Oscar Isaac and the Internet Look Great Together: Links You Need to See


Oscar Isaac, following in the tradition of Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Idris Elba, has become a seemingly universal crush of every man-loving internet user in 2016. It makes sense that he’s in right now: He’s on the cover of this month’s GQ, after all (meanwhile, some people are wondering why the cover of Atlas Shrugged was once on him). And then there’s Star Wars. The Cut published a fascinating piece examining the Star Wars‘ star’s rise to prominence and the phenomenon of the “internet’s boyfriend.”

Netflix announced at the Consumer Electronic Show Wednesday that the company has expanded operations in 130 countries worldwide. (Netflix negotiates the rights for its programs on a region-by-region basis: There are shows we can see on Netflix in the U.S. that aren’t available elsewhere.) But what if I told you there were a relatively easy way to bypass that system and watch any region of Netflix you wanted? The Verge makes a strong case for setting up a global VPN (Virtual Private Network), which can act like a passport for your Netflix account.

The beauty of music is that you find it everywhere. You hear new songs every time you duck into a new store, turn on your TV, or pass someone listening to their headphones turned all the way up. This week’s edition of The AV Club’s “Hear This” focuses on songs people got into while playing video games. On today’s episode, William Hughes recounts how he first heard Kanye West’s “Power” while playing Saints Row: The Third, which may use the song more effectively than the countless films and TV shows that tried to capitalize on its epic build-up.


A fair number of people were compelled to watch other people jumping over a giant puddle in Newcastle, U.K., on Periscope today. Even though the stream, which may have actually been a marketing stunt, has been shut down, Mashable has graciously saved the highlights for you in a series of GIFs. You know, in case someone asks you what you did at work today.

How much would you pay for a gold-covered donut you could eat? If the answer is more than 100 bucks, you’re in luck. Manila Social Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has created Golden Cristal Ube donut, a golden donut filled with Ube mousse and champagne jelly, covered in champagne and flecked with 24-karat gold. In an interview with First we Feast, shop owner and donut blinger-outer Björn DelaCruz explains how and why he decided to create such an amazing, terrible thing.