Has music journalism lost its way?Navigating criticism's existential crisis in the era of streaming and clicks, with Ann Powers
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What are NFTS? And can they save independent music? Mat Dryhurst explains why million-dollar GIF auctions only scratch the surface of blockchain's disruptive potential.
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New Yorkers have been escaping to the Hudson Valley for decades. Audrey Gelman's "country store" tells us a lot about the place, and ourselves.
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The Logan Roy School of Journalism A conversation about 'Succession,' the media, and Hollywood with Cord Jefferson.
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What is a metalabel?Reviving the Dischord Records model for the Discord era, with Yancey Strickler and Austin Robey
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Is it time for platform socialism? Imagining a future where platforms are democratically owned and governed by all of us, with James Muldoon
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The Boomer Ballast effect, with Kevin Munger and Joshua CitarellaLiving in the shadows of the richest and most powerful generation in U.S. history is pushing youth politics into strange new shapes
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Is counterculture still possible?New Models' Caroline Busta on locating the “outside” in a world where everything we do is being watched
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Netflix's 'Is it Cake?,' a cooking show based on a meme, slices open the conflicting incentives driving contemporary media.
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Coachella Vibes: A Serious InvestigationWhat America's premiere megafest tells us about the state of culture, society and ourselves, with Katie Bain
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Parasocial AnxietySubstack, platform capitalism, and the possibilities and perils of the creator economy
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Five Days in a TikTok MansionHow bowing to the algorithm is impacting our sense of self, with Barrett Swanson
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