Things Called “Arm and Hammer,” Ranked
Counting off five Hammers that are just so hyped.
The 2017 FLOOD Holiday Gift Guide
Clock’s a-tickin’, but we’ve got you covered.
The Best TV of 2017
Ten shows that kept us watching, through binge and cringe.
The Best Films of 2017
Ten movies that defined the year, for better or for worse.
But What Do They Really Do in the Shadows?: A Brief History of Empathy in Vampire Film
Biography, allegory, and satire give voice to a severely misunderstood entity.
The Coppolas, Ranked
Oscars, Schmoscars. We’ve got the real winners of the family right here.
Reconsidering Rear Window Ethics in TV’s First Golden Age
What we can learn about obsession, voyeurism, and coaxploitation from watching Jimmy Stewart watch TV.
All the Band Shirts Worn by the Baby Anarchist in “GLOW,” Ranked
Ready, steady, go.
Non-Negotiable Casting Suggestions for Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Movie
Crank up the Beach Boys, baby: it’s time to figure this thing out.
The Cynicism Cure
A sincere celebration of principled people and the art they produce.
The Culture of Violence Cure (a.k.a. The Super Bowl Cure)
Sober-minded classics for coping with a day of boozy bloodlust.
The Road-to-Ruin Cure
The things that you want are not necessarily the things that are good.
The Inauguration Day Cure
Prescriptions for coping with your very rational fears.
The “Unqualified for the Job” Cure
Now’s probably a good time to celebrate some people who are actually experts in their chosen professions.
The Death Cure: Stayin’ Alive
Because 2017 is definitely trying to kill us.
The “You Can’t Freeze Time” Cure
Serene entertainments to help draw out what little time we have left.
The Toxic Relatives Cure: Families that Would Never Ruin Your Thanksgiving
Prepare for the worst by spending some time with the very best families in the history of popular culture.
The Desolation Cure: Finding Beauty in the Ruins
Now seems like a good time to remind ourselves of the beautiful things that we have the power to create.