Anyone who’s read and loved A Wrinkle in Time probably thought they knew exactly what was up when the book came on screen. In episode 3 of Ted Lasso, Coach Lasso gives each of his players a gift-wrapped book. “’There are some gifts up in y’all’s lockers.’ Like […]
The Adventure Zone‘s Griffin McElroy joins Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorne in ruling on listeners’ Dungeons & Dragons disputes on the Judge John Hodgman podcast! Listen here.
In the Netflix limited series Clark, director Jonas Åkerlund approaches the life and career of notorious Swedish bank robber Clark Olafsson as a story of “truth and lies,” and of course it is. Attempting a faithful portrait of such an infamous liar and crook, based in part on […]
Library of America has Dashiell Hammett’s story, “Creeping Siamese” as it’s story of the week. ‘Based on the scantiest of evidence—a red silk sarong—the detectives, including the Continental Op, begin working under the assumption that they should be looking for ‘brown men,’ that is, Asian immigrants. ‘This short […]
Takashi Murakami talks about how the pandemic and the online world influenced his art. “Murakami’s interest in the metaverse during the pandemic accelerated whilewatching his son and daughter, 11 and 8 years old, respectively, play the Nintendo video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His daughter was admiring fireworks […]
Bitches on Comics podcast talks to Grace Ellis. “We interview Grace Ellis, creator of Lumberjanes and Moonstruck, about her new graphic novel with Hannah Templer: Flung Out of Space, Patricia Highsmith’s impact on our culture and literature, and how we grapple with the legacies of influential, yet undeniably terrible […]