The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

When it comes to covering the entertainment world, what you say matters at least as much as how you say it. Pulling some new idea out of the same music, TVs, movies, etc. that everyone else is talking about isn't so easy.

So consider this a round-up of the most intriguing thoughts about culture that we've come across in the past week. Or just consider it a smattering of articles that made us think, "Wish we'd done that." Click the links to get the full stories, and let us know what we've missed.

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Spencer Kornhaber is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he edits the Entertainment channel. More

Before coming to The Atlantic, he worked as an editor for AOL's Patch.com and as a staff writer at Village Voice Media's OC Weekly. He has also written for Spin, The AV Club, RollingStone.com, Field & Stream, and The Orange County Register.

The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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