Lil Bub and the Death of Cuteness

Yesterday afternoon, as the web was sharing its upteenth Baby Yoda meme (there’s a new one, this time involving a cup), Lil Bub passed away. The “perma-kitten,” who captured the internet’s heart circa 2012, was just 8 years old. In an Instagram post, her owner/”dude”...

Fans May or May Not Get a Joker Sequel

Greetings, welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s culture news roundup. Today we have news from many corners of the galaxy — from Netflix, to the Grammys, to the DC Extended Universe. Time to dive in.Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X Top the Grammy...

With #Fartgate, Twitter Was a Gas Once Again

OK, boomers—and by “boomers” I mean anyone over 25 years of age—hear me out. Last night was marvelous, wasn’t it? At around 7:02 pm, US representative Eric Swalwell appeared on Hardball to talk about the ongoing impeachment hearings against President Trump. During his...