The Downfall Of YouTube’s Biggest Star Is A Symptom Of A Bigger Illness

The schadenfreude over YouTube star Felix Kjellberg’s sudden fall from grace overlooks a much bigger, more insidious pattern of young men testing boundaries in the angriest corners of the internet. This essay is a guest post from the Deputy Editor at Screener, a site for critical writing on television and streaming and the new home…Read more The Downfall Of YouTube’s Biggest Star Is A Symptom Of A Bigger Illness

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How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

What are you thinking? (Reuters/Claudia Daut) Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish…Read more How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

Disbelief, shock, horror, disgust

Last night, I watched The Guardian columnist, Owen Jones walk off a SKY News program, after expressing his disbelief and horror at the refusal of the show's presenter and fellow guest to acknowledge the homophobic horror of the mass murder in Orlando. I agree with him but, while admiring his restraint, would add shock and…Read more Disbelief, shock, horror, disgust