The Decline and Fall of Diet Coke and the Power Generation That Loved It
This is great, on the politics of the silver can
The Pale King.
You just don't get enough great film writing, these days.
This is just some great, palate cleansing writing. Not unlike some grapefruit salad.
A fascinating look at the manic set of the greatest show ever
A short story about getting shot in the face for being a dickhead.
Really interesting story, simply written, about a complicated (and closed) business.
A brilliant history of one of my favourite films, Sweet Smell of Success.
Astonishingly good; one of the best things I've read all year.
On Grailed and what we talk about when we talk about clothes. Interesting take on modern masculinity thru the prism of menswear fetishism.
You already know it's great.
This is great and now I feel much smarter.
Now *this* is how you write about Thomas the Tank Engine.
Now this is how you write about tote bags.
This is really good, on teen girl pop music aimed at grown adult women.
Love Drew Magary, love BBQ.
Good read about tennis and narratives
Interesting essay about the emptiness of snappy maximalism in fiction
A deep dive on the themes of Science Fiction - good but depressing (goes for album and essay)
In a way, the real drama in this show is Jon Snow’s increasingly desperate attempts to die and the creator’s sadistic refusal to allow him the sweet release of death.
I still can't believe this website exists and puts out such amazing pieces every single day.
This is great: on football as a language not everyone can speak
Enjoyed this: it's about soup and youth.
This is good: on teams selling players and buying them back when they're more famous.
Fucking terrifying and comprehensive. Mostly terrifying.
Sobering look at London councils' complete contempt for social housing.
Murakami on jogging being Good and Worthwhile.
Yo, California is wild
Another great piece of writing from Zach Baron. Worth clicking on the OG link too, just for the ace photography.
A rare bit of self-promotion: I did a deep dive on the best episode of television ever, ever, ever, ever.
Finally, someone's brave enough to say it.
Wells Tower with the big, bad, silly, scary, sprawling longread on a small town American conspiracy.
Beautiful, heartbreaking, and just a really good profile of an artist too often thought of as known.
This was absolutely fantastic: storytelling, characters, dialogue, pacing, tone, a deftness of touch when it comes to moralising, great photos... Honestly, just 10/10.
Best/most fun thing I've read in ages.
Charlie learned some shit.
This is absolutely spot on.
Great writing on cancer, coping, and cool pants.
I KNOW/IT'S UP/FOR ME (IF YOU STEAL MY SUNSHINE)
Just gotten around to reading and, excuse me, just gonna fully rip-off this amazing Russ article for the next two years.