Micah Peters, The Ringer

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Micah:

‘Loki,’ ‘Tenet,’ and the Nature of Time Travel

Justin and Micah compare and contrast the time logic in the Disney+ series and Christopher Nolan’s recent film → Read More

Marvel’s ‘M.O.D.O.K’ and the Self-Importance of Superhero Stories

The new stop-motion comedy from Hulu is kind of perfect for a time when hero fare has become a little too involved → Read More

Beyond the Shield: How the Specter of Grief Haunts ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

Since the conclusion of ‘Endgame,’ each Phase 4 project has dealt with loss, recovery, or filling the void in some way. The latest MCU entrant is no different. → Read More

What Makes ‘Invincible’ a Superhero Show for Adults?

Rather than relying solely on shock value, Robert Kirkman’s new Amazon Prime show feels "adult" in the more minor considerations of its characters → Read More

Character Study: Agent 47, the Dignified Death Machine at the Center of ‘Hitman’

Why it’s all too enjoyable to play as the series’ antihero, who is part perfectionist and part sadist → Read More

The Best Songs of 2020

Megan Thee Stallion was everywhere this year, but did she top our list? And what other songs truly mattered during this strange, difficult year? → Read More

‘Lovecraft Country’ Has a Huge Storytelling Problem

The HBO series, which wraps up on Sunday, has tried to cram in too much meaning and character motivation. The results are often muddled. → Read More

‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ Is Harder Than You Remember

The remastered version of the skate-game classic is plenty fun—and plenty humbling → Read More

The Ultimate Cheat Codes: How Does ‘Madden 21’ Lamar Jackson Compare to 2004 Michael Vick?

Jackson’s real-life 2019 surpassed Vick’s best seasons. Can we say the same about the console versions? → Read More

‘Immigration Nation’ Is a Difficult, but Necessary, Viewing Experience

The new Netflix documentary shows the human cost of ICE. There’s a reason why the Trump administration didn’t want you to see it. → Read More

The Beautifully Violent Combat of ‘Ghost of Tsushima’

The new PS4 title out Friday is stunning to look at, gory as hell, and unlike any other game out there → Read More

The Best Songs of 2020 (So Far)

A breakout protest anthem, the perfect quarantine anthem, a Beyoncé-assisted banger, and the other songs we’ve had on repeat during the first half of the year → Read More

The Problem With Trying to Force Protest Music

In the wake of the uprisings stemming from the killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, dozens of new songs have tried to make a statement. But few—if any—have captured the moment. → Read More

Future Recaptures His Dark Magic on ‘High Off Life’

On his new album, the rapper knows exactly what you want to hear and how to say it → Read More

‘Sekiro’ Is an Endlessly Frustrating but Uniquely Gratifying Experience

The case for mastering a maddeningly difficult video game in quarantine → Read More

Tory Lanez Has Turned Quarantine Radio Into One of Our Great Isolation Pastimes

The Canadian rapper and singer broke all kinds of Instagram Live records in the run-up to his latest project, ‘The New Toronto 3’ → Read More

Headie One’s New Mixtape Sounds Like the Future of Drill Music

The U.K. rapper’s collaboration with producer Fred Again is the work of someone trying to be a capital-A Artist → Read More

Knxwledge’s ‘1988’ and Finding Solace in a Beat Tape

The Los Angeles producer’s new album arrives at a perfect moment → Read More

What Was Up With the Mysterious New Donald Glover Project?

A website featuring new songs from Childish Gambino appeared over the weekend as much of America shuttered. By Sunday evening, it was gone. → Read More

Waka Flocka Flame Is a Great Rapper Whether He Knows It or Not

The "Hard in da Paint" MC recently disparaged his own skills, calling himself a "wack rapper." Guess we’ll have to defend him from himself. → Read More