Stacey Ritzen

Stacey Ritzen is a reporter and editor based in West Philadelphia with over 10 years' experience covering pop culture, web culture, entertainment, and news. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyritzen.

Dark forest shadows and trees with internet symbol and 'The Lost History of the Internet'

Viral marketing campaigns that helped shape the internet as we know it

Did you get duped by the fake lore promoting 'The Blair Witch Project?'

On Nov 12, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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People are not amused with this video of millennials trying Cracker Barrel for the first time

Who has never tried country-fried steak??

On Nov 11, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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This ‘most unpopular opinion about Batman’ meme makes light of the dark franchise

Robert Pattinson's Batman is already inspiring memes.

On Oct 19, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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‘I would just like to put these rumors to bed’: TikToker fights to convince people he’s not Brian Laundrie

'Any advice on what I should say to people that think I am Brian Laundrie?'

On Sep 30, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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These ‘would you date him?’ memes would definitely have you swiping left

Run fast and far, ladies.

On Sep 18, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

Cara Delevingne

‘If a Tumblr post from 2013 gained sentience’: Cara Delevingne’s ‘peg the patriarchy’ Met Gala look inspires memes

'It’s a bit like, 'stick it to the man,' Delevingne explained.

On Sep 14, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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Olivia Munn’s ‘love and support’ tweet to John Mulaney resurfaces as a meme to thirst on celebrity crushes

People are taking to Twitter to shoot their shot.

On Sep 10, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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A poetry magazine parted with an editor after she tweeted that the ‘general population has no interest in what we do’

The backlash to the magazine's decision was swift.

On Sep 7, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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The ‘Me and who?’ meme has people imagining their ideal partner

Have you found your perfect 'who' yet?

On Sep 3, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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How a lost wallet led to a man named Gary Lee becoming a meme on TikTok

'Gary Lee' quickly went viral on the app.

On Aug 31, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen


A veteran’s smug Afghanistan takes are dividing the internet

You've probably seen these videos on your feed.

On Aug 19, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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‘I Think You Should Leave’ season 2 review: Is Tim Robinson … okay?

Robinson takes the viewer to dark, manic new places in his sophomore effort.

On Jul 6, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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Doctors are using TikTok (and getting millions of views) to explain why you should get the COVID vaccine

There's still so much work to be done to get the word out.

On Jul 2, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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Can the COVID vaccine lower your sperm count?

New research has found an interesting discovery.

On Jun 30, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen

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‘People are still questioning if fatphobia exists?’: People call out device that magnetically locks your jaw shut

The device connects to the upper and lower back teeth.

On Jun 28, 2021 by Stacey Ritzen