Solange's A Seat At The Table follow-up is nearly finished, will reportedly drop this fall

Solange, the pop artist responsible for 2016's neo-soul masterpiece A Seat At The Table, is the subject of a fascinating, far-ranging new profile in The New York Times. The piece explores her early albums and recent forays into performance art, but it also contains a juicy promise for fans: Her new album is not only…

The New York Times investigates why Donald Trump talks like a straight-to-DVD mobster

Over the course of his brief political career, Donald Trump’s tactics have been generously called “thuggish.” His puffed-up bravado and thinly veiled, clumsy threats directed at opponents are like cheap imitations of the mobster characters of classic cinema. As a citizen it is, to say the least, embarrassing.…

Stephen Colbert asks the "failing" New York Times executive editor about when Trump came calling

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert asked New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet if noted Times critic and foot-stamping baby-man Donald Trump has ever called him personally to complain about the paper’s coverage. “Yes,” responded Baquet succinctly, before admonishing the curious Colbert, “But I’m not going to…

A Spotlight-style movie about The New York Times' Harvey Weinstein exposé is in the works

Though the world may not appreciate hard-working journalists enough, we can always count on Hollywood to highlight important stories about the power of the press, like with Spotlight and The Post just in the last few years. This week, Annapurna Pictures and Plan B have announced another “journalists are the real…

Weird Al wrote a pretty gouda cheese-based crossword puzzle for The New York Times

Bumping himself up a little further from “some-math” to “polymath” this week, beloved parody songster “Weird Al” Yankovic has now added “New York Times crossword puzzle constructor” to his numerous list of titles. Working with the paper’s Eric Berlin and Will Shortz, Yankovic just became the paper’s latest celebrity…

New York Times finally gets around to writing an obituary for Sylvia Plath, 14 other historic women

Today, in honor of International Women’s Day, The New York Times dedicated a substantial number of column inches to an area in which their publication has been lacking: Obituaries for women. As the new interactive feature notes, the Times has published thousands of obits since the paper’s founding in 1851 and “the…

More New York Times corrections should be about the economic troubles of Snake People

Corrections on a news article are rarely ever fun; considering that they’re admissions that someone—probably multiple someones—fucked up on the way to bringing a piece to readers’ eyes, they typically try to walk the line between terse and apologetic. But not always; sometimes a mistake is so weird, or so delightful,…

Vice responds to an in-depth New York Times report into its alleged culture of widespread sexual harassment

The New York Times released the latest in an ongoing series of reports about sexual harassment in the American media today, this time targeting the culture at punk-rock news outlet turned Disney-partnering production giant Vice. The profile—which involved interviews with more than 100 Vice employees, past and…

Nobody seems happy to meet The New York Times' polite Midwestern Nazi

The New York Times briefly switched its motto to “All The News That’s Fit To Piss People Off” today, earning widespread ire for a profile on an Ohio white supremacist that seemed more happy to praise his good manners than condemn his hateful rhetoric. Responses to “In America’s Heartland, the Nazi Sympathizer Next…

NRA clarifies it doesn’t want to “fist” The New York Times

Preaching to a very scary, well-armed choir, the NRA released a video yesterday showing conservative talk show host and commentator Dana Loesch cutting what was basically a wrestling promo, slamming that “old gray hag,” The New York Times. But while we’re basically accustomed at this point to hearing a gun rights…

Explaining David Brooks’ column to a stupid coworker who’s scared of fancy meat

Recently, I discovered a coworker who just has an associates degree holding The New York Times. Instinctively, I understood that they were planning to use it to pee on like a crated Labrador, their two years of junior college slumming clearly leaving them with little working knowledge of indoor plumbing, or where to…