Justin Charity, The Ringer

Justin Charity

The Ringer

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • The Ringer
  • Complex
  • First We Feast
  • Business Insider
  • The Awl

Past articles by Justin:

A Critical Reevaluation of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ 10 Years Later

The final entry of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy was reviewed decently upon release, but with time it’s developed a slight but unmistakable air of disfavor → Read More

The ‘Star Wars’ Prequel Renaissance Has Begun

After enduring two decades of mockery, George Lucas’s prequel trilogy is now in vogue with the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi → Read More

The Steam Deck Is an Open-Ended Question About the Future of PC Gaming

Valve’s new handheld console is a game-changing proposition. It’s also a bit of a dare. → Read More

‘Donda,’ Kanye West, and the Strange Revisionism of His Celebrity

Kanye West has always been a zealot, yet his crude heroism now strikes many listeners as antagonism. Why now? → Read More

What’s in a Nicktoon? How Nickelodeon Developed Its Eclectic Animation

Throughout the ’90s, Nick showcased a wide variety of animation styles, yet everyone recognizes the network’s common signatures. Why? → Read More

‘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

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Never Took Its Protagonist Seriously

The Marvel Cinematic Universe wanted Sam Wilson to become Captain America, but did ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ ever believe that he deserved to be? → Read More

Contrary to Popular Belief, There Is Human Character Drama in Godzilla

It’s tempting to write off the Godzilla movie series as nothing more than a collection of big, dumb action blockbusters. But that hasn’t always been the case. → Read More

Unlike the MCU, the Snyder Cut Takes Its Characters Seriously

Too often, the social dynamics between Marvel’s heroes are reduced to buddy-buddy banter. ‘Justice League’ shows that, actually, this whole coming-together-to-save-the-world thing takes a genuine toll on interpersonal relationships. → Read More

Big Tech Closes Ranks on the Internet’s Loudest Troll

What does it mean to deplatform a president? → Read More

Anthony Fauci Was America’s Voice of Reason in 2020

The federal government’s foremost infectious disease expert embodied the pandemic response that many wish the Trump administration had mounted and inspired the civic confidence that many wish the country’s political institutions could muster → Read More

Joe Biden Has Defeated Donald Trump in the Presidential Election

After a prolonged vote count, Biden is the next president of the United States. What does his victory teach us? And what happens next? → Read More

Confidence at the Ballot Box, and Beyond

America’s future will be determined on Election Day → Read More

The Day After the Election

The election will choose a new president. It won’t improve America’s political culture. → Read More

The Republican Convention Is a Telethon for Trump’s True Believers

Whatever reservations and restraints the Republican Party once imagined it might impose upon Trump are nowhere to be found at the 2020 Republican National Convention → Read More

Joe Biden Takes the Party to His Bunker

With the Democratic National Convention going remote, Biden is trying to unite a fragmented party on his terms, for better or worse → Read More

We Don’t Live on Campus. We Live on the Internet.

Conservatives and old-school progressives blame liberal arts colleges for millennial skepticism about free speech. But there’s a larger culprit—the internet. → Read More

Gen Z’s Generational Challenge

Two weekends ago, Donald Trump hosted a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Reportedly, “K-pop stans and TikTok teens” sabotaged the event. “TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music groups claimed to have registered potentially hundreds of thousands of tickets for Mr. Trump’s campaign rally as a prank,” The New York Times reported, tracing the viral stunt to K-pop fan accounts on Twitter that… → Read More

Joe Biden Won’t Beat Donald Trump. America’s Malaise Will.

Trump’s assault on the establishment carried him to the presidency. It will not win him a second term. → Read More

The Studio Ghibli Syllabus

Many of the best movies from the Japanese animation studio are streaming on HBO Max. Here’s a crash course on the deep, masterful catalog from the studio cofounded by Hayao Miyazaki. → Read More