Topic: Media & Entertainment

What the ‘Keep Scrolling’ Meme and Traumatic TikTok Trend Mean

TikToks detailing traumas, or sharing tips ‘only for women,’ have sparked a voyeuristic new trend

Ford Is Making New Broncos; Mockumentary John Bronco Has Its Ideal Pitchman

John Bronco—Hulu's new sub-40-minute mockumentary about a "lost" "Ford pitchman"—is a good idea, well-executed. What if you took the competent-idiot Southern charm of Justified's Boyd Crowder,...

Meet the 24-Year-Old Who’s Tracking Every Broken McDonald’s Ice-Cream Machine in the US

I, for one, am very thankful.

Influencers Are Buying Empty Shopping Bags to Pretend They're Rich

Clout-chasing makes reselling the used, disposable bags, a surprisingly lucrative line of work.

Lightreads: ‘I’m Just Coasting’ — On the Video That Gave 2020 Some Joy

Nathan Apodaca was commuting to work from his trailer after his car broke down when everything just drifted into place

RoboCop vs the RoboCop Remake: What They Say About the Future

The 1987 original and 2014 versions differ in telling ways

It’s Time for the Movie Studios to Step in to Save the Movie Theaters

And not just Disney, but the newer players too: Amazon, Apple…

Economics of the Halloween Pop-Up Costume Store

Here by Labor Day, gone by November. How do they work?

If You're a Woman or Person of Colour in Hollywood, There's Bad News About the TV Industry

Women and people of color have made strides in the television industry on camera, but they still have a ways to go behind it.

Everything Wrong: Indiana Jones Archaeology

An international team of experts helped me uncover how the 1984 film totally blew it — from monkey brains to Indy’s whip

When Was a Word First Used in Print? Time Traveler by Merriam-Webster

See which words were first recorded in 2015. Or search for other words by the year when they were first used.

This Is CNN’s ‘Doomsday Video’ for Apocalypse Coverage

The end of the world has a soundtrack, thanks to CNN. An ex-intern supposedly unearthed a long-rumored video that CNN founder Ted Turner vowed to broadcast in the event of an apocalypse scenario....

Top Gun's Jacket to Pretty Woman's Boots: Film Memorabilia Auction Highlights

Hundreds of rare props and costumes from more than 350 films, including Alien, Batman and Gladiator, will be going up for auction in early December

Now You Know: How did the Zapper Work?

The Duck Hunt gun, officially called the NES Zapper, seems downright primitive next to today's technology. But in the late '80s, it filled plenty of young heads with wonder.

The Best Alternative Streaming Services, From Anime to Arthouse

Crunchyroll or Funimation? Acorn TV or BritBox? The Criterion Channel or Mubi? Go beyond Netflix and Hulu with our guide to niche streaming platforms.

Four Wall Street Businessmen Ordered a $2000 Bottle of Wine, and Didn't Notice the Difference When They Received a...

Leveling Up: Can Video Games Treat Mental Illness?

Contrary to old misconceptions, video games may actually be helping your depression.

An Ode to the Mute Button

A button can't solve any of our current crises, but it’s a vital escape hatch — not away from our lives, but back into them.

The Case for Shaming Influencers for Not Social Distancing

Wear a mask or face Gen Z's painfully targeted wrath.

Netflix Is Creating a Problem by Canceling TV Shows Too Soon

Netflix is killing its most interesting shows in their infancy, and it could be the streaming giant's downfall.

How Much Do You Really Miss Going to the Movies?

Amid concerns about the future of theaters, remember that the past wasn’t always glorious. This is the moment to rethink what we want at a cinema.

Arts Workers Who Had to Find New Jobs

In undertaking, you get to drive luxury cars’

In Pictures: Behind the Scenes With Ridley Scott

On set with Ridley Scott, the prolific British director of films such as Alien, Blade Runner and Gladiator

The Fruits and Vegetables Used to Create Gory Horror Movie Sounds

After a chat with foley artist Ronnie van der Veer, it's hard to look at leeks the same way.

Home Alone Mask

Modeled by none other than the star of Home Alone

Van Morrison Shares ‘No More Lockdown,’ the Third and Final in His Series of Aggressively ‘Anti-Lockdown Protest Songs’

Please stop.

The Entire Mallrats Cast Will Return for Sequel

Kevin Smith is excited about getting to work on ‘Mallrats 2,’ which is heading to a 2021 production start.

Thanks to TikTok, Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" Hits #2 on the Charts

A viral TikTok video has Fleetwood's Mac's "Dreams" back near the top of the charts, 43 years after its release.

New In-Browser Game for Vivaldi Offers Cyberpunk Fun

A game hidden in Vivaldi v3.4 is adding “pixel-perfect” 8-bit cyberpunk action to your browsing sessions. The game, which appears when you type “vivaldi://game” in the browser’s URL field, pits a...

Meet the 17-Year-Old Leaking Music From Some of the World's Biggest Rappers

He explains how he gets unreleased tracks and sells them for thousands.

62 of the Best Documentaries of All Time

The idea of what a documentary is has shifted according to what has—and hasn’t—been possible during the past hundred years. But the artistic preoccupations of their creators have not changed...

The Best Journalism of the Decade — Worth Reading and Arguing Over

The Hydraulic Press Channel Is the Internet Sensation of Our Time

We spoke to the creative minds behind the channel about the human need to destroy.


Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015

Baby Yoda Without Its Robe!

I'm not sure if I want to see this

Silence of the Lambs house for sale

Lotion in every room?

How “Am I the Asshole?” Created a Medium Place on the Internet

The famous subreddit started as a forum for one man to ask about his workplace behavior. Seven years later, it’s become a place where millions of people discuss good, bad, and everything in...

The True Story Behind the Worst Video Game Ever Made

In 1982, Shannon was 7 years old. Back then, she loved two things above all else: video games and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. And so, when...

Inside the Strange New World of Being a Deepfake Actor

There’s an art to being a performer whose face will never be seen.

How Hollywood Got From New Jersey to Los Angeles - Cheddar Explains

The sunny skies, warm weather, and diverse landscapes of Los Angeles allow for filming whatever, and whenever. But did you know the movie capital of the worl...