Lessons Learned: Pete Holmes Talks “Crashing” and Rising Again
The comic, actor, and podcaster explores life after infidelity in his new HBO series.
The Truth Will Prevail: Los Angeles Podcast Festival 2017 Sets Lineup
“The Dollop”’s Dave Anthony gives us the inside scoop for this year’s fest.
The Cynicism Cure
A sincere celebration of principled people and the art they produce.
Asghar Farhadi, Donald Trump, and the Art of Unintended Consequences
“The Salesman,” the latest film from the acclaimed director of “A Separation,” offers a timely portrait of people and places on the verge of collapse—and an important reminder of the moral power of art.
The Road-to-Ruin Cure
The things that you want are not necessarily the things that are good.
Bitte, Baby: Riot LA and Comedy in the Age of Trump
Comedy—and particularly political comedy—only reinforces our bubbles. So what?
In Conversation: Nikki Glaser on Trump, Catharsis, and Comedy
The stand-up comedian talks about the possibilities for comedy under the new administration ahead of her appearance at Riot LA.
The Inauguration Day Cure
Prescriptions for coping with your very rational fears.
The Death Cure: Stayin’ Alive
Because 2017 is definitely trying to kill us.
Japanese artist Azuma Makoto turns deconstructed floristry into fine art.
The New Dawn of New Age
How the consciousness-raising movement emerged from the margins to become a predominant force in American pop culture—and where the light might shine next.
Innocent When You Meme: The Best Weird Internet Videos of 2016
Yeah, yeah, we get it. Beyoncé had a good year. But can we get on to the more important stuff now?
Dancing Through the Elements at Day for Night
Houston’s most innovative music and arts festival offers plenty of opportunities to get lost.
Friends with Benefits: Whitney, Sinkane, Rhys Darby, and More on the Year that Was
Our pals from the worlds of music, film, and TV offer their lists for the best of the year.
In Conversation: Thomas Dolby Drops Science Like Galileo Dropped the Orange
After pop stardom, the “She Blinded Me with Science” singer set his sights on the intersection of music and technology.
FLOOD Presents The Year in Art and Culture
Media’s boundaries are more porous than ever, and great artwork abounds. So does weirdness.
The “You Can’t Freeze Time” Cure
Serene entertainments to help draw out what little time we have left.
Breaking: Polly Wales
Besting Tiffany’s and Ivanka Trump at their own game is just another jewel in the crown of the LA-based maker.