News&Politics

Thanking Black People Is Great, Being Better White People Is Better

In the last month or so, my two-year-old daughter has become a relentless and shameless “thank you” bomber striking from all angles. If my wife hands her a bottle of milk, “Thank you, mommy!” will come immediately after she clutches it. And then again after she’s taken the first sip, where she’ll dramatically pause, sayContinue Reading “Thanking Black People Is Great, Being Better White People Is Better”

News&Culture

Why 2017 Was a Year About Buying the Same Video Games Over and Over Again

Today, you can buy Okami, one of the most celebrated games of its generation, on your Playstation 4, Xbox One, or PC. Not including its original 2006 release as one of the last great games on the Playstation 2, this marks the third time Okami has been re-released: first in 2008 on the Nintendo Wii,Continue Reading “Why 2017 Was a Year About Buying the Same Video Games Over and Over Again”

News&Culture

Playing ‘The Sims’ Is Better Meditation than Meditation

In 2006 George Saunders wrote, of “The Incredible Buddha Boy,” who had allegedly been meditating without food or water for seven months: “It seems impossible he’s not dead. He looks made of stone, utterly motionless, as impervious to the night as the tree he appears to be part of. Can I see his breath? IContinue Reading “Playing ‘The Sims’ Is Better Meditation than Meditation”

Style

Gucci and Dapper Dan Are Officially in Business

Back in May, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele found himself the subject of some snippy online chatter—and just as quickly turned a potential problem into a genuinely exciting solution. While showing Gucci’s Resort 2018 collection—one of those between-seasons collections stuffed with new luxury wares tasteful rich ladies love, like caftans and gigantic hats—Michele marched aContinue Reading “Gucci and Dapper Dan Are Officially in Business”

Style

G-Eazy Is H&M’s Next Big Collaborator

It’s a heady time to be G-Eazy. This week, the 28-year-old rapper kicks off a North American tour to promote his just-dropped album The Beautiful & Damned (yes, it’s inspired by the Fitzgerald novel). Earlier this fall, G-Eazy and fellow musician Halsey announced their relationship through a series of Fashion Week cameos and steamy InstagramContinue Reading “G-Eazy Is H&M’s Next Big Collaborator”

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The Best Bubbly Drink for Every Holiday Party Scenario

Welcome to December! We’re in the full swing of mandatory festivities. Are you tired yet? Is your velvet blazer holding up? How’s your skin looking? Do you feel like you wake up every morning thoroughly exhausted thanks to a combination of schmoozing, unlimited passed appetizers, and champagne? Well, it’s not over, and perhaps you haveContinue Reading “The Best Bubbly Drink for Every Holiday Party Scenario”