Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Hit The StockHit The Stock

Tech News

Threads is a gripping, miserable experience

A still from the film Threads

Sometimes you have to put yourself through something painful just to recognize how good you have it. There’s a lot to be gained from enduring the most disheartening shit possible: Want to hear depressing news? Want to feel anxious and unsettled? Want to walk away feeling hopeless and cynical about the world?

That’s the experience of watching Threads, the 1984 television film that is now streaming as a part of Criterion Channel’s new Postapocalyptic Sci-fi series. (Sorry, did you think I was talking about a different thing called Threads?) Directed by Mick Jackson and written by novelist Barry Hines, Threads was a cultural phenomenon in the UK when it aired on the BBC. Depicting the aftermath of nuclear fallout with unflinching clarity,…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Editor's Pick

Patrick G. Eddington In a fiery 40‐​minute press conference attended by almost a dozen House Freedom Caucus (HFC) members, the group discussed the current state of...

Editor's Pick

Marc Joffe Performance measurement in the public sector can be challenging, and state and local governments too often avoid the task entirely. However, the...

Editor's Pick

Chris Edwards President Biden has released his proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2025 and beyond. The proposal includes a raft of spending increases, including...

Editor's Pick

Colin Grabow Economic strategist and author David P. Goldman is concerned about the state of American manufacturing. Describing the sector as critical to both...