My Favorite Websites
I know @sarahramos is only requesting this as a joke but I'm at the airport waiting for my flight so gonna take it seriously.
- •PitchforkThis one is so cliché and obvious but no other music site I can think of consistently reviews 5 albums a day across all genres of music. I do wish they'd review more Top 40 stuff. Their continued "us vs. them" mentality with major label stuff feels a little 90s. There's just as much garbage indie music out there if not more.
- •The DissolveOne of my new favorites from the people that bring you Pitchfork. Unlike them though, these guys put as much thought into reviewing "The Avengers" as they do the latest Dardenne brothers movie and they often surprise me. I also love how they spend a whole week doing pieces about one classic movie.
- •Aquarium DrunkardThese guys only like music that feels like it could have been recorded between 1960-1979 but they always find the best shit. They post mixes of obscure stuff that can only be found on 45s and vinyl and do in-depth interviews with current artists that fit with their aesthetic. They don't update as frequently so you can get away with checking them once a week, which I also like.
- •Gorilla vs. BearKind of hit or miss for me but sometimes they really nail it and I'll discover a new song or band that I'm obsessed with. They also do mixes but their sound is very specific, like what people in the 80s imagined music in the future would sound like.
- •VultureBest website for pop culture stuff I know of right now but open to suggestions.
- •GawkerCan't help myself. A lot of it is garbage but some of it is genius, like the Internet in general.
- •PornHubJust being honest...
- •The Huffington PostLike Fox News but for people who like Obama. Their headlines are often hilariously misleading.
- •The OnionBeen reading this since high school. Still makes me laugh. Their video stuff is also amazing, like "Porkin' Across America!" At least I think that was them...
- •The PlaylistTheir reviews are laughably bad and they're total indie fanboys but they update frequently and compile multiple industry news sources into one feed.
- •HitFixAlan Sepinwall wrote the best "Sopranos" episode recaps of all time and I read his "Mad Men" recaps religiously. Not sure his "GoT" coverage is good enough for me to keep reading but thought I'd throw him on here anyway.
- •Deadline Hollywood:(
- •MacRumorsPretty self-explanatory but you really should check this if you're thinking of buying a new Apple product because they'll tell you if it's about to get an update.
- •NoFilmSchoolGreat resource for low-budget filmmakers or people interested in film technology. They're always posting about the latest drones or telling you how to build a handheld rig for 20 bucks at Home Depot.
- •The Fox Is BlackThis was one of my favorite design blogs for a while but he stopped updating regularly and it makes me sad. I think he got a big job at Disney so good for him.
- •EaterIf you know of a better food blog please let me know. Up to the minute news about restaurant openings and a running list of the best new restaurants in town. Of all the websites I read, this one probably impacts my life the most.