Help, I Can’t Stop Watching Floribama Shore

As is usually the case with television shows I love, the gospel of Floribama Shore was preached to me long before I ever considered actually watching it. For nearly a year, friends like Jezebel’s Clover Hope and Megan Reynolds tried to convince me that MTV’s reality series about early twenty-something Southerners who…

Crazy Rich Asians Is Good, Slick Fun

The theater on opening night for Crazy Rich Asians—John Chu’s glittering, tacky, and ultimately satisfying homage to romantic love and money—was full of Asian people, all of whom cheered, whooped, hollered, and audibly awwww-ed for the entire two hours. It was an experience that felt interactive—the first romcom that…

The Art of Comparing Pus to Food, Courtesy of Dr. Pimple Popper

You have to wonder whether Dr. Pimple Popper (née Dr. Sandra Lee) is a sadist. Yes, she has devoted her career to helping the lump-afflicted. Yes, she wields a local anesthetic to numb wherever on the body she goes in to dig. But not only is she unsparing in the gory details of her work, which routinely finds pus…