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Delving into ‘House of the Dragon’s tangled Targaryen family tree

A who's who of a different era in Westeros.

On Aug 19, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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How accusations around a major NFT release sank it—and raised questions about an alleged NFT ‘ring’

‘NFT Twitter is a foul place.’

On Jun 6, 2022 by Grace Stanley

A man wearing a mask and carrying a flag.

How fears of the ‘antifa apocalypse’ set the stage for QAnon

The two are inextricably linked.

On Feb 25, 2022 by Al Jones

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Video: The wild history of fanfic censorship

From crackdowns on queer fanzines to NSFW bans on sites like Tumblr, modern fandom was shaped by censorship.

On Nov 12, 2021 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The enduring footprint of one of TV’s first big companion podcasts

The Official Lost Podcast became a model for TV podcasts. Then it vanished from iTunes.

On Nov 12, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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The many lives of the Dancing Baby, cyberspace’s first cringe meme

One of the earliest memes is still bopping around the internet.

On Nov 12, 2021 by Audra Schroeder

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‘Have you ever burned plastic to your skin?’: Crochet TikTokers warn people against making potholders with acrylic yarn

It's a matter of safety.

On Nov 3, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Dune’ is a dense and dazzling visual spectacle

Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi epic goes grand without dumbing it down.

On Oct 8, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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How an Oath Keeper brought QAnon to the masses

He built QAlerts, a popular QAnon app. He's also an Oath Keeper.

On Sep 16, 2021 by Claire Goforth

Man on street handing out flyers while wearing a clapboard that says 'JuiceLand temporarily closed. Visit us in Austin, Houston, Dallas.' Caption 'VIRAL LABOR'

How JuiceLand strikers and ride-hailing drivers are organizing online

'We've always had an agenda.'

On Sep 3, 2021 by Laiken Neumann

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‘Love Island’ and the future of the reality TV-to-influencer pipeline

'Fame and money don't last forever.'

On Sep 2, 2021 by Daysia Tolentino

A man walks on an industrial pipeline.

TikTokers are sharing their own experiences in YouTube’s ‘alt-right pipeline’

YouTube's algorithm has long been criticized, and now TikTokers are sharing their experiences.

On Apr 9, 2021 by Libby Cohen

MysteryVibe Crescendo in the hands of a couple.

Discover erogenous zones you didn’t know existed with this vibrator

Pleasure mapping the most sensitive parts of the body is your anatomy lesson of the day.

On Mar 19, 2021 by Marisa Losciale

A girl removes her beanie from her head.

The revealing nature of big forehead TikTok

Big forehead energy.

On Mar 19, 2021 by Audra Schroeder

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The Snyder Cut is low-key a great sweater movie

The sweaters are brief but memorable.

On Mar 18, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski