The Hottest New Literary Genre Is ‘Doomer Lit’

The Hottest New Literary Genre Is ‘Doomer Lit’

The genre, which imagines stories and worlds shaped by climate change, is sometimes considered a cousin of science fiction.R. Burgmann, he calls pessimistic fatalism one of the major “paradigmatic responses to climate change in recent fiction.”.

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories

Trigger Warning and Netflix's Love of Host-Driven Stories The confrontational, sometimes Swiftian heart of Killer Mike's show aims to reach common ground by way of unvarnished agitation.

The Year of the Scammer: It’s Not Just Con Artists Anymore

The Year of the Scammer: It’s Not Just Con Artists Anymore

This year, looking at the work of creatives like Glover and Murphy, reading stories like Preston’s, I realized that sometimes a scam isn’t just the only option, but the best one.

The 'Future Book' Is Here, but It's Not What We Expected

The 'Future Book' Is Here, but It's Not What We Expected

Goodnight Stories didn’t emerge spontaneously, though; they began to test it, six months before launching their now famed Kickstarter campaign, using the simplest of internet technologies: email.Crucial Tech for an Author: EmailIn 2014, The New York Times had 6.5 million subscribers to its email newsletters.

Instagram Now Lets You Share Pics With Just 'Close Friends'

Instagram Now Lets You Share Pics With Just 'Close Friends'

Instagram Now Lets You Share Pics With Just 'Close Friends'The photo-sharing platform now offers the ability to post photos and stories that are only visible to a tight circle of followers of your choosing.HotlittlepotatoThere was a time when social media was just for sharing things with your friends.

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms Recast for Modern America

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms Recast for Modern America

"It definitely doesn't look like that now."Related StoriesAnna Goldwater AlexanderGiving a Fresh Eye to a Classic—and Quivery—DessertMichael HardyClose Encounters at AlienCon, Where Ancient Aliens Fans MeetShannon StironeSpace Photos of the Week: A Star Is Born After Gases CrashThis inspired Thomas and artist Eric Gottesman to found the nonprofit For Freedoms in 2016, creating a hub for "artists, arts institutions, and citizens who want to be more engaged in public life." This year, they updated its namesake paintings—with help from Thomas' long-time friend, photographer Emily Shur."It was kind of a no-brainer," she says.

Emmy Endorsement: In Praise of “Barbershop,” the Other Genius 'Atlanta' Episode

Emmy Endorsement: In Praise of “Barbershop,” the Other Genius 'Atlanta' Episode

Still, there’s another Atlanta episode in the Emmy running this year, one so stylistically at odds with “Teddy Perkins” that it proves just how elastic this show can be.Related StoriesPia CeresThe 15 New Fall Shows We're Most Excited AboutJason ParhamHow Atlanta, the Most Innovative Show on TV, Reinvented Itself AgainBrian RafteryI'm Not Here to Make Friends: The Rise and Fall of the Supercut VideoDirected by Donald Glover, and written by nominee Stefani Robinson, “Barbershop” opens with the increasingly fame-wary rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) slumped in a chair, awaiting the arrival of Bibby, his long-time barber.