Patricia Grisafi

Patricia Grisafi, Ph.D. is a New York City-based freelance writer and educator. She is the author of Breaking Down Plath (Jossey-Bass). Her cultural criticism has been featured in NBCThink, Salon, The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, Vice, and elsewhere.

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Twitter invites far-right figures like Andrew Tate to dubious ‘Ads Revenue Sharing’ program

Twitter’s ‘ad revenue sharing’ updates do more to amplify hate speech than help creators make a living.

On Jul 18, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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Dylan Mulvaney speaks out against Bud Light for not supporting her during anti-trans backlash

Brands want and need influencers to increase their market, but what happens when the collaboration turns toxic for the influencer?

On Jul 3, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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Artistic freedom or artist violation?: ‘Fake Drake’ song sparks debate on the future of AI-generated music

‘I hope the major labels are feeling pressure.’

On Apr 27, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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‘I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here’: Twitter limits Substack-related tweets, sparking backlash from creators

‘This is a big deal for independent writers.'

On Apr 11, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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Substack sparks debate after asking creators to invest in the company

A few well-known creators have already joined the investment round, while others are skeptical.

On Mar 30, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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MrBeast sparks debate on Twitter after asking fans to clean up Feastables candy displays at Walmart

While some fans pitched in to help, others were angry about how unpaid labor is often part of the creator economy experience.

On Mar 7, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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Meta Verified launch sparks debate among creators, drawing comparisons to the controversial launch of Twitter Blue

Meta’s new premium subscription product looks a little familiar.

On Feb 23, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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Julia Fox’s ‘mascara’ flop highlights problems with ‘algospeak’ for creators

Julia Fox discovered the perils of TikTok's niche euphemisms firsthand.

On Feb 7, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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Twitter’s new ad revenue sharing policy sparks debate among creators

‘I don’t have an econ degree but typically when people say if you give me money I’ll give you money it’s a scam.’

On Feb 7, 2023 by Patricia Grisafi

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Does ‘Dune’ pass the Bechdel Test?

It's complicated.

On Oct 28, 2022 by Patricia Grisafi

A screenshot from the Barbarian (2022) trailer showing a frightened young woman with her back against a wall and her face partially illuminated.

Where to watch ‘Barbarian’—before someone spoils it for you

Don't let the surprises get ruined by jerks. Subscribe to HBO Max now.

On Oct 26, 2022 by Patricia Grisafi

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The best Shudder original movies streaming this spooky season

Aside from plenty of classic horror films, Shudder has some fantastic originals. Here are the best Shudder original movies.

On Sep 26, 2022 by Patricia Grisafi