Topic: Media & Entertainment

Minimum Viable Self

Two decades ago, before social media existed, Zygmunt Bauman articulated a perfect description of how it would soon shape our behavior and frame our relationships to one another. In his 2000 book...

To Make Luca, Pixar Had to Reinvent Water

To craft the movie's stylised elegance, Pixar blended scientific simulations with the simplicity of traditional animation, as effects supervisor Jon Reisch explains

The Craziest Conspiracy Theories That People Actually Believe

According to the internet, we should steer clear of the Denver airport....and Bill Gates.

The 50-Year-Old Films That Still Stun

Fifty years ago, with both the industry and wider society in turmoil, an astounding set of movies was born – which offer pause for thought about cinema today, writes Christina Newland.

AskReddit: What Recent Movies Will Be Considered Classics 25 Years From Now?

Wayfinder

A game of poetry and animated exploration across the land.

The Terrific Triviality of Twitter

Twitter strikes fear into the heart of millions. But how much real power does it have?

No Lights, No Camera: UK TV Producers Face Equipment Shortage

Film and television industry struggles with surge in demand for high-end shows fuelled by lockdown binge viewing

Don't Let Social Media Think for You

"Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of grey. You realise that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralysing." - Calvin A...

Archive of Japanese Tech Catalogues

The “Friends” Reunion and the Illusion of Perfect Adult Friendships

The TV show sold us an idealized vision of these relationships. For young adults, the real thing is far harder to find.

Why Do We Love True Crime — And Is It Healthy for Us?

Americans' once-secret love of true crime podcasts, movies, TV and books is now out in the open. Here's some of what's driving our dark consumption habit.

Basic Instinct Defined the Erotic Thriller – And Killed It

With a new restoration being released, Paul Verhoeven's film has kept the world talking for three decades. Its trick was to push a genre to its absurd limits, writes Nicholas Barber.

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Make sure you're not spreading biased news

The Greatest Achievements in Dumb Internet Video

Hit it, Keyboard Cat

Charlie Watts: Rolling Stones Drummer at 80

For almost 60 years, Charlie Watts has set the pace for the Rolling Stones. As the drummer celebrates his 80th birthday, he's going back on the road with the band.

Photos of Marilyn Monroe for Her 95th Birthday

We look back at some of Monroe's personal, offscreen moments to celebrate her birthday.

Screenshots, the Gremlins of the Internet

First of all, keep them out of the light.

A Real Turn-Off: Are Celebrities Ruining Podcasting?

From Obama and Springsteen to Joss Stone, Paris Hilton and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, famous folk can’t stop hogging the mic

“Petfluencers” Are Evolving to Meet a Higher Purpose

The latest social media trend isn't just good for viral videos ” it's also helping the environment.

Summer Movies: The Return!

Action! Comedy! Drama! Popcorn! The Summer Movies are back in a big way, and we’ve got your schedule.

Nexus Studios - ‘Drawn Closer’ / Full Animated Film

Here’s Who Owns Everything in Big Media Today

It probably won’t look like this for long.

DMX Death: The Rapper's Final Interview Should Be a Wake-Up Call

We’re losing entire generations of rappers too early and too often.

Social Media and the Neuroscience of Predictive Processing

Social media makes us feel terrible about who we really are. Neuroscience explains why – and empowers us to fight back

Why the World's Most Famous Car Race Is in Monaco

The Needless Drama of Buying a PS5

Buying it shouldn’t be harder than getting tickets to a show.

11 Facts About Napster

Napster forever changed the way we listen to music. Here are 11 facts about this industry-changing computer software.

The Top Grossing Movies in the Last 30 Years

Juan Joya Borja, the 'Spanish Laughing Guy' Meme, Has Died

He was known as ‘The Giggles’ in his native Spain, and his legacy is that of a joy-spreading meme.

LiveLeak Cofounder on Why the Notorious Video Site Shut Down

RIP LiveLeak, the go-to destination for clips too graphic for YouTube. Hayden Hewitt reflects on 15 years of shock and awe.

A Canadian Program Is Monitoring People’s Online Habits to Prevent ‘Radicalization’

Experts worry that peaceful protesters, such as Black Lives Matter or Indigenous activists, could be wrongly caught up in the program.

The Anxiety of Influencers

Educating the TikTok generation

25 Modern Internet Videos That Have Defined the Form

And create the vocabulary for an absurd, ingenious art form.

My Quest to Make My Dog Internet Famous

I loved Belle, my one-eyed puppy. But could I convince everybody else that she was a star?

Obama Says Government Doesn't Have Alien Specimens, but UFOs Are Real

The 44th President of the United States wanted to know if the U.S. had a secret lab with alien tech.

This Recreation of an Iconic Scene

How Algorithms Took Creativity Out of Social Media

It’s time we brought human curation back to the newsfeed

The Curious Youtubers Building Fantasy Pools and Secret Temples by Hand

Youtube can be a weird and wonderful place. There's the Oposom lady of course (the undisputed queen of Youtube in our opinion), the folk singing Kardashians of Eastern Europe and a guy who will...

Twitter May Be Working on Twitter Blue, a Subscription Service That Would Cost $2.99 Per Month

Twitter has previously said it was considering a paid version

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