awards

Playing the Joker Is Now the Greatest Acting Challenge of Our Time

Hollywood has set a weird precedent by treating the clown who does crimes like a Shakespearean role

How Often Should I — And Joaquin Phoenix — Clean My Only Suit?

Oscar nominee Phoenix is wearing the same tux throughout award season. Which raises the question, what does that thing smell like?

The Ghosts of Best-Of Lists Past

These albums, shows and movies were salivated over by critics — and then they disappeared. Did they fail us, or did we fail them?

Yes, There’s A National Award for Bagging Groceries. And I’m Your Reigning Champ

The inaugural National Grocers Association “Best Bagger Championship” in 1987 — aka “The Texas/Oklahoma Checkout Shootout” — featured two contestants and Terry Bradshaw as the master of ceremonies. The…