Jarrett Fuller

Culture

05/20/2022

Thermae Romae Novae

Enjoying an anime about Roman and Japanese bath houses.

04/29/2022

Public vs. Private

Elon Musk taking Twitter private won’t solve its problems.

01/05/2022

Movies Watched, 2021

A list of every movie I watched in 2021.

01/04/2022

Books Read, 2021

A list of every book I read in 2021.

12/13/2021

Favorite Essays of 2021

A quick list of some of the best things I read this year.

12/08/2021

Favorite Albums of 2021

A look at the music that sustained me over the past year.

11/24/2021

They’ll Tell the Story of Tonight

Looking at Lin-Manuel Miranda's interest in legacy in both Hamilton and tick, tick...BOOM!

09/01/2021

The Collaboration and Vulnerability of Big Red Machine's New Album

On their sophomore album, the band smartly balances expansiveness and intimacy

07/01/2021

Favorite Albums of 2021 (So Far)

Some favorite albums from the first half of the year

05/07/2021

Breeders subversively mines the paradoxes of parenting

How the FX comedy turned a traditional sitcom into a profound meditation on raising children.

02/10/2021

The Mandalorian and the Pitfalls of Star Wars Fan Service

I was tricked into liking the new Disney+ Star Wars show. Until the finale.

02/08/2021

Winter 2021 Playlist: Another Kind of Life

The third addition to my annual winter playlist series mixes ambient, folk, and post-punk songs.

01/05/2021

Movies Watched, 2020

A list of every movied I watched in 2020.

01/04/2021

Books Read, 2020

A list of every book I read in 2020.

12/16/2020

Favorite Albums of 2020

Thinking about the music, both new and old, that made up my soundtrack for this strange year

07/21/2020

Haze Valley / Acoustic Daydream

Two summer playlists to capture the feeling of summer.

04/10/2020

In the Zone

Thinking about Tarkovsky, Teju Cole, and art in the time of quarantine

02/06/2020

Winter 2020 Playlist: A Ship Out to Nowhere

Sometimes I think winter in New York is my favorite New York. Here’s a soundtrack for walking through the city.

01/13/2020

Netflix keeps design ‘Abstract’

The design docuseries wants to show you cool images but doesn't have much to say.

01/07/2020

Movies Watched, 2019

A list of every movie I watched in 2019.

01/06/2020

Books Read, 2019

A list of every book I read in 2019.

12/15/2019

Favorite Essays of 2019

Some of my favorite writing from the last year.

12/09/2019

Top 10 Albums of 2019

Favorite music from the last year

10/03/2019

Fall Playlist: Heroes and Ghosts/Graveyards and Buildings

A seasonal playlist. Perfect with sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes

06/30/2019

The surprising empathy of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction

Thinking about the evolution of David Letterman.

06/17/2019

On Podcasts

Thinking about the evolution of my listening habits and interests.

03/26/2019

AppleTV+ and HBO vs. Netflix

I don't want Apple to be more like Netflix, I want them to be more like HBO.

03/04/2019

We Can Hear When We Are Hollow

A playlist for the transition from Winter to Spring.

01/30/2019

Conan, Late Night Talk Shows, and Multi-platform comedy

Thinking about the new Conan and media distribution

01/04/2019

2018 Movies Watched

A complete list of every movie I watched over the last twelve months.

12/17/2018

Top 10 of 2018

My favorite media of 2018.

06/25/2018

Social Media Sabbatical

Taking a break from social media to reclaim my attention.

04/10/2018

The New To-Do List: why I’m back to pen and paper

Finding comfort in writing my to-dos out by hand.

03/16/2018

The visual worldbuilding of Annihilation

Alex Garland's new film, based on Jeff Vandermeer's novel, is a masterclass in visual worldbuilding.

01/23/2018

Wormwood and the Collage Method

On the use of collage in Errol Morris's new documentary series

01/02/2018

Movies Watched, 2017

Everything I watched this year