TikTokers are now eligible to join Hollywood’s biggest union

TikTokers, Instagram influencers, and other online content creators now have a new way to unionise, via SAG-AFTRA’s “Influencer Agreement”. As Hollywood’s top union, the catchily-named Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will allow those that earn money through advertising on social media to reap the same benefits as A-list actors. “The Influencer Agreement was created in response […]

The Nets Basquiat Jerseys and the Will of Capital

The NBA, this country’s savviest professional sports conglomerate, knows how to make a buck. When it introduced the “City Edition” uniform in 2017—a fourth jersey alternate meant to highlight the most granular shibboleths of each franchise’s home—it was a conceptual triumph. It not only flattered fans, for whom local pride is often more consequential than […]

The Many Figures of Kathrine Narducci

“I feel like when I’m painting, once I start adding eyes, nose, and mouth, it’s the weirdest thing that happens to me,” the actress Kathrine Narducci, who has also been painting for decades, says. “As soon as I give them one eye or one nose or a mouth, whatever I put first, I almost feel […]

How ’70s Magazine “Radical Software” Predicted the Future

In the spring of 1970, a group of self-proclaimed “hardware freaks” published the first issue of Radical Software, a print magazine that detailed emerging trends in video, television, and early computing. Its pages burst with enthusiasm—there are guides for creating neighborhood documentaries, comedic recipes for “video rabbit,” and calls for new “information economies” meant to liberate data from private ownership. In an article for Rhizome, […]

Are you ready for Anna Delvey, vlogger extraordinaire?

Anna Delvey, AKA Anna Sorokin, AKA the socialite scammer that took over the public conscience in late 2018, just announced the launch of her new vlogging channel — Anna Delvey TV. Having been released from prison early for good behaviour last week, the fake heiress has big plans to take back her narrative for herself, and they don’t […]

The reinvention of Mia Khalifa

In a year where “death” and “TikTok” were among the most popular search terms in the world, success stories in 2020 are a coveted pandemic luxury. There were however a few winners, sandwiched between cookie-cutter Connecticut teens and a 23-year-old footballer responsible for feeding Britain’s starving children (truly, you couldn’t write it if you tried), and among them was […]

‘Eat the rich’: TikTokers want you to unfollow your fave celebs

A new TikTok trend has users scrolling through their Instagram, unfollowing all of their fave rich people and corporations: Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, James Charles, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Jeffree Star, and even (ironically) TikTok itself. Basically, if you have a little blue tick next to your name, you’re out. The call to unfollow wealthy influencers comes in the wake of Reddit’s recent rebellion […]