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Translating the anxieties of classic film noir has proved surprisingly difficult. True Detective couldn’t get over the hurdles of tragic, troubled masculinity to explore identity beyond those parameters, and Sin City and its sequel were more obsessed with reductive, hyperreal versions of its conventions and tropes. But Search Party, the new TBS sitcom created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter, is in the vein of Cold Weather (as well as last year’s...
Novelist Tony Tulathimutte sits at the back of the West Brooklyn, a coffee shop-slash-bar a few blocks south of the Metropolitan-Lorimer stop. It’s the sort of place that he might archly describe in his writing: all perfectly weathered wood and bare lightbulbs in construction-site cages, complete with a little to-go window (the sign, hand-lettered) opening onto the sidewalk. It’s early evening on a Friday—we both get beers. “I’m teaching two fiction writing workshops for Sackett...
Some millennials are not happy being called millennials. Some millennials are wannabe Generation Zs. Some millennials are Generation Catalano. Some millennials are nostalgic. Some millennials are not old enough to be nostalgic. Some millennials are capable of being understood. Some millennials are working in your office. Some millennials are super savers. Some millennials are kept from being rich. Some millennials are shopping. Some millennials are just funny. Some millennials are getting their news from Facebook. Some millennials are not...
If there's one thing we know for sure about Millennials, it's that we don't really know all that much, maybe. Like, we don't even know what exactly is a Millennial, i.e. what year you'd have to be born in to fit into that most talked about of demographics. Because, as per Wikipedia (which, when you think about it, is the most Millennial of websites, seeing as how maligned it is in an absolutely knee jerk, reactionary...

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