Podmass snubs the patriarchy this week with dispatches from women in comedy, craft brewing, and music

FriendsLikeUs has long been a gem of podcasting, providing women (and particularly women of color) a place to sit down and unapologetically discuss their lives in the world of comedy. These conversations are often quite frank, touching as much on the issues of the day as the minutiae of the stand-up scene and all with…

Someone built a robot to find Waldo, sparing humanity thousands of hours of fruitless searching

Oh, Waldo. You bobble-hatted, cane-wielding, candy-cane-looking fuck. How you’ve taunted us across the years, with your smug little smile, your adventurous spirit, your ability to blend into overcrowded settings despite the fact that you dress like Santa Claus’ nerdy little nephew. How far have you set humanity back,…

Holy shit, the identity of mysterious airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper may have been solved

Everybody has at least a mild interest in true crime stories these days, but those tend to revolve around horrifying acts of violence or chilling mysteries about people who have disappeared and left heartbroken families behind. One kind of true crime story that doesn’t get nearly enough attention, meanwhile, is…

Mark Hamill thinks Carrie Fisher should replace Trump on the Walk of Fame 

The late Carrie Fisher was the opposite of Donald Trump in nearly every way—witty, empathetic, self-aware, and, most importantly for the purposes of this particular sentence, unconcerned with having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For as we point out every time this particular piss-stained stretch of Los Angeles…

Twitter refuses to ban Alex Jones, says a bunch of words while failing to justify it

Confirming its status as the social media platform where propagating conspiracy theories that hound the families of school shooting victims out of their homes won’t get you banned, but pretending to be an Italian Elon Musk will, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey refused to give in to peer pressure—the coolest kind of…

Spotify yanks some, but not most, of Alex Jones' shows off its platform

Spotify has just become the latest online media hosting service forced to reckon with its responsibilities re: the propagation of hate speech, with the platform announcing today that it’s pulled some—but not all—of its episodes of Alex Jones’ Infowars off of its servers. (At present, there are still 613 episodes of…

Mandy Moore breaks down teen superstardom on We Need To Talk About Britney 

“Iconic” is a word people often use to describe the music of James Bond. Like the clothes, cars, and gadgets of the early films, John Barry’s original 1960s arrangements feel like immutable elements of the franchise’s titular character. It just isn’t Bond if you don’t hear that certain chord progression. In the second…

Seth Rogen is now the voice of Vancouver's transit system

It’s always a little terrifying when something from Twitter makes its way into the real world, but the city of Vancouver has proven that not all social media interactions result in negativity—though 99 percent of them still do. After Vancouver’s TransLink transit network decided to pull an advertising campaign with…