Topic: Media & Entertainment

Why Do Asian Americans Love New Wave Music So Much?

Two of the very first CDs I owned, unless my increasingly moth-ridden memory is betraying me, were Erasure’s greatest hits album Pop! and the Pet Shop Boys’ Very, whose bright orange, Lego-like...

Deplatforming Trump Is Already Having a Huge Impact

A new report finds election misinformation online has fallen 73 percent since the president's ban from Twitter.

The 50 Best Cult Movies

From ‘The Room’ to ‘Eraserhead’ to ‘Rocky Horror,’ these are the best movies to ever inspire deep obsession

Who Needs Real Life? Stars Like Stormzy and Travis Scott Are Now Performing Inside Video Games

The biggest gigs of 2021 will be by the smallest artists. Pocket-size artists, to be precise. But what they lack in stature they make up for with superpowers, not least the ability to make

Boston Globe Launches ‘Fresh Start’ Initiative: People Can Apply to Have Past Coverage About Them Reviewed

Similar to “right to forget” programs that have cropped up across the country, the undertaking is meant to address the lasting impact that stories about past embarrassments, mistakes, or minor...

Larry King Dead: US Talk Show Legend Dies Aged 87 After Catching Coronavirus

American talk show legend Larry King has died aged 87. He passed away this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles after a battle with coronavirus

Twitter, Facebook and the Rules of What Can Be Said on Social Media

Documenting America's Underbelly - ALL GAS NO BRAKES

Bridgerton Has a Rape Scene, but It’s Not Treated Like One

Bridgerton wants to explore consent while it ignores its own glaring consent issue.

U.S. Influencer Gets Deported From Bali After Pissing Off Most of Indonesia on Twitter

A U.S. influencer and her girlfriend have been deported from Indonesia after her Twitter posts regarding living in Bali angered many online locals.

The Business of Influence With Youtuber MKBHD

Marques Brownlee on how he is scaling his brand

What Is an Extra Rule Your Family Added to a Popular Board or Card Game? : AskReddit

How One Musician Took on the World’s Biggest TV Network Over Copyright—and Won

“The torrent they got the music from was just called like 123456.mp3."

Short-Film: Unbreakable

News Use Across Social Media Platforms in 2020

About half of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites. Facebook stands out as a regular source of news...

Twitter and YouTube Banned Steve Bannon. Apple Still Gives Him Millions of Listeners.

Steve Bannon broadcasts election denialism and apocalyptic calls to action several times a day via Apple’s podcast app. He’s not the only one using the platform to spread claims that became a...

What It’s Like Directing a Vanity Film for a Chinese Billionaire

"Empires of the Deep" was supposed to be "Transformers meets Shakespeare." But $100 million and a string of Hollywood directors couldn't save it.

Soul

"Did you cry?" That's one of the first questions I'm asked after watching a Pixar movie. This question has almost become the new metric in assessing the quality of a Pixar film, whether the movie...

WhatsApp’s New T&Cs Could Spark Changes to How Data and Privacy Are Managed

Brewing concerns about Big Tech and the challenges around informed consent aside, this episode is a chance to rethink privacy in an increasingly ...

TikTok "Dreams" Skateboarder Tapped for Joe Biden's Inauguration Parade

TikTok "Dreams" skateboarder Nathan Apodaca has reportedly been tapped to participate in Joe Biden's inauguration parade.

Inside Cyberpunk 2077's Disastrous Rollout

Opinion

In this moment made so dark by white nationalism and truth denial, Americans should look to the country’s legacy of young leaders with forward-thinking wisdom.

Tired of the Social Media Rat Race, Journalists Move to Writing Substack Newsletters

What’s Driving the Omegle Revival? The Allure of Stranger Danger

Teens have rediscovered the ‘talk to strangers’ video chat site — a controversial relic of the Chatroulette era

The New Wave of Tinder Bots Scamming Desperate Daters

Millions of horny people, locked inside with nothing to do but swipe. Here’s how COVID fast-tracked the rise of dating app scams

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Has a Black Hero. In Denmark, a White Actor Dubs the Voice

The casting has fueled a debate about structural racism and fanned anger about stereotyping and prejudice in European-language voice-overs, even when films have main characters of color.

What Is the Weirdest Wikipedia Wormhole You’ve Fallen Into?

On the 20th anniversary of the online database, ‘The Ringer’ staff remembers the strangest pages they’ve somehow ended up on

Deplatforming Works, but It’s Not Enough to Fix Facebook and Twitter

The research suggests that banning certain users on Twitter and Reddit does help cut down hateful content – but it raises other concerns

Stupid Times Call for Stupid Jokes

It makes perfect sense that I Think You Should Leave has found new life as a political metaphor.

Not Just for the 'Gram: Influencers Defend Living Large in Dubai Amid COVID-19

They're working hard to avoid going "flat-arse broke, says twinfluencer Henry Wade.

Watch: Treeline

Patagonia Films presents: Treeline. Follow a group of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers to the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristlecones of Nevada,...

Why Facebook Is Bad, Twitter Might Be a Little Bit Good, and Social Media Is Rotting Our Brains

Tech oracle Jaron Lanier saw the evils of social media platforms before anyone else. Now he talks about whether Twitter activism really works, how to fix Facebook, and why he won't be joining...

Digital Advertising Expected to Remain a Strong Priority in 2021

Dublin, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the Advertising and Marketing Sector "Digital Advertising...

Video Games Have Replaced Music as the Most Important Aspect of Youth Culture

The global video gaming industry took in an estimated $180bn in 2020 – more than sports and movies worldwide

Time of Our Lives: Songs From EVERY YEAR (1970-2020)

Every Time Someone Says Cool in Community

Watch all 412 cools from Abed, and others.

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2020

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year

1942 Photos Show the Making of the New York Times

Behind-the-scenes images capture the frantic and physical process of putting together a single edition of the Gray Lady.

the Making of Ellen DeGeneres, the Nicest Person on Television

Ellen DeGeneres was supposed to host the 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16, 2001. But in the wake of September 11, the awards show was canceled twice, until finally, on November 4,...

The Hollowing Out of Democracy

Noam Chomsky warns of the spread of modern fascism and advocates for a progressive international movement as suggested by Bernie Sanders.

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