Friends Didn’t Fuck You Up. You Did It To Yourself.

VICE’s recent article in anti-celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Friends‘ debut is an all-out assault on the now classic TV show that, as much as I hate the term, defined a generation. In the campaign against it, Friends is accused of, among other things, having “a negative impact on our generation” …

The Déclassé Shit Beyoncé Did In Her Early Career That No One Talks About Anymore

It’s pretty much been established by now that Beyoncé has reached the level of perfection in most people’s eyes where they can’t even envision her taking a shit. But let’s think back to a time before visual concept albums and vegan diets. A time when Beyoncé was just another frivolous pop star …

The Academy Shirks Inside Llewyn Davis: Here’s Why

The Academy generally likes to throw people a surprise to trick them into thinking the awards selection process is mildly discerning and unpredictable. However, this year’s decision to exclude Inside Llewyn Davis from the list of nominees seems almost antagonistic toward those trying to actually make an artistic statement with …

What We Learned About Economizing from Carl Weathers on Arrested Development

Carl Weathers taught us a lot on Arrested Development–which is more than one can say for what he taught Tobias Fünke (David Cross) about acting. A frugal, enterprising man, Carl Weathers’ true skill lies not in performance but in perspicacity. His attention to detail allowed him to see potential in things we …