SPOILER ALERT: Spoiler Alerts Are Making Us All Stupid

Roger Ebert was a dick. Is, in death, still a dick. Back in 1989, he reviewed, among other things, Dead Poets Society. He gave it two stars—but that’s not the worst of it. The worst of it was this: “The father is a strict, unyielding taskmaster, and the son, lacking the will to defy him, […]

It’s Time To Fear the Fungi

There are plenty of things in this world that might keep you up at night. There’s COVID-19, of course, but if you’re anxious like me you could probably rattle off a very long list of additional fears: getting hit by a car, cancer, being poisoned by an ill-advised gas station meal, getting caught in a […]

17 Best Camera Bags, Straps, Inserts, and Backpacks (2021)

We’ve tested a lot of camera bags. Here are others that we really like but that have been eclipsed by our top picks.  Wandrd Roam 9L Sling for $149: Wandrd’s new sling comes in three sizes: 3, 6, and 9 liters. I tried the latter, and it’s become the pack I carry on all my […]

The Tamagotchi Was Tiny, but Its Impact Was Huge

But importantly, Tamagotchi was also one of the very first video games to be marketed primarily to girls. When consoles like the Nintendo were first released, according to Crowley, they were placed on the shelves exclusively in the boy’s section of Toys “R” Us. With the Tamagotchi, the opposite happened. It challenged the hyper-masculinity that […]