Will there be a summer box office? Ask ‘Tenet’

The film’s July release will either save 2020 movies -- or condemn them.

The Hustle • May 26, 2020

How the corona crisis changed the game for some of your favorite summer staples

Every day might still feel the same, but you can tell it’s summer by what’s on our shopping carts.

Nick DeSantis • May 25, 2020

Libraries hope their return will not be overdue

For many people, libraries provide essential services. But getting back to full service means libraries won’t look the same.

Michael Waters • May 18, 2020

An unusual bright spot in the gambling biz: People are itching for scratch-off tickets

With few other gambling options, the itch for instant gratification is powerful.

Nick DeSantis • May 15, 2020

Our mild encounters of the Hollywood kind

Inspired by a viral tweet, we run down our most mundane run-ins with the stars.

Nick DeSantis • May 15, 2020

Virtual reality can’t catch a break

The industry is facing an Oculus rift: It should be more popular right now, but consumers haven’t caught the wave.

Michael Waters • May 14, 2020

Dutch AI is coming for the Billboard charts

Eurovision is canceled, so a Dutch broadcaster organized a contest for algorithmically generated bangers

Michael Waters • May 13, 2020

You probably aren’t rich enough for these high-end Zoom fundraisers

Celebrities and the political class are pivoting to remote events to raise money for charity and campaigns.

Michael Waters • May 11, 2020

A theater chain’s unusual pivot: launching a streaming service of its own

The Alamo Drafthouse chain’s on-demand service wants to bring Weird Wednesdays right to your couch.

Nick DeSantis • May 11, 2020

Regular people are cobbling together a living with Zoom trivia nights

The new trivia kingpins are just a bunch of amateurs.

Michael Waters • May 6, 2020

The fashion world is officially endorsing your home catwalks

Designers are taking runway shows straight to the kitchen.

Michael Waters • May 5, 2020

The magic of network TV now happens in living rooms

TV shows are going fully remote -- and it’s not easy

Michael Waters • May 1, 2020

Animal Crossing’s stalk market is the only economic indicator you need right now

The twists and turns of the game’s fictional market have captivated real-life analysts.

Michael Waters • April 30, 2020

The booming business of handing out $10k on Instagram

Influencers are giving away cash on social media, but the real winner may be marketing firms.

Michael Waters • April 29, 2020

Oldies are golden and pop stars lose their luster: our quarantine listening habits

Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, and kids’ tunes are on the rise.

Nick DeSantis • April 27, 2020

For Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service, it ain’t over ‘til the fat lady streams

The business of red envelopes filled with physical DVDs is still profitable.

Caroline Dohack • April 27, 2020

The art world is curating a survival plan

To weather the pandemic, museums are going all-in on internet culture.

The Hustle • April 22, 2020

We’re in the midst of a great Nintendo Switch shortage

Switches are flying off the shelves, but Mario’s pipeline has a supply problem.

Nick DeSantis • April 22, 2020

The Silicon Valley set wants an invite to the Clubhouse

It’s the new favored app of the VC set.

Michael Waters • April 21, 2020

Movie theaters have a post-quarantine message: Take us back?

Big theater chains have big plans to put butts back in the seats.

Michael Waters • April 21, 2020

This rent-a-minor-celeb app is blowing up

Cameo, a service that lets you pay D-list celebrities in exchange for personalized videos, is having a moment.

Michael Waters • April 20, 2020

Bibles, workbooks, and ‘The Plague’: Meet the pandemic’s bestselling books

The crisis is reshuffling popular literature as we know it.

Michael Waters • April 16, 2020

On Animal Crossing, the economy never stopped

Catch someone musing about turnip prices? That’s a sure sign they’re going crazy for Animal Crossing.

Michael Waters • April 14, 2020

People are turning to Google Docs for quaran-tainment

Google docs and PowerPoints can liven up your sad, self-isolated Saturday nights.

Nick DeSantis • April 6, 2020

GameStopped: The video game chain has terminated its attempt to find a buyer

After months of search, GameStop has called game over on trying to find a buyer as it struggles to adapt to the future of gaming.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 31, 2019

This film might just save the planet

And no, we’re not talking about a movie.

The Hustle • February 10, 2017

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