signifier for older audiences and more like it really is: The inevitable wallpaper of modern life. Kat (played by Barbie Ferreira) absentmindedly scrolling through Insta after losing her…

Black Mirror's Miley Cyrus Episode Is a Sly Critique of Empowerment Feminism Black Mirror's Miley Cyrus Episode Is a Sly Critique of Empowerment Feminism

I cannot stop listening to “On a Roll,” the pop song featured heavily in Episode 3 of the latest Black Mirror. It is Nine Inch Nails’s “Head Like a Hole” interpolated into pop—lyrics by Black Mirror co-creator Charlie Brooker, music by Isobel Waller-Bridge—with a tiptoeing synth and delectable harmonies in the low…

OI TRUMP OI TRUMP

Sincere respect to our British friends for recognizing that the best way to communicate with Donald Trump is in juvenile language he will understand: dick graffiti, which was probably drawn on his face at some point or another during his Wharton days.

What Is the Best Punishment for Someone Who Steals Your Office Chair?

Yesterday afternoon, I returned to my office after the holiday to find that someone had taken my good rolling chair—a very comfortable Herman Miller Aeron, thank you Nick Denton—and replaced it with another one which was not only shitty (old, covered in pilly black fabric, a vestige of the former occupants of the…

Gucci Made a Uterus Gown, But Also Wants to Do This to Tits Gucci Made a Uterus Gown, But Also Wants to Do This to Tits

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele trotted out a uterus design on a gown for his Cruise 2020 show in Milan Tuesday, a statement of bodily autonomy to protest the spate of anti-abortion measures in the U.S., but also giving the effect of the skeleton tuxedo shirt all teen brothers wear at some point on Halloween. As if to…

Watch Clips of Mati Diop's Atlantique, the First Film Directed by a Black Woman to Win Cannes' Grand Prix Watch Clips of Mati Diop's Atlantique, the First Film Directed by a Black Woman to Win Cannes' Grand Prix

Atlantique is co-written and directed by Mati Diop, a French-Senegalese filmmaker who this week made history as the first black woman to win the Grand Prix at Cannes, one of its two most prestigious prizes. The film stars Mame Bineta Sane as Ada, a woman whose lover leaves Dakar on a boat in search of a better life in…

This Is How You Do It This Is How You Do It

Before you ask, yes, I would like for you to listen to Montell Jordan while reading this blog—it’s Friday morn, and I feel reborn... the AmfAR Gala is here and these models are adorned... so I reach for my 40, turn it up... designated driver take the keys to my truck... and my house so you can put this shit in my…

Game of Thrones Just Needed a Bigger Budget Game of Thrones Just Needed a Bigger Budget

Two seasons ago, after George RR Martin’s guidebooks stopped and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were forced to attain sentience, Game of Thrones started hitting the shitter. This is the conventional wisdom, though after I rewatched Season 7 in a binge a few months ago, I was less dissatisfied than when it first aired:…

All Men and Multimillion-Dollar Shows Must Die: A Game of Thrones Open Thread All Men and Multimillion-Dollar Shows Must Die: A Game of Thrones Open Thread

It’s the end. Here’s a space for all your feelings and thoughts and rants, though I will ban anyone for invoking Lost, cause you already know what it is. (I won’t actually ban anyone for invoking Lost, but let’s pour some out for those of us who are still TV-triggered from vaunted white men fucking up complex shows…

Celebs Save Their Fanciest Jams for Cannes Celebs Save Their Fanciest Jams for Cannes

Cannes is always the fanciest film festival for various reasons that include: 1. Snobby (hates Netflix); 2. Storied (been going on for a long time) 3. Nostalgic (old-world glamour is the wave); 4. South of France (it’s the South of France). They also debut and sell movies and shit. The opening night red carpet is such…

Honestly, Who Doesn't Lose It When Large Bells Clang? Honestly, Who Doesn't Lose It When Large Bells Clang?

I suppose it should not be a surprise that two guys who added rape scenes to a pre-existing storyline would default at the last minute to truly obvious, reductive hysteria tropes about a woman who, thus far, they have painted as a hero (to the point of truly obvious, reductive white savior tropes). That said, I still…

Everyone on Game of Thrones Needs a Good 8 Hours of Sleep: An Open Thread Everyone on Game of Thrones Needs a Good 8 Hours of Sleep: An Open Thread

Game of Boners is back tomorrow for its penultimate edition, but until then, let’s chat about the happenings on the second-to-last episode of the series. Open thread for all your feelings and meditations on how we all really need nutrition and a good night’s sleep to function at optimal levels, even fricken Dragon…

Elites Go Camping: Every Look from the 2019 Met Gala Red Carpet Elites Go Camping: Every Look from the 2019 Met Gala Red Carpet

Every Met Gala theme leads to a glorious spectacle and a test of one’s patience: For every attendee who nails the concept, there are 12 who show up in some boringly pretty garbage that squanders the opportunity to get weird and, at best, veers unconvincingly off topic. Last year’s Catholicism theme was probably one of…

A COCK IS NOT A TRUE QUALIFICATION! A COCK IS NOT A TRUE QUALIFICATION!

The most egregious workplace discrimination I’ve ever experienced involved a male usurper systemically trying to take my job despite being wildly under-qualified to do it and and, one by one, turning the other men around us, formerly allies, against me. The rage, despair, and isolation I felt was visceral; if I had a…

Pour Some Out for Basically Everybody... A Game of Thrones Open Thread Pour Some Out for Basically Everybody... A Game of Thrones Open Thread

Episode 4 of the final GoT season felt like a 6 a.m. comedown after a rave (or a wine feast after a big battle), and then having to drive home in the chaos of festival traffic with a broken heart and brain. Game of Boners is back in the morning with a full review, but for now... Next episode is gonna be wild, no? Open…

Arya Stark Is the One True King Arya Stark Is the One True King

You ever think about how, since this show started, Arya hasn’t gotten a day off? Sure, maybe that day at Hot Pie’s restaurant last season, but that was more of a lunch break; even her entire time back at Winterfell—her first jaunt home in nine years—has been spent scheming and unraveling schemes and slicing necks.…

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