• Julian Towers

    the year with no host

    February 22, 2019
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    It seems disastrous: For the first time in three decades, the Oscars will be presented without a host. While terrible choices are, to some extent, a conceptually necessary element of the Academy Awards—a ceremony that routinely honors the dubious likes of Sam Smith, Jared Leto, and Harry and the Hendersons—2019’s decision to ditch the emcee […]

    what’s coming after that?

    February 1, 2019
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    Because we live in a malicious free market economy and I have decided to make my living in print media, I find it therapeutic to imagine that all rich people are secretly miserable. If Gossip Girl taught me anything, it’s that you can’t locate happiness in the diamond section of Vera Wang (or whatever they […]

    why all lists are garbage

    December 6, 2018
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    I don’t watch TV or go on Tumblr, so excuse me if this is mansplaining. But I’ve noticed that it has become common for people who love show “X” or enjoy band “Y” to excitedly describe themselves as “X obsessives” or “Y nerds.” I find this bewildering. To me, “nerd” has always had a very […]

    Editor’s Note: November 16th 2018

    November 18, 2018
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    Here at post-, we’re completely sick of Thanksgiving. By now, everyone knows what’s going to happen: footballs will get kicked, racist histories will go unaddressed, and those stupid belt-buckle hats will continue to be a fashion disaster. We think the holiday has grown sterile, trenched and predictable in its repetitive ways. What you call respect […]

    why i left new york

    November 9, 2018
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    hard-boiled romance My freshman year of college, I would schlep down to New York City once a month to see a boy from high school. We had a great time going to the Met and eating oversized pizza. By the start of sophomore year, however, my trips had become more of a chore than anything […]