Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang

Inkoo Kang writes about technology and culture for Slate.

Brow Beat
June 22 2018 6:54 PMThe Campaign to Remake The Last Jedi, ExplainedWith exactly as much seriousness as it deserves.
Movies
June 20 2018 8:30 AMEvery American Should See Eating Animals. Also, I Hated It.The new documentary from Jonathan Safran Foer and Natalie Portman is alternately out of touch, over the top, and very, very powerful.
Brow Beat
June 15 2018 5:11 PMThe Politics of Incredibles 2 Are Incredibly ConfusingBrad Bird’s sequel is no Ayn Randian fantasy. But what, exactly, is it?
Relationships
June 12 2018 1:29 PMWhy Are People So Helplessly Riveted by Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s Engagement?
Brow Beat
June 8 2018 1:14 PMStar Wars Lovers’ #FanArtForRose Shows a Better Way to Fight Online TrollsThe campaign offers a tactic for going high and not giving trolls undue attention.
Movies
June 6 2018 12:01 AMOcean’s 8 Thrives on Its Own Unabashed GirlinessForget the heist. The gender-flipped spinoff is strongest when it revels in feminine pleasures.
Users
May 22 2018 2:20 PMIs Skam Austin an Innovative Teen Drama or an Advertisement for Facebook?Actually, it’s both.
Users
May 15 2018 11:33 AMThe Intellectual Dark Web, Brought to You by Your Snowflake TweetsOn the disappointing tendency to blame “the social justice internet” for bigotry on the right.
Movies
May 3 2018 7:00 PMOverboard Stays AfloatA remake overturns a caveman comedy’s 1980s politics.
Users
April 30 2018 5:03 PM“This Dave Is Rather Forward!”People are writing fan fiction about YouTubers now. And YouTubers are filming themselves reading it.
The Industry
April 19 2018 3:41 PMWhen Did Rey Become Amazon’s Chess Piece?If you’re not a Prime member, the online retailer won’t sell you The Last Jedi on DVD. It’s a minor annoyance—and a revealing one.
Users
April 13 2018 12:47 PMIn Praise of BuzzFeed’s Beauty VideosIts update of the genre is inclusive, chatty, skeptical—and doesn’t try to make you feel bad.
Users
April 9 2018 8:00 AMTwitter Is a Lot More Bearable When Everyone Uses a Picture of Their Adorable Childhood Self
Users
April 2 2018 5:46 PMWe Need a Disney Princess to Explain How We Got So Hung Up on Disney PrincessesBut since one doesn’t exist, we’ll give it a shot.
Users
March 27 2018 2:50 PMThe Two TyrasHow memes and GIFs transform and extend our relationships with celebrities (even if we thought we were sick of them).
Brow Beat
June 21 2018 2:04 PMThe New Yorker’s Incredibles 2 Review Sexualizing Elastigirl Is GrossBut is it really outrage-worthy?
Brow Beat
June 18 2018 7:30 AMLusting Out LoudThirst Aid Kit dissects sexual desire with a sharp ear and a laugh.
Movies
June 15 2018 5:55 AMPixar’s Bao Is so Much More Than an Appetizer for Incredibles 2This moving encapsulation of the Asian-immigrant experience is the studio’s best short in years.
Brow Beat
June 8 2018 6:13 PMOcean’s 8 Assembles a Crack Team, but Does It Go Off Without a Hitch?Four Slate critics discuss the heist movie in spoiler-filled detail.
Television
June 8 2018 5:50 AMOn Arrested Development, Disability Is a JokeBut that hasn’t always been a bad thing.
Movies
June 5 2018 1:08 PMHereditary Reinvents the Horror PlaybookEven if this new movie sometimes feels like it’s throwing spooky spaghetti at the wall.
Users
May 18 2018 3:03 PMPinterest Has Already Turned Harry and Meghan’s Wedding Into a Bland Inspiration Board
Users
May 7 2018 12:14 PMStarring John Cho as Captain AmericaHollywood is still ignoring Asian-American actors. Could deepfake technology, mostly known for fake porn, make it change its ways?
Movies
May 2 2018 2:38 PMBirth PangsTully is a maternal horror story as terrifying as anything since The Babadook.
The Industry
April 21 2018 8:00 AMWhy Netflix Might Want Its Own Movie TheatersBecause it hasn’t disrupted film the way it has TV.
Brow Beat
April 16 2018 7:34 AMWild Wild Country’s Ma Anand Sheela Went From Cult Leader to Criminal to MemeThe Netflix documentary’s “bad bitch” is a balm to people tired of going high when they go low.
Movies
April 11 2018 8:00 AMThe Rider Explores Daredevil Masculinity Through the RodeoChloé Zhao’s poignant new film examines the harsh borderline between dreams and reality.
Movies
April 4 2018 8:11 PMDon’t Let Anyone Stop You From Seeing BlockersThis comedy about the sexual desires of teenage girls is uproarious, irreverent, and surprisingly progressive.
Movies
March 28 2018 1:48 PMReady Player One Is a Feat of State-of-the-Art Pop Culture Navel-GazingIt’s juvenile, but Steven Spielberg’s TurboGrafx set pieces are worth your tokens.
Users
March 26 2018 11:04 AMYouTube Is a Temple of Nostalgia for 1990s TV Commercials

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