How Madame Web Connects to the Spider-Man Cinematic Multiverse

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Madame Web. Three Spider-Man movies are hitting theaters in 2024, but none of those three movies are actually about Spider-Man—or even feature the friendly neighborhood web-slinger as a character at all. Madame Web, which is now in theaters, is an entry in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, a collection of films … Read more

The Story Behind Netflix’s Docuseries Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul

Adaptations in Hollywood are nothing new, but they’ve been at the center of many of this year’s biggest pop-culture conversations. Any intellectual property seems up for reimagining, from books to toys to video games. There are many reasons behind their appeal to studios, among them that they tend to come with built-in audiences—but as I … Read more

A New TikTok Trend Using Bella Hadid’s Voice Is Normalizing Disordered Eating

A viral new TikTok trend using audio of model Bella Hadid’s voice has raised concern online for normalizing disordered eating and making light of eating disorders. The audio, originally taken from a video of Hadid from an i-D cover shoot, features the model’s voice saying, “My name, my name is Bella Hadid.” While it was … Read more

Why We Can’t Stop Reading Colleen Hoover’s Trauma-Filled Novels

Colleen Hoover fans—a passionate group of readers who call themselves the CoHort—are preparing to be emotionally walloped. On Oct. 18, Hoover will publish It Starts With Us, the long-awaited sequel to 2016’s It Ends With Us. While her two dozen novels are mostly romances, Hoover specializes in the type of book that practically demands a … Read more