Lil Peep: 1996 - 2017
Before 21-year-old Gustav “Lil Peep” Åhr died last week of a suspected drug overdose, he was a burgeoning cult figure with a promising future. With his tragic passing, what was prelude becomes legend.
Can herbal hormone therapy help the transgender community?
You don’t have to talk
Try saying nothing, for a change.
‘Justice League’ is a great sleeping aid and not much more
They’ll never stop making comic book movies, but maybe they’ll stop making this one.
Political correctness isn’t the problem
The “real” bigotry is not suppression of speech, but white nationalism.
Spam is back
It seemed like we had defeated electronic junk mail. Then the spammers rose from the dead.
There are still things to be thankful for
Let’s talk about them on the phone.
The specific betrayal of Brand New
Brand New’s Jesse Lacey is the most famous emo musician to be outed as an abuser. His world is long overdue for a reckoning.
YouTube just took down the creepy kids’ channel Toy Freaks
Toy Freaks, formerly a YouTube-verified channel that had more than 7 million subscribers, “has been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
Congress’s forgotten pedophile
Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was a celebrated politician — and a serial child molester.
Two passwords are always better than one
Two-factor authentication adoption rates are low. Is it because cybersecurity experts are making the perfect the enemy of the good?
One made-for-TV movie to underwhelm them all
Revisiting a Lord of the Rings adaptation that went very wrong, as Tolkien’s series heads to Amazon.
Forensic Files is extremely my shit
Erik Hinton on his fascination with the long-running, true crime TV show.
Inspiring: How Julian Assange overcame the odds and ended up sucking more than anyone ever thought he could
Assange and Wikileaks have become a case study in self-parody.
Is HQ Trivia the future of TV?
An app that broadcasts a gameshow that anyone can participate in 12 times a week has gone viral.
Publishers paying George Takei to promote stories isn’t just weird — it’s an FTC violation
Without disclosure over advertising, news organizations and “influencers” could be in hot water.
Why is this company tracking where you are on Thanksgiving?
A data collection service called SafeGraph collected 17 trillion location markers for 10 million smartphones during the holiday last year.
Twitter parties are Tupperware parties reborn
Twitter parties are a bizarre mix of product zealotry and social bonding.
The most hated poet in Portland
One tweet turned Collin Andrew Yost into a joke. Could he survive it?
The ‘search angels’ who reunite birth families on Facebook
How one online search group is working to connect adoptees with their origins.