The year 2021 ended with some sporting news.  Or, it would seem like news, yet it sounded old.  […]

To borrow from our millennial friends, it is very on brand for the Tropics of Meta crew—composed mainly of Gen X Nirvana-loving kids who eat hot Cheetos and drink cold beer—to drop new books in a global pandemic.

I pulled into the garage, took off my helmet, and stepped into the kitchen. Then I was greeted by the enormous smiles and warmth of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs. Nomalizo Leah Tutu.

Frank Herbert’s novel and Denis Villeneuve’s film borrow from Middle Eastern cultures, but what does that really mean?

The history of television, Jeff Bridges, and Amazon’s propaganda machine.

We still can’t stop thinking about how excited Elaine Benes would be that JFK Jr. is coming back.

A conversation about Appalachia, environmentalism, and sound art.

Once derided as cesspools of Reagan-era consumerist excess, the shopping mall somehow became an unlikely sort-of, quasi-public space that is now disappearing.