Friday, July 1, 2022

Amos Barshad

Netflix’s Spiderhead Lacks the Charm of the Story It’s Based On

Per Netflix’s confusing proprietary data, in its first week of release Spiderhead was viewed for a collective 35 million hours. Theoretically, any sci-fi head should be stoked by the existence of a lavishly made non-franchise sci-fi success built off...

Young Thug and What Happens When Prosecutors Use Social Media

I ask Hamasaki how much social media played a role in Drakeo’s case. “You’re giving me PTSD,” he sighs. “I think we had 4 terabytes of discovery. DMs, photos, videos. Backup accounts on Instagram or Twitter. Everything they can...

How Mdou Moctar’s Music Went Viral Via Bluetooth

Depending on where you are in the world, life after the death of physical music looks very different. In West Africa, the post-CD landscape was populated by market stalls selling SIM and micro-SD cards preloaded with tracks. Eventually, pals...

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