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Recent articles by Joshua:

The 8 Can’t-Miss Video Games of Summer

The loose summer schedule means there’s more room for last-minute arrivals, indie titles (which can arrive at any time) to steal the spotlight, and the occasional Beyoncé-style drop of a new game you can play right away. → Read More

The Best Video Games of the Year (So Far)

Whether they feature workplace bumbling, demon slaying, or parcel delivering, these 10 games couldn’t have come at a better time. → Read More

With Final Fantasy VII Remake, Video Games Have Their Last Jedi Moment

Final Fantasy VII Remake is not a modern production of Final Fantasy VII, but a struggle against Final Fantasy VII, a work that turns the subtext of taking creative liberties with a remake into text. → Read More

One Day at a Time Is Still The Funniest Show About Simply Surviving

In its fourth season, the ex-Netflix sitcom is more than just comfort TV—though it's extremely good at that, too. → Read More

In Workplace Comedies Like Mythic Quest, Even the Dream Jobs Are Awful

Labor, like comedy, is tragedy plus time. It’s true in workplace comedies of all stripes, from Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet to Superstore to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. → Read More

What to Know About The Witcher If You Know Absolutely Nothing About The Witcher

Netflix’s The Witcher is a show a lot like its protagonist Geralt of Rivia: large, rugged, and not fond of explaining a damn thing. Here’s a handy guide to the show, the characters, what’s worth paying attention to, and the stuff you can ignore. → Read More


Parasite May Be 2019’s Best Film: Review

In director Bong Joon-ho's new must-see movie Parasite, one family scams their way into working for another, and things spiral from there. → Read More


Stop Bingeing and Watch All TV Like It's Network TV

You can still channel surf in the streaming age and have a great time if you just believe in yourself. → Read More


'Los Espookys' Will Haunt 2019 as the TV Comedy to Beat

The HBO six-episode show wraps up its first season tonight. → Read More


The Lion King Review: Out of the Uncanny Valley

Disney's new reboot of 'The Lion King' stars Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, and more. → Read More

A Peek Into a Future When the Border Wall Is Built and the 1 Percent Get Away With More Than Just Murder

Fernando A. Flores’s debut novel, Tears of the Trufflepig, is unlike any border story you’ve read before. → Read More


Bradley Whitford Will Save Us From the Monsters

Bradley Whitford, who appears onscreen in 'Godzilla: King of Monsters,' has a knack for playing characters that understand their power and privilege. → Read More


'Avengers: Endgame': The Spoiler-Free Review

A deep dive on 'Avengers: Endgame'—the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's myth-building—for those who've seen the movie. → Read More


Rob Delaney Works Through Catastrophe So We Can All Be Better

The final season of Delaney's uncompromising show Catastrophe put a period on a heavy few years for the actor. As he shows, comedy can't always be pretty—but it can be a start to something bigger. → Read More


Review: 'Dumbo' Flew So Disney Could Burn

'Dumbo,' the strangest Disney film yet, sets fire to the very idea of Disney, even as the company becomes increasingly fireproof. → Read More


'Jane the Virgin': TV's Most Ridiculous, Beautiful Show Gets Ready To Say Goodbye

There's nothing like 'Jane the Virgin,' and you should catch up before its big goodbye. → Read More


Watching How 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Came Together Is as Fun as the Movie Itself

2018's Oscar-winning animated film feels like a miracle, and dipping behind the scenes shows you why. → Read More


'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' Review: Why I Love Games That Kick My Ass

Maybe shadows do die twice but I die... a lot. → Read More


'Us' Review: We Should All Be Scared of Ourselves

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' follow up is a more ambitious, scarier film that you'll want to talk about with everyone. → Read More


The New Monster in the ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Trailer Is Actually Puberty

The hit Netflix show returns when it’s summertime in Hawkins, Indiana, and things are getting...awkward. (But also, still scary.) → Read More