The Silver Lining

In a break from constructing predictive models, Nate Silver crafted an entirely new universe to answer the question “What if Hillary won?” Following a prolonged radio silence, this latest dispatch from Earth 2 explains why we haven’t heard from him since.

The Devengers, Part Three

This is a story about the telos of our current wave of megablockbuster superhero films and shows, beginning roughly with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2007 and The Dark Knight in 2008, which endowed the genre with broad critical respectability, public embrace, limitless bankrolls, a persistent universe, and a viable playbook for adapting second-string intellectual