Your Friday Five For June 27-July 1

Let’s rank stuff!

Will Leitch
3 min readJul 1, 2022


We are now ranking things, every Friday. We will attempt to stick to rankings of things that have some sort of connection to the news of that week, but we can’t guarantee anything. Want us to rank something? Put it in the responses, or email us at

The Best Six Movies, in Alphabetical Order, of the First Half of 2022

  1. After Yang
  2. Happening
  3. Integalde
  4. The Northman
  5. Playground
  6. Vortex

Listen all about them here.

Big Ten Road Trip Destinations

  1. Los Angeles
  2. Pasadena
  3. Madison
  4. Ann Arbor
  5. Happy Valley
  6. College Park
  7. Columbus
  8. Minneapolis
  9. Lincoln
  10. Champaign
  11. Iowa City
  12. Piscataway
  13. East Lansing
  14. West Lafayette
  15. Bloomington
  16. Evanston

It is absolutely insane that USC and UCLA are in the Big Ten now.

Living New York City Mayors, Ranked by How High They Are Currently Held in the National Esteem

  1. Eric Adams
  2. Michael Bloomberg
  3. Bill de Blasio
  4. Rudy Guiliani

Don’t worry, Mayor Adams: You’ll fall down this list eventually. NYC mayors always do. You all float down here!



Will Leitch

I write about these tumultuous times 2x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin.