American man vs. communist ants.
Is human perception akin to a species-specific user interface?
“Legendary is a show that does a great job highlighting artists and creatives and queer folk with caring attention, rather than crass appropriation.”
She-Ra is about to enter its fifth season, and that’s because it’s good. It’s one of the goodest shows ever produced.
“I see auto-tune playing the same role in hip hop in the last two decades as photography played in art in the 19th and early 20th century.”
“Apparently, as he was making his latest film, Tom Hooper thought a lot about fucking these cats. But only the female ones.”
The strange case of two Holly Gibneys.
When the end of that world is nigh, goths will make the music to dance to.
Sara revisits the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special.
To me, Joker is like a theatrically released omen.
“There’s always a chance to win in horror; there’s always light on the horizon, however distant. We hang in; we keep fighting.”
“I hope you don’t screw like you type.”
“The man pontificates. American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman has an opinion and he has decided that it must be heard.”
World of Tomorrow’s Emilies aren’t quite people . . . They’re one person split in two, and this blurs the line between Self and Other into nonexistence.
“Having all the music in the world readily available has not stopped kids from obsessively playing their favorite songs over and over. And over. And over. And three more times.”
A long running discussion about culture vs. canon between Gavin Craig and Elijah Beahm culminates in a thrilling head-to-head confrontation.
Harry Mackin explores the sound design of suffering in You Were Never Really Here.
We experimented with a different format for this issue of Exploits. Gavin Craig explains.
The preservation of videogames’ short, albeit eventful, history is fraught with challenges, its very value undermined by the industry’s biggest companies
Don’t underestimate the woman who levels you up.
“This is America” has been made into a dire warning for more than just the United States.
What happens when a fiction leaks out into the world and changes it?
Canon is a tricky thing, even for the people making it. Evidence: the new, streamlined Star Wars franchise’s continuity confusion.
“You had better hope that a higher power is ready to someday forgive you, it says, because I am not.”
There comes a point where death is too good for the artist.
Look, we’re all going to die. The real tragedy is that we’ll leave unread books on the shelf when we do. Or is it?
If we must have canons, let’s build our own and blow them up every now and then.