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Lincoln Michel


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Recent articles by Lincoln:

2020 Is One Great Big George Saunders Story

The MacArthur “Genius” and Booker Prize-winning short story master's work gets so much right about America in the present day. → Read More

Review: "Uncanny Valley" and the Argument for Simply Logging Off

Anna Wiener's memoir "Uncanny Valley" (FSG) traces one person’s journey through the tech euphoria and subsequent alienation of the last decade. → Read More

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the Race to Own Space InsideHook

Peter Ward. author of The Consequential Frontier: Challenging the Privatization of Space, talks about the billionares looking to take over outer space → Read More

Inside the Weird World of Shakespeare Conspiracy Theories

You can’t escape William Shakespeare. You read his plays and poems in school and have seen his works adapted into everything from Disney films (The Lion King) to ’90s teen comedies (10 Things I Hate About You). You probably even quote his phrases like “wild-goose chase,” “green-eyed monster,” and “wear your heart on your sleeve” […] → Read More

America Loves to "Stan" — And That's a Very Big Problem

Stans are everywhere these days. I don’t mean people whose birth certificate says Stanley, I mean “stans”: people who are obsessive fans of celebrities, athletes or other cultural figures. Stan is both a noun (“I can’t deal with these Ariana Grande stans”) and a verb (“I stan Daenerys Targaryen for the Iron Throne!”). One can […] → Read More

10 Insane Ideas That Made Brilliant Books

Literature is serious business. We think of books as storing the ideas of civilization and teaching us about the truths that only fiction can tell. We talk about the “Great American Novel” that can sum up the spirit of a nation and debate which writers best captured the soul of mankind. And that’s all well […] → Read More

The Duchy of the Toe Adam

Welcome to a planet where worshipping the wrong appendage can get you killed. → Read More


This Punk as F—k Thriller Is Streaming on Netflix

If you haven't seen the terrifying 'Green Room,' now's your time. → Read More


Dystopian Masterpiece 'Children of Men' Is on Netflix

And somehow, nearly 12 years since its release, it's even more relevant. → Read More


'The Shining'—Maybe the Scariest Movie of All Time—Is on Netflix

Kubrick's masterpiece is streaming, just in time for Halloween. → Read More

Stoning Our Neighbors to Death Makes the Corn Grow High, and Elitist Liberals Should Stop Attacking This Traditional Value

Since Biblical times, stoning people to death has been a horrible punishment reserved for the worst criminals. But now, in PC liberal America, the ... → Read More


'The Wailing' Is the Spookiest Movie on Netflix

Get ready for Halloween with one of the scariest Korean movies out there. → Read More


One of the Best Horror Films of the Decade Is on Netflix

'The Witch' will get you good and ready for Halloween. → Read More


This Documentary on Netflix Will Make You Love Science

'The Most Unknown' explores the wonders and mysteries of science. → Read More


One of the Best Westerns of All Time Is on Netflix

Clint Eastwood's 'Unforgiven' sought to deconstruct the Western—and won a bunch of Oscars doing it. → Read More


This Netflix Documentary Exposes the Corporate Corruption Running the World

The six-episode show 'Dirty Money' will show you just how much cash rules everything around you. → Read More


The Best Superhero Film You Haven’t Seen Is Now on Netflix

From the director of 'Train to Busan' comes a small-scale action movie that you need to see. → Read More


The Best Coen Brothers Movie Is on Netflix

'No Country for Old Men' confronts the mythic violence of America—and it's eerily relevant today. → Read More


'The Game' Is the Perfect Movie for Our Paranoid Times (and It's on Netflix)

Watch David Fincher's underrated thriller this weekend. → Read More


'Constantine', the Most Underrated DC Comics Movie, Is on Netflix

Keanu Reeves. Demons. Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale as a demon for no reason. What's not to enjoy? → Read More