Topic: Media & Entertainment

Amazon Can Make Just About Anything—Except a Good Video Game

Facebook’s Oversight Board Wants Your Feedback on Whether the Company Was Right to Ban Trump

The Facebook Oversight Board wants to know what the public thinks about the Trump ban.

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

Quad Gods: The World-Class Gamers Who Play With Their Mouths

How disabled gamers formed a winning esports team called the Quad Gods.

Shigeru Miyamoto Wants to Create a Kinder World (2020)

The legendary designer on rejecting violence in games, trying to be a good boss, and building Nintendo’s Disneyland.

'Pumping Iron' Remains a Sleazy '70s Masterpiece

The 1977 film documents a time before gym culture, when Schwarzenegger was just little-known body builder with a sexual desire for 'The Pump.'

How Do You Act Drunk on Screen?

Danish film Another Round features performances of drunkenness so convincing that it's tempting to believe the actors were tipsy themselves. Nicholas Barber finds out.

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...

The 50 Best Cult Movies

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

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,...

Facebook Is Right to Call the Australian Government Bluff ?

The banning of news content on Facebook in Australia has sent a shockwave among its users, but our own government is mostly to blame.

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

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...

The North Carolina Kid Who Cracked YouTube’s Secret Code

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...

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

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

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2020

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year

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

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...

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.

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

The Maps and Graphics of 2020's Events and Discoveries

See how our artists and cartographers covered everything from how COVID attacks to maps for extraterrestrials.

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.

Facebook is a Doomsday Machine

The architecture of the modern web poses grave threats to humanity. It’s not too late to save ourselves.

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

I Was a Cable Guy. I Saw the Worst of America

A glimpse of the suburban grotesque, featuring Russian mobsters, Fox News rage addicts, a caged man in a sex dungeon, and Dick Cheney.

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