Celebrate the Decade

The Sounds of Music: Pop Production Trends Through the Decades

At the 2020 Oscars, Billie Eilish sang a sulky version of The Beatles’ ballad “Yesterday.” Despite her neon-green hair and firm commitment to weirdness, Eilish’s rendition was subdued and solemn, a stripped-down but ultimately faithful cover.     The moment threaded six decades of recorded music history, connecting an artist born just after 9/11 with an artist born just after the Blitz. During that time, cultural shifts intertwined with changes in recording production to create an identifiable “sound” for each ...

Best Horror Movies of the 2010s

The horror movie genre had something of a renaissance in the past decade, with psychological thrillers sending viewers to the movies in droves. And some of the best horror movies of the 2010s didn’t focus on shocking creatures or bloodshed. As you can see on our list, many went totally different routes and still managed to scare the living daylights out of viewers.    Bone Tomahawk (2015) The western and horror genres don’t often mix, which makes Bone Tomahawk a ...

The 2010s in the NBA, Part 5: Warriors, Come Out and Play

Ed. note: This is the last in a series recapping the major NBA trends of the 2010s. View parts one, two, three, and four. The team that redefined the NBA, and basketball as a sport, during the 2010s came from an unlikely place: Oakland. No, there’s no geographical predisposition towards success or failure—the two winningest teams of the decade play in San Antonio and Oklahoma City—but the Golden State Warriors stood out as among the biggest failures of the previous ...

The 2010s in the NBA, Part 4: Steph, Harden, and the Western Arms Race

Ed. note: This is the fourth in a series recapping the major NBA trends of the 2010s. View parts one, two, and three. Three is greater than two. It’s basic, rudimentary math (you can look it up). But for the majority of NBA history since the addition of the 3-point shot in 1980, most teams ignored this basic truth in favor of the norms ingrained over generations of play. Post up, get as close to the basket as possible, occasionally take ...