Monica Riese

Monica Riese is the Daily Dot’s former director of production, and she previously served as the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is Raleigh, North Carolina, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.

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Filing your taxes for free is about to get way easier in 2020

Sure, April's traditionally tax time, but why not start a little early?

On Jan 1, 2020 by Monica Riese

mario kart tour review

Mario Kart Tour is handheld racing fun—with a few quirks

New controls take some getting used to, but Mario Kart Tour has a lot to offer to old and new players alike.

On Sep 26, 2019 by Monica Riese

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How to play Banjo and Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

N64 favorites Banjo and Kazooie are back and fiestier than ever in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

On Sep 4, 2019 by Monica Riese

face the consequences kickstarter

Face the Consequences will spice up your stale Cards Against Humanity game

Make your next board game night less of a bored game night with this unique expansion deck.

On Jun 11, 2019 by Monica Riese

bon appetit test kitchen cast

How to watch the new Bon Appetit channel for free

Brad Leone and Claire Saffitz join the rest of the Test Kitchen crew for three new, original series this spring.

On Feb 21, 2019 by Monica Riese


12 things that happened in 2018 that you already forgot were this year

Fun fact: The remaining week of 2018 will elapse over the course of three and a half months.

On Dec 26, 2018 by Monica Riese

supreme court of the united states of america

Just wait for confirmation hearings in the age of Facebook

Brett Kavanaugh is just the beginning.

On Sep 28, 2018 by Monica Riese

Axe Body Spray

This small Texas town fell victim to an Axe body spray explosion

A moment of silence, please.

On Sep 2, 2018 by Monica Riese

flock of twitter birds

Twitter could introduce threaded replies

Twitter's potential makeover looks familiar.

On Sep 2, 2018 by Monica Riese

walmart surveillance patent

Walmart could soon be spying on employees and customers at its checkout lines

This feels ... intrusive.

On Jul 12, 2018 by Monica Riese

Older black woman chatting with doctor on iPad

FaceTime call helped this woman diagnose a stroke

Her sister noticed her speech slurring and face drooping on one side.

On Feb 21, 2018 by Monica Riese

Trump dating: American flag in eye

There’s a dating site for Trump fans—and it’s all kinds of problematic

Looking for conservative singles? This site might not help you on either count.

On Feb 19, 2018 by Monica Riese

Ryan Reynolds premiere photo with screengrab from Black Panther

Twitter users snuff out Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Black Panther’ enthusiasm with cutting tweets

Oh, that's not a good look.

On Feb 18, 2018 by Monica Riese

Get Out

Jordan Peele had a good ‘ugly cry’ after receiving 4 Oscar noms for ‘Get Out’

Daniel Kaluuya couldn't keep it together either.

On Jan 23, 2018 by Monica Riese

Ravine demo

Ravine is the cooperative card game your next game night needs

Plane crashes have never sounded more fun.

On Nov 23, 2017 by Monica Riese