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Nick Allen

Nick Allen is a Chicago-based contributor for MEL Magazine, and an editor at RogerEbert.com. You can find also his words about movies and pop culture bric-a-brac at Vulture and the AV Club. The 1970s punk rocker he most identifies with is Jonathan Richman. Follow him on Twitter at @nickallen_redux


An Escapist Vacation Guide Through Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Movies

Call him lazy, call him a capitalist genius — either way, The Sandman has mastered the art of getting paid for going on vacation

Florida’s Famous Grim Reaper Is Fighting for Your Life

Lawyer Daniel Uhlfelder is trolling the Sunshine State’s beaches — and Governor Ron DeSantis — in hopes of convincing his fellow Floridians that a day out isn’t worth catching coronavirus

YouTube Comedian-Journalist Andrew Callaghan Is Coming to a Quarantine Protest Near You

His travelogue series ‘All Gas No Brakes’ has made some pretty crazy stops along the road, but maybe none wilder than a late April rally to end the lockdown in California