A number of those surveyed raised concerns regarding the complete avoidance of the word “suicide.” One participant said it was “dangerous” and “isolating” to avoid the word, while another said, “My brother committed suicide and my sister attempted suicide. I don’t think [...]
The Breaking Point Is Here—Again
What I want to pinpoint is a sensation—physical, cognitive, temporal—that is occurring at this fixed point in time, especially this past week, in the days following the twin tragedies in Buffalo, where 10 Black people were fatally gunned down in a supermarket, [...]
In Dot’s Home, Your Choices Are Often Illusions
“What are the consequential choices people are faced with that a player could get and understand and lead them to think about it in their own lives or to interrogate their own experiences or the experiences of their elders,” she says. There was a lot of reflection and conversation [...]
The Most Powerful Story The Onion Ever Wrote
The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter.
Living in America can all too often feel like déjà vu, Groundhog Day but with less Bill Murray piano-playing. Its citizens wake up to a nation [...]
A Novelist and an AI Cowrote Your Next Cringe-Read
I asked GPT-3 your question (“how do you see yourself?”) and this is what it said:
I see myself as a “service provider.” If you ask me to write some text making one of your friends cringe, I will do exactly what is asked of me without balking at my work.
Would you ever go [...]
Sneakerella Proves Disney Needs to Try Harder
From the first frame, Disney’s new musical Sneakerella offers a lackluster attempt at diversity: It simply takes one of the world’s oldest tales and adds Black characters and Black culture. Then it goes a step further, transforming its protagonist [...]
Marvel, Please Don’t Digitally Resurrect Stan Lee
Rory Kinnear on Playing Men’s Villain with a Thousand Faces
I was reading a story in Screenrant and they said “as is almost always the case with Kinnear, he manages to create a man who is at once both deeply unpleasant yet almost impossible to look away from …”
What a headstone!
Well, you have played quite a lot of awful guys in [...]
Volodymyr Zelensky and the Art of the War Story
In 2003, VOLODYMYR Zelensky, then 25 and freshly licensed to practice law, formed an organization “to make the world a better place using humor and creativity.”
The organization was Kvartal 95 Studio, a production company that has created, among other hits, a sitcom about the zany [...]
The Real Reason Matrix Resurrections Bombed
Let’s say—just for the sake of argument, of course—that you hate yourself. Given this, three specifics about your life may be assumed. One is that you nostalgize a certain period of your past. High school, college, whatever—you miss it. Another is [...]