Oscar Fever Is Making Me Sick

Martin Scorsese Oscars

New piece up at Asylum: If the Oscars Were Honest, starring gobs of Photoshopped movie posters. Sunday is Oscar night, and while that means nothing to anyone who doesn’t read gossip magazines, we still can’t escape their buzz. So we know that the categories and winners aren’t exactly straightforward. As the film industry dislocates its … Read more

Cracked Topic: Japanese Commercials

This was an article about American celebrities doing commercials in Japan. I positioned it as a fun intersection of genius and crazy, but most commercials are bizarre without the intelligibility of full context. I’m pretty glad Cracked sunset this one, and I thought for years about doing a follow-up where American ads look equally bonkers … Read more