Back in 2020, when we were all logging 15 hours of screen time per day (you were too, right?), trying to come to grips with the internet’s sudden role as a critical social lifeline and engaging in previously unthinkable activities like Zoom happy hours, I kept thinking about the…
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I still feel silly calling Facebook by its new name, but Meta mostly ends up in the news for bad reasons these days, the same way it did before…
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Artist James Turrell recently released a fragrance collection in collaboration with French glassmaker Lalique, expanding his work with light and…
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I recently published a short essay in the Dirt newsletter about how using the internet is becoming more like watching TV, with TikTok as the main vector…
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A decade ago, it seemed novel that software could write 500 fantasy football articles per second, producing 50 million such articles over the course of…
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ZIRP Culture Toby Shorin recently published an essay, “Life After Lifestyle,” that describes how brands integrate themselves into the cultural…
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Many of the most grating aspects of life in densely populated cities involve violations of personal space. They are frequently subtle. I could probably…
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As time passes, it will seem more and more convenient to historians that the last decade ended so punctually—we rang in 2020 just as COVID was gaining…
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