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‘Staten Island Summer’ Is an Inauspicious Start to Colin Jost’s Film Career

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It’s hard to say whether Colin Jost can’t catch a break or if he’s caught way, way too many. On the one hand, he’s the Harvard-educated head writer of the most prestigious comedy talent farm in America, and as co-anchor of its most beloved segment, he sits at the desk that’s launched a dozen A-list careers. On the other, the critical backlash to Jost’s time at Weekend Update thus far is rivaled only by that to his extra-SNL efforts, like this New Yorker piece (sample line: “Well, guess what, I’ll slap you and the horse you rode in on.”). Staten Island Summer, which debuts on Netflix this Friday, is not likely to remedy this situation.
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‘Staten Island Summer’ Is an Inauspicious Start to Colin Jost’s Film Career

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It’s hard to say whether Colin Jost can’t catch a break or if he’s caught way, way too many. On the one hand, he’s the Harvard-educated head writer of the most prestigious comedy talent farm in America, and as co-anchor of its most beloved segment, he sits at the desk that’s launched a dozen A-list careers. On the other, the critical backlash to Jost’s time at Weekend Update thus far is rivaled only by that to his extra-SNL efforts, like this New Yorker piece (sample line: “Well, guess what, I’ll slap you and the horse you rode in on.”). Staten Island Summer, which debuts on Netflix this Friday, is not likely to remedy this situation.
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Flavorwire Exclusive: An Excerpt From ‘Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards Vol. 2′

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In Adventure Time, one of the most visually stunning shows on television, the animation invites viewers in to a surreal, beautiful world that celebrates the wonders of adolescence without ignoring the darker, more complicated side of growing up. The show’s visuals add to its emotional complexity, beginning with each episode’s hand-painted title card, which references the upcoming story.
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PC Music head A.G. Cook performs at Pop Cube, part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, on May 8. (Maria Jose Govea / Red Bull Content Pool)

An IRL Tour Through PC Music With GFOTY, Danny L Harle and Spinee

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To know PC Music is to have an opinion about PC Music. For the last couple of years, the London-based SoundCloud collective has slowly introduced the world to its warped view of electronic-based pop: it is here that Top 40’s fabricated quality shows its seams on purpose, at times unraveling into chintzy nonsense. Is it commentary, or is it no better than the inauthentic EDM it appears to mock? That’s for listeners to decide, seemingly with increasing frequency over the last six months as PC Music debuted live at SXSW and released their first comp outside of SoundCloud.
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