Barb From Stranger Things Is Gucci's Gaudy New Inspiration

Alessandro Michele grew up in the ’80s—the celebrated Gucci designer was born in 1972—so surely he remembers well the gaudiness people had to endure in the form of baubled sweaters and Max Headroom futurism. But this is a dude who never met a gaudy he didn’t like, so welcome to the Spring season of Gucci, which reads…

To Be Clear, Barb From Stranger Things Is Really, Honest-to-Goodness Dead

Barb’s mucky demise on the first season of Stranger Things was, to say the least, a real bummer. In fact, some viewers were so distressed that they hoped—and in some cases convinced themselves—that she wasn’t really dead. Death, while seemingly pretty permanent ~IRL~, can sometimes be cheated in the sci-fi and fantasy…

The Year in Overrated Pop Culture

“A MASTERPIECE” reads the poster of Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea in a font larger than the title. It’s a font so large that the blur of motion doesn’t render it illegible—it’s in, I think, every subway station along New York’s L line, which means I’m confronted at least a few times on most days with “A…

Millie Bobby Brown's Dad Is Maybe Trying to Get Agents to Pay Him for the Privilege of Signing Her

If you’ve watched Stranger Things, you’re familiar with the show’s break-out child stars, including Millie Bobby Brown, who plays the telekinetic Eleven. If you didn’t watch Stranger Things, they probably still look familiar by now. These kids have been on a never-ending press tour that would kill a grown person, and…

Spend the Weekend Feeling Like a Misunderstood '80s Teen With This Stranger Things-Inspired Playlist

If you watched all eight episodes of Netflix’s newest (presumed) hit Stranger Things, there’s a good chance everything you’ve seen or listened to since has felt a little too, oh, contemporary—too painfully 2016. So before the official soundtrack is released (Netflix promises it will happen “soon”), take a gander at a…