In the ongoing hall-of-mirrors-that-have-James-Franco’s-face-in-them that is the life of James Franco, the actor has recently stepped up his efforts to challenge people on their opinions regarding his sexual identity—specifically, the opinion that they don’t particularly care about James Franco’s sexual identity. Apathy is the one true Achilles’ heel for James Franco, who requires constant attention for his art that is mostly about how difficult is to have everyone paying attention to him. And so he’s undertaken several projects of late that force the viewer to confront their feelings about James Franco’s sexual habits, as well as to fake having those feelings in the first place. While that’s included social media experiments in which he flirts symbolically with teenage girls, the longest ongoing project from the mayor of Gay Town has been his attempt to convince others that he is gay—gay being the most artistic of sexualities. … [Read more...] about James Franco releases plagiarized paintings of a naked Seth Rogen
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Trying to define television in the 2010s has proven just as great a task as keeping up with the surge in series, which crested in 2018 with 495 scripted shows. The plethora of options—not just in series, but platforms, including upstarts turned streaming elders Netflix and Hulu—makes it nearly impossible to neatly summarize the mood or even mode of this era of TV. Was it just a continuation of “The Golden Age of TV” from the previous decade, or was the epoch of beyond-abundant programming rightly summarized by the moniker “Peak TV” (a term has already been amended by its creator)? Along with “Peak TV,” phrases like “Netflix original” and “cord-cutting” and “second screen” entered common usage, further demonstrating just how much the landscape (and lexicon) had changed. But as the rise in reboots showed, what was old became new again: The anthology series, that old standby, got a facelift from the … [Read more...] about The 100 best TV shows of the 2010s
If there's been a bright side for Sandra Bullock during this bizarrely long spell of public interest in her dickwad husband, it's that her own reputation has mostly been spared. But can it survive the Nazi picture? Advertisement And more to the point, should it? Don't get me wrong: I am in no way suggesting that a wife is responsible for her husband's behavior. I'm not even saying Bullock must have known; just as it's possible for women not to realize their husbands are cheating or married to other people or, say, responsible for multiple murders, it's surely possible to miss the signs that your partner is, if not an active neo-Nazi, the kind of twisted asswipe who finds humor in taking photos that suggest he is. But at some point, don't you have to wonder? Advertisement Of course, Bullock's not answering questions at the moment, so all anyone can do is speculate. And many wise people will tell you that speculating about someone's personal relationships and proclivities when … [Read more...] about What Did Sandra Know About This Nazi Stuff?
For our first Livehacker event, we hosted an evening with therapist, author, and podcast host Esther Perel, divorce lawyer James J. Sexton, and multi-talented performer Donald Shorter, Jr. We had posed this question to our guests: “How should a man be?” Their exploration of this topic was as entertaining as it was illuminating. Listen to The Upgrade above or find us in all the usual places where podcasts are served, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, and NPR One. Please subscribe, rate, and review! Advertisement Discussed in This Episode How men behave in conflict Why men have a harder time discussing heartbreak and disappointment than they do anger Why angry, hurt men are a public health concern What Donald Shorter learned the first time s/he stepped outside in drag How the question “How should a man be?” becomes “How should I be?” Why it’s time for men to rethink their identity as a group The Incel … [Read more...] about Hear Esther Perel Discuss Manhood, Live in Conversation at Lifehacker HQ