The Cicadas Are Coming. Let’s Eat Them!

Why not embrace Brood X as the free-range, sustainable source of protein that it truly is?

Made for Love, Handmaid’s Tale, and the Trap of Dystopian TV

When failure is the only option, characters—even beloved ones—are left with no place to go.

Netflix’s Marriage or Mortgage Is Maddening

The streaming service's latest glossy reality show is so ill-suited to the present moment, you might…

The Next Frontier of the NFT Gold Rush: Your Tweets

Crypto art is huge right now—and it’s moving far beyond digital images.

The ****** Hornets Nature Doc Disguised as a True-Crime Show

Attack of the ****** Hornets plays out like a spooky ****** mystery. But the insects are…

‘Lapsis’ and the Rise of Gig-Economy Sci-Fi

Like 'Sorry to Bother You,' Noah Hutton’s feature debut uses genre to **** the callous excesses…

Two Paths for the Extremely Online Novel

Lauren Oyler's Fake Accounts and Patricia Lockwood's No One Is Talking About This ask the same questions about the internet.…

The Wilds Is Lost With Whip-Smart Teen Drama

Like its spiritual predecessor, Amazon’s new show is full of secrets. Unlike it, the series doesn’t…

My Quest to Survive Quarantine—in Heated Clothes

Cold weather ***** even more when a pandemic makes it nearly impossible to socialize inside. But…

The Race to Preserve the DC Mob’s Digital Traces

The pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol livestreamed their actions. As social media platforms scramble…