Heather Rushworth

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Watch Louis C.K. Chat for Half an Hour About Comedy, Parenting, and Failure

Louis C.K. was on <i>Charlie Rose</i> earlier this week, and yesterday the show put the interview online. After an awkward opening in which Rose asks C.K. …

'The Matrix' Is Dated and Embarrassing

It's accepted that the sequels suck, but try watching the original "classic" again and realize that the nu-metal soundtrack, new age-y philosophizing, and leather fetishizing render the film a hideous anachronism of a time we all wish we could forget.<p><i>Photo via Wikipedia Creative Commons</i><p>March 31 …

Blade Runner

Advertising Has Destroyed the Landscape in West Hollywood, but We Can Fix It

All we need to do is be a little less enamored with naked capitalism.<p><i>The unveiling of a new billboard in West Hollywood. Photo by the author</i><p>Bleach-blond women on stilts waving oversized fans motioned me up the stairs to the second-floor balcony above the burger joint so I could get a better view of …

How Poor Young Black Men Run from the Police

An excerpt from Alice Goffman’s 'On the Run.'<p><i>Photo by Hill Street Studios/Matthew Palmer</i><p><i>Alice Goffman is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose book,</i> On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City <i>(out this month on University of Chicago Press), has been</i> …

For Horny Hypebeasts, Popping an Air Max Bubble Is the Ultimate Climax

In the sneaker-destruction community exists a group of people who get off on videos of people popping the air pocket on their Air Max sneakers. The videos, which are mostly shared on YouTube, start in a variety of ways but always end with the same...<p>Sneakerheads are among the most passionate …

James Franco on 'The Bling Ring' and Celebrity Culture

How we feel about fame, what we’re willing to do to achieve it, and why we even want it, is a topic both fascinating and insidious. James Franco contemplates if the Bling Ring teens are just today's punks?<p>How we feel about fame, what people are willing to do to achieve it, and why anyone even cares …

Survey Says: Journalists Are Old White Cowards

A new study shows that the press isn't as fearless or adversarial as it should be.<p><i>Noted white man Donald Rumsfeld gives a press conference to a bunch of other white men at the beginning of the Iraq War. Photo via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Today's typical journalist is an unhappily middle-aged white male who …