Breaking Bad

The Best Homemade Gifts by and for TV Superfans

Holiday gift shopping is simultaneously fun and frustrating. There’s the joy of finding the perfect gift for someone important in your life, but it’s first accompanied by the panic of searching for that perfect gift. Fortunately, if your recipient is a television fan — and who isn’t? — then there is no shortage of wonderful gifts to give them. Official TV merch is fun (and very, very weird), but if you want to get a little more personal, here are 15 unique, homemade gifts for the television obsessive in your life. … Read More

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“Breathing” and “Mattering” in Today’s America : Links You Need to See

Yesterday’s ruling in the Eric Garner case was another reminder of the immobilizing coupling of police scrutiny and social invisibility with which white America often still “sees” its black communities. After the Ferguson ruling, #Blacklivesmatter became last week’s online slogan; it was a tragic reminder of something that shouldn’t have needed to be uttered, for what should have been its sheer obviousness. That gave way, yesterday evening, to “I can’t breathe,” the dominant chant in protests against the decision not to indict the officer who choked Eric Garner to death for selling cigarettes; this both echoes Eric Garner’s last words and the general feeling of suffocation that hegemonic forces have inflicted on black Americans. Thankfully, people were flipping the suffocating words, using “I can’t breathe” while mobilizing — using them while demanding to be seen. The Times covered the protests in detail this morning.  … Read More

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Old New York Was Sexier Than New New York: Links You Need to See

There’s nothing more to be said about NYC’s general scrubbing-up and watering-down that took place during the Giuliani and Bloomberg years. We’ve all generally accepted that New York (Manhattan in particular) is headed toward upperclass oblivion. And these new (somewhat NSFW) photos by Arlene Gottfried, taken during the ’70s and ’80s (and compiled in her book Sometimes Overwhelming), show a New York that is just generally more interesting than anything you’ll see on, say, Humans of New York. … Read More

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When Men Run Away From Things: In Praise of ‘Force Majeure,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ and Other All-Too-Rare Depictions of Male Cowardice

As a man who’s also, sometimes, a coward (as men, and generally people, but often men, are), it’s fun to watch other men run away, literally and figuratively, from things onscreen. As a man who also dates men, it’s similarly refreshing — if not fun — to see men running away from things onscreen, because anyone who dates men knows their predilection for running away from things that… aren’t onscreen. Such a viewing experience, however, is not easy to come by. … Read More

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“Mr. White’s Tighty Whitey Bites,” “Jesse’s Jell-O Acid Tub,” and Other Treats: Links You Need to See

You know the dangerous feeling of being in a supermarket on an empty stomach, where everything from the dregs of deli chicken salad to frozen tilapia to tabloids plastered in unflatteringly altered photos of John Travolta looking like frozen tilapia not only start to look delicious, but also crucial? Well, I unknowingly must have been hungry while perusing the internet today, because here I am with a shopping cart full of vaguely sustenance-related links. … Read More

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Aaron Paul Is Not Happy About the Whole ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figure Situation

Breaking Bad was a cultural phenomenon, so, like many cultural phenomena, its creators tried to merchandise the hell out… Read More

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Miniature-Meth-Tray-Toting ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures Pulled From Toys ‘R’ Us Shelves

So it unsettles you to see your children pretending to be meth-dealing, infanticide-accomplice cancer patients? It certainly seems to have… Read More

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Retta Discusses How ‘Breaking Bad’ Led Her to Become the “Twitter TV-Recap Queen”

Retta stopped by Seth Meyers on Tuesday to discuss her Twitter renown. While she, herself, is a supporting cast-member of Parks and Recreation, she’s perhaps… Read More

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Watch AMC’s Music Video for ‘Better Call Saul’

Sure, most of the world is in agreement that Breaking Bad didn’t need a comedy-drama spinoff — unless that spinoff involved Skinny Pete and… Read More

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