Articles by Jacob Lambert
December 17, 2011
I felt utterly rabbit-punched. It was the only book I’ve ever read that betrayed me in such a way — like finding that your cousin’s hilarious web video was directed by Adam McKay.
September 22, 2011
Despite my initial skepticism, I’m not sure that I’ve read a better graphic novel.
September 8, 2011
Judd Apatow and friends, with their hyper-familiar brand of hairy-assed humor, have issued a crushing blow to the suspension of disbelief — and made the gap between old comedy and new unbridgeable.
May 5, 2011
By the latter half of the decade the slide was irreversible: if Blockbuster had been injurious, Netflix was a cancer. And so was On Demand, Hulu, and the thousand other ways we now put stories before our eyes.
November 24, 2010
Now that the 2010 season has ended, it’s time to look at the off-season transactions that will shape next year’s division rivalries and pennant races. Here, then, are a few of baseball’s most notable available free agents.
October 30, 2010
The comic is vibrant, warm, and beautifully drawn; unlike its staggering peers, it’s outrageously alive.
October 22, 2010
You love your books, with their meaning and their warmth, but you’re not some weepy sap.
September 28, 2010
Remembering vanished shirts is a somewhat wistful thing. Each one means so much, yet each will disappear.
September 13, 2010
Reading about one’s hometown doesn’t transport so much as extend, enlarging our maps with each page. Whether in comics, films, or novels, this verisimilitude is a gift—recognition that you actually exist.