CULTURE

Kanye West’s Obnoxious Divorced Man Energy

The tale of the Divorced Man is always an exhausting one. And in this tale, the only winner will probably be Kris Jenner.

The Divorced Man is one of today’s most fascinating archetypes. He is defined by his need to soothe his wounded ego in a way that’s both pathetic and patriarchal. Let me break it down.

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Jonah Hill, Tom Holland, Machine Gun Kelly, Pete Davidson, and the Art of Duo Dressing

Style icons are stepping out in twos to break the conventions of menswear

The menswear revival is in full swing. As gender expression becomes more playful amongst all genders, people are experimenting audaciously with garments and colors, and silhouettes.

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Kim Kardashian, Black Culture, and the Fickleness of Mainstream Acceptance

The Kardashians are moving on from Black culture and mainstream pop culture is moving on with them

Are Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson a PR stunt? If so, it's working

Over the last decade, aesthetics drawn from hip hop and media became mainstream.

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15 Looks That Saved the 2021 Met Gala

So many disappointments that not even Rihanna could save us.

The Sweatpants. The Converse. I guess this is American fashion

Timothee Chalamet at the Met Gala

Let's just say it: the Met Gala was … embarrassing.

We waited two years, we speculated for months, and then the night finally came and it was disappointing at best, but more aptly described as a horror show of mediocrity and misses. And then we woke up the day after and had to remember that no, it wasn't a dream.

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Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul fight during their exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium on June 06, 2021

(Photo by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images)

For some elusive reason — perhaps because we live in a simulation, the world has already ended, or we are all dreaming this terrible timeline in one collective hallucination — Logan Paul is famous. To add insult to injury, so is his brother, Jake Paul.

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2020 was a strange and strained year in so many ways.

Every aspect of culture has had to adapt to shifting circumstances. But cinema in particular — an institution based on the idea of large groups of people sitting in a tightly-packed room for two hours — had to adjust.

Schedules for both production and release have been continually disrupted, and despite efforts to convince audiences that they can feel safe returning to theaters, most have stayed away — and they are right to. As a result, a lot of great movies fell through the cracks.

The critically acclaimed Minari, for example, only saw a limited digital release for one week, with a theatrical debut scheduled for March. And the much anticipated News of the World is currently screening in theaters — even though Tom Hanks was the first famous face of the coronavirus pandemic.

With that in mind, it was a strange year to review cinema, but these are the best movies that felt safe to see in 2020.

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