Netflix Says ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ to Return—in the 1990s

When Netflix announced it was reviving the 2001 cult comedy film Wet Hot American Summer as a prequel, fans asked why its creators weren’t picking up where the film leaves off, when the characters say in the original film that they will meet again in 10 years.

Behind the ’80s-Inspired Music of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’

Along with Wedren and Shapiro’s music (which The A.V. Club has described as reaching “great heights of inspirational cheese”), the original Wet Hot soundtrack featured Rick Springfield, Loggins and Messina, Loverboy, Kiss and, most prominently, Jefferson Starship. But Wedren says the Netflix series is almost entirely original music. “We knew we wanted it to relate […]

‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel Creator and Cast Speak About Its Netflix Revival

Production was different this time around. They had shot the original film over the course of a month at a real sleepaway camp in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, where the cast slept in bunks at the camp infirmary and partied with beer from the local Wal-Mart. It rained every day. For the series, however, they filmed on […]

The hottest new amenity for the rich? On-demand doctors and COVID-19 tests

Sollis Health members pay between $3,000 and $5,000 a year for unlimited telehealth consults, house calls, and visits to its health centers, all of which feature a private emergency room. At the end of 2019, the company had two locations in Manhattan’s Tribeca and Upper East Side neighborhoods, and it provided summer house calls to […]

What Megablazes Tell Us About the Fiery Future of Climate Change

When lightning struck, Alaska blazed. “At one point this summer,” Obama noted, “more than 300 wildfires were burning at once.” Blazing largely out of control, the fires consumed 5.1 million acres — the second-worst fire season on record. As bad as wildfire has been in Alaska, it will only get worse, according to the National […]