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Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

Breaking down the 2021 Best Picture nominees

The most prestigious award at the Oscars is the Best Picture trophy, and every year, between five and 10 movies compete for the prize. What makes the contest interesting is that there aren’t any set rules about what constitutes a “best” picture. It’s just the movie (for better or worse, depending on the year) that…
How Netflix made Breaking Bad a hit — and why that won’t happen again

How Netflix made Breaking Bad a hit — and why that won’t happen again

Breaking Bad was one of the biggest hits Netflix never made. After old episodes of the drama about high school science teacher and meth dealer Walter White began airing on Netflix, the show got more popular on AMC, its original network. Usually, audiences for TV shows dwindle over time. With Breaking Bad, the opposite happened:…
America at the breaking point

America at the breaking point

In the early years of the Trump era, I was often asked if American politics had been this bad before. I always said the same thing. It has been so much worse. Think of the 1960s. John F. Kennedy Jr. and Malcolm X were assassinated within two years of each other. Martin Luther King Jr.…
Breaking: Target Just Launched 1,800 New Swimsuit Styles

Breaking: Target Just Launched 1,800 New Swimsuit Styles

But since affordability is Target’s bread and butter, they, of course, had to go above and beyond just being price-conscious. Similar to the company’s just-launched activewear brand All in Motion, this momentous drop places emphasis on body positivity and finding the perfect fit for every lifestyle. To showcase that mission, the campaign highlights women of…
Breaking Down BTS Rapper Suga’s Message In Powerful “Interlude: Shadow” Album Trailer

Breaking Down BTS Rapper Suga’s Message In Powerful “Interlude: Shadow” Album Trailer

In the music video, directed by Oui Kim (of the same company who piloted the visuals for Suga's solo work under the name Agust D), Suga stands in a red-streaked hotel lobby surrounded by hooded figures representing his multiple egos and desires: "I wanna be a rap star/ I wanna be the top/ I wanna…
How El Camino captures what Breaking Bad did best

How El Camino captures what Breaking Bad did best

Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can read the archives here. The episode of the week for October 6 through October 12 is Netflix’s feature-film Breaking Bad follow-up, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Of all the…
14 Products Dermatologists Actually Use When They’re Breaking Out

14 Products Dermatologists Actually Use When They’re Breaking Out

Derms spend their days treating skin conditions and concerns, including hyperpigmentation, unwanted signs of aging, and acne. They have access to the best state-of-the-art equipment and medication, and many of them also rely on products available in the beauty department when they're off-duty to keep their skin clear. "Being a dermatologist doesn't make you immune…
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling & Breaking 3 Ribs

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling & Breaking 3 Ribs

Typically, it takes around six weeks for broken ribs to heal and justices are set to return to court on November 26. But if Ginsburg's history tells us anything, her injuries won't keep her away from work for long. In 2012, she also cracked two ribs but continued working as she recovered. And when she…

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