The Impending Demise of the Best Streaming Service

The Impending Demise of the Best Streaming Service

The Monitor is a weekly column devoted to everything happening in the WIRED world of culture, from movies to memes, TV to Twitter.Maybe Batgirl was always cursed. Joss Whedon abandoned the movie in 2018, a year after he took the helm, saying he “really didn’t have a...
Is Beyoncé’s Renaissance a Sign of the Apocalypse?

Is Beyoncé’s Renaissance a Sign of the Apocalypse?

This week, Beyoncé released her seventh studio album, Renaissance. Soon—if the hidden messages in the album’s various promotional images are correct—the end days foretold in Revelation will come.Or, at least, that’s what some folks believe. Social media has told us...
Sharing Music Rescued My Relationship With My Teenager

Sharing Music Rescued My Relationship With My Teenager

It started by accident. At the suggestion of a friend, I sent my 15-year-old the Belle and Sebastian song “If You’re Feeling Sinister.”“Cool song,” she texted back. “I like it.” It was only five words, but it was the most she’d intentionally communicated to me in...