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  1. A Tale of Two Dons: DeLillo's 'Forgotten Memoir' and Novello's Ye...

    Tess Lynch

    Judging by the Amazon reviews ("cleo birdwell, where are you?"; "I was surprised Cleo Birdwell used the language she did in this book"), Don DeLillo was successful in distancing himself from 1980's Amazons: An Intimate Memoir by the First Woman Ever ...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. A Wild-Bug Chase: Cracking Cicada 3301, the Internet's Biggest Pu...

    Tess Lynch

    By now, you may have already heard of Cicada 3301, the Internet puzzle that began its third round last Sunday; then again, you may have skipped past it, and with good reason. Its purpose is vague and mysterious, its difficulty level intimidating, and...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  3. Macaulay Culkin's Band, the Pizza Underground, Releases Its First...

    Tess Lynch

    You can't do something big, like create a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, without taking a few pies to the face. There was the misunderstanding that percussionist/kazoo soloist Macaulay Culkin, with whom you were recently reunited during ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. Real Escape Games: Why Not Unwind by Living Out Your Totally Rela...

    Tess Lynch

    It's too bad The Office's team-building exercise was hatched before mystery rooms, real-life claustrophobic entertainment exercises based on adventure games, became popular. The funhouses (not so fun for the claustrophobically inclined, of course) ha...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. The Blackfish vs. SeaWorld Battle Spills Over Into the Online Bal...

    Tess Lynch

    When you take your child to a zoo or a marine park, you have to engage in a sort of willful ignorance. The "sad kid at the zoo" photo that made the Reddit rounds a few months ago pictures a kid dressed as a monkey, clinging to the closed park's gates...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  6. Paid Date: The Mindy Project Is Advertising on Tinder

    Tess Lynch

    Fox is promoting The Mindy Project on Tinder, the dating app for people in a hurry, with a series of fake profiles for some of its characters (including Mindy Kaling's Mindy Lahiri). It was a polarizing move: On the one hand, it was clever and surpri...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Shia LaBeouf Tweets His Latest Apology to Daniel Clowes ... in th...

    Tess Lynch

    Last year/two and a half weeks ago, Shia LaBeouf ripped off a comic by Daniel Clowes for his short film HowardCantour.com. Remember that? Of course not; the whole point of New Year's is to reboot your brain and empty it of these items to make space f...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  8. SNL, Justin Timberlake, and Jimmy Fallon Wish You a Merry Christm...

    Tess Lynch

    I'll be honest: There's no way I wasn't going to love this Christmas episode of SNL. I'm about to go on vacation, the tree is up, I'm getting new T-shirts, and I already knew before I watched that there was going to be a "Barry Gibb Talk Show" sketch...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  9. Weird Internet Gift Guide: Murderabilia for Your Last-Minute Holi...

    Tess Lynch

    If you celebrate Christmas, you're probably deep in the throes of online shopping right now. Perhaps you're looking for gift ideas for your loved ones. That's dandy. Here's some inspiration, and here's some more. (Shameless plug!) Now you know. But w...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  10. My Eyeball Performance of the Year: Orange Is the New Black's Cra...

    Tess Lynch

    Now more than ever, pop culture is about the small stuff — an obscure TV show, a few notes in a pop song, a tweet. To celebrate a year of micro moments, every day a new Grantland writer will highlight one specific thing — a Big Little Thi...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. Shia LaBeouf Apologizes for Adapting Comic Into Short Film Withou...

    Tess Lynch

    The last time Shia LaBeouf ripped someone off, it was in a chain of leaked emails between himself, Alec Baldwin, and Daniel Sullivan after LaBeouf left Orphans. His uncited source material was an Esquire essay titled "How to Be a Man" by Tom Chiarell...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. The Year in Internet: The Rise of the Hoax Economy

    Tess Lynch

    The paradox of the Internet has always been that it exists ephemerally and also forever. Out of each day's pile of content — Buzzfeed lists, local news stories, photos of the dinners eaten by distant friends, posts like this one — very li...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  13. SNL: John Goodman Gets in the Holiday Spirit in His 13th Hosting ...

    Tess Lynch

    John Goodman took his 13th turn as host on SNL this weekend in the second-to-last episode of the year. While this episode wasn't the strongest (and was the second in a row to feature a joke about whistles — what does it all mean?), it wasn't by...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  14. Then They Came for Our Avatars: The NSA Leaks Just Got (Virtually...

    Tess Lynch

    Yesterday, Time chose its person of the year: the pope, who was, apparently, not the people's choice. Nothing against Pope Francis, of course, but, as The New Yorker’s John Cassidy pointed out when Time released its list of finalists, "even the...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  15. Learning to Accept NBC's Rosemary's Baby Miniseries

    Tess Lynch

    Rosemary's Baby is one of my favorite movies of all time. It plays on all of my biggest fears: intrusive neighbors (maybe without dishwashers) who force you to eat things they've prepared, the plight of struggling actors ("Nobody Loves an Albatross" ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  16. What Will NBC's Follow-up to The Sound of Music Live! Be?

    Tess Lynch

    Ah, you're thinking, Tuesday. A safe distance from last Thursday, when my virtual social world was overtaken with The Sound of Music Live! reactions. A page turned from Friday, when my favorite website, Grantland, ran not uno, but dos brilliant essay...

    Blog | December 10, 2013