The Monterey Five are officially starting to lose it, folks! Meltdowns, monologues, and capital-M mothering abound in this week’s episode, “The End of the World,” featuring big lib energy and some of the series’ goofiest writing to date.
To say Taylor Swift is only just now being “political” is about as silly as saying she’s “only” been writing pop songs in the last few years. Swift may be more explicit with her politics (“politics”) now, but every public-facing choice she’s made in her come-up has been a political one, often shrewd and more often…
In a true *chef’s kiss* moment, Amy “Tiger Mom” Chua’s daughter will apparently be clerking for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this fall—one year after Chua wrote a glowing recommendation of the judge in the Wall Street Journal.
There’s a party, it’s tonight, and you want to go. But as with love, timing is everything—arriving at the wrong time, either too early or too late, can be ruinous for a good time. You want to be, and forgive me but this is the term we apparently landed on, “fashionably late.” So when do you leave? If you are plagued…
Say it with me now: (Alleged!) Drama! At! The! View!
Susie Banikarim, editorial director of the company formerly known as Gizmodo Media Group (RIP), is off to find her next great grift. In keeping with tradition, we’re sending her off with an insufficient amount of thanks and praise. Eternal love to Susie.
The L.A. Times reveals milquetoast Mayor Pete’s “eclectic taste in pop music”—skkkkrrtttt, sike!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless you consider loving Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Rage Against the Machine, and Spoon “eclectic”! Although he prefers Cardi over Nicki (correct), we CANNOT trust him for saying Hail to the Thief is his…
This looks...hm. We’ll find out soon enough how good this miniseries (based on the Gabriel Sherman book) about Fox News demon king Roger Ailes is, but I am going to wager a bet that the other Fox News-Ailes adaptation will probably be better! I mean, look at that cast.
Incredible: Splinter’s managing editor, Katherine Krueger, will be on The Majority Report With Sam Seder’s SOTU livestream tonight. She will be joining former Splintie Alex Pareene in “dunking” on the president. Seems cool! Arrange your browser tabs accordingly and put our live blog in one and Katherine in the other.
A selection of unpublished headlines left to rot in Splinter’s drafts folder.
Congrats to supermodel Karlie Kloss and the other Kushner (Josh), who got married Thursday night. Does love conquer all, including marrying into a family stocked with either white supremacists or their enablers? Can’t wait to find out.
Kirsten Gillibrand, perennially listed near the bottom of potential 2020 contenders, continues saying—generally and generically—all the right things in a new interview with New York magazine. But! Notice how she won’t say a bad word about Joe Manchin and Phil Bredesen and how they voted (and would vote) on Kavanaugh.
A year ago today, my brilliant predecessor, Dodai Stewart, announced our little blog’s existence with a rhetorical question that also served as a philosophical one: “What the Hell Is Splinter?” The question could just as easily have been: How (and why) the hell do you start a new website in 2017?
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the sequel(/prequel) to Mama Mia! the world has waited a decade for opened to widespread, universal acclaim* this weekend. Below, four Splinter editors unpack the film’s socialist imagery and its place in the Donald Trump era of filmmaking.
Police evacuated New York’s Liberty Island on Wednesday afternoon after a protester climbed onto the Statue of Liberty following a demonstration by activist group Rise and Resist NYC, who unfurled a banner reading, “ABOLISH ICE” at the base of the statue. Police have arrested the woman, CNN reports.