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 Coronavirus 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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