culture criticism

Feb
04
The Days After Tomorrow

The Days After Tomorrow

On post-apocalypses, the double meaning of "millennial," and the exquisitely trashy Day After Tomorrow.
19 min read
Jul
22
Widow Stories

Widow Stories

The tragedy of Dr. Death. Black Widow's cold war baggage. And what are Marvel's TV shows about, anyway?
19 min read
Jul
01
A Purposeful Grimace & A Terrible Sound

A Purposeful Grimace & A Terrible Sound

Blockbuster East Asian franchises forecast a world on a one-way train to chaotic change.
14 min read
Jun
24
We're All Creatures of Collapse

We're All Creatures of Collapse

It hung over them as it hangs over us: as a memory, as a premonition.
18 min read
Jun
10
Everything's Riverdale

Everything's Riverdale

A fox in the wood spurs thoughts on forests and the worth of trees. Plus: a deep dive into the psychosexual undercurrents of Archie Comics.
18 min read