Andrew Burmon

Andrew is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. A New England native and recovered Californian, he previously worked for Men's Journal, Maxim, Salon.com, and The Cambodia Daily, among other outlets.

Culture

Shark Week Unofficially Began 240 Years Ago

John Singleton Copley's depiction of a shark attack is now an artistic masterpiece, but it used to be pop culture.

Culture

The Year America Took Out the Big Guns

2016 was all about weapons. Then it became one.

Culture

More Time Off Helps Nurses Get More Done

A Swedish municipal program proved that the six-hour workday can revolutionize a massive, growing industry.

Culture

The Sudden, Inevitable Rewiring of the American Left

When the Democratic Party gave up on technology, progressivism malfunctioned. Now, technophile liberals are preparing to fix a movement.

Culture

The Beginning and End of Retrofuturism

What do we make of a white evangelical future now?

Science
Entertainment

Where George R.R. Martin's Horse People Keep Their Living Language

The Rosetta Stone for Westeros and Essos is an outdated .pages file.

Entertainment
Innovation

Real-Time Win Probability Will Change Football Forever

Machine learning will create a fan-centric statistical revolution.

Entertainment

Westworld's Other Revolution Is Scientific

Dr. Robert Ford, godhead, doesn't begrudge his creations the spirit of inquiry.

Science

The 'Bicameral Mind' Explains What's Next for 'Westworld'

An obscure theory from the late 1970s is at the heart of TV's biggest mystery.

Innovation

HBO Helps America Prep for the Automation Revolution

'Westworld' forces its audience to answer some uncomfortable questions about their core functions.

Entertainment

Why is Captain America Hanging in a Brooklyn Park at Night?

It's complicated. Way more complicated than it looks.

Entertainment
Entertainment

Ehrlich is 'Silicon Valley 'Season 4’s Only Hope

Yeah, he's annoying, but he might be apple to deliver a plot worthy of more than three episodes.

Entertainment

Independence Day: Resurgence' Proves Bill Pullman Was Evil

He saved us from aliens, but not from ourselves.

Entertainment

Why It's Bizarre Jack Barker is Quoting Omar From 'The Wire' on 'Silicon Valley'

Either HBO is getting self-referential, or the network execs are obsessed with Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Entertainment
Entertainment

'Silicon Valley' Hits Google's Dog, Prepares to Smash Palo Alto Office Culture

The professionalization of Pied Piper is just Mike Judge sharpening his teeth.

Culture

Did Science Solve the Bermuda Triangle Mystery? No. That's Not How Science Works

In which we learn a neat lesson about geoscience and that it's impossible to prove a negative.