Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

Dive Into the Existential Escapism of the Fish Tube

August 19th, 2019
The salmon-shooter is the latest—and darkest—in a long line of "I don't wanna be here" memes.

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Netflix’s Carla Engelbrecht Chooses Her Own Adventures

August 19th, 2019
The master of nonlinear TV creates shows that demand to be played, not just watched. But when you determine your own path, you have to face the consequences.

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When Influencers Switch Platforms—and Bare It All

August 19th, 2019
You follow them on Instagram, admiring their bodies, envying their lifestyles. And then they get intimate on OnlyFans. The influencers are now obtainable.

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Upstart Crossword Puzzle Builders Get Their Point Across (and Down)

August 19th, 2019
Here's the answer key to the crossword puzzle featured in our September issue.

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How Fans Are Remaking Entertainment in Their Own Image

August 19th, 2019
The nerds are now in charge. They're now the creators of culture—the participants, the coauthors, the influencers, the storytellers.

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Upstart Crossword Puzzle Builders Get Their Point Across (and Down)

August 19th, 2019
A new wave of crossword creators started to notice something: The old guard didn't have a clue. Now this band of enthusiasts is thinking outside the boxes.

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We Can Be Heroes: How the Nerds Are Reinventing Pop Culture

August 19th, 2019
Harry Potter–loving, TV-debating, fanfic-writing enthusiasts have emerged from the underground to dominate—and shape—the mainstream.

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The Poem on the Statue of Liberty Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

August 18th, 2019
Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, thinks the poem on the Statue of Liberty could use a rewrite. Yes, really.

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When Tech Moguls Act Like Galactic Overlords

August 17th, 2019
In Max Gladstone's new novel *Empress of Forever*, technology controls everyone.

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Disney Is Finally Taking On Account Sharers

August 16th, 2019
With help from the cable industry, Disney is trying to stop account sharing on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.

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