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The New Model Media Star Is Only Famous to You
With short videos and paid newsletters, everyone from superstars to half-forgotten former athletes and even journalists can, as one tech figure put it, “monetize individuality.”
Pixar's 'Out' Features Studio’s First Gay Main Character
The animated film follows a gay man’s journey into acceptance as he prepares to move into a city with his boyfriend.
Moderna Vaccine Trial: How Upbeat Coronavirus News Fueled a Stock Surge
The desperate hunt for treatments and vaccines has changed how researchers, regulators, drug companies like Moderna, investors and journalists do their jobs.
A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question
What do copyright and authorship mean in the crowdsourced realm known as the Omegaverse?
China Deploys Propaganda Machine to Defend Move Against Hong Kong
State-run news media depicted the proposed national security laws as necessary to protect the rule of the Communist Party.
The Drones Were Ready for This Moment
While humans hunker below, aerial robots are taking over as cops, street cleaners, medical assistants, delivery workers and soon — friends?
Biden’s Online Campaign Is Still Loading
As Trump hogs the cameras, the homebound presumptive nominee’s video presence is a limbo of “virtual rallies,” glitches and … birds.
The Pandemic Ad Salutes You
In coronavirus-themed commercials, consumption is reframed as a public service performed by heroes, for heroes.
Khashoggi’s Son Says Family Pardons His Father’s Killers
The pardon effectively ends the prospect that any of the men who killed Jamal Khashoggi will be executed.
Bill Clinton and James Patterson Are Writing a Second Book Together
“The President’s Daughter,” set to come out in June 2021, follows their best-selling novel “The President Is Missing.”
‘Horrified’ and ‘Ashamed’: Volkswagen Apologizes for Ad
The German car company withdrew an online ad that attracted criticism for its racist images.
Joe Rogan Strikes an Exclusive, Multiyear Deal With Spotify
The deal with Joe Rogan, a provocative podcast host with millions of listeners, is the latest move by Spotify to expand outside music.
Coronavirus Shut Down the ‘Experience Economy.’ Can It Come Back?
Large-scale gatherings are on hold for the foreseeable future. That is taking a toll on the live events industry and society at large.
Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds
Our crummy connections are the biggest tech headache in the pandemic. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what to do about them.
How the ‘Plandemic’ Movie and Its Falsehoods Spread Widely Online
Conspiracy theories about the pandemic have gained more traction than mainstream online events. Here’s how.
CBS Courts Advertisers Virtually, With a Zinger From Stephen Colbert
Instead of celebrities and sizzle reels at Carnegie Hall, the network presents its wares in videos sent to ad buyers.
How the ‘Call Her Daddy’ Feud Boiled Over
The podcast built a loyal audience. So did its hosts.
At Fox News, Mixed Message on Hydroxychloroquine : ‘Very Safe’ vs. ‘It Will Kill You’
For two days running, Neil Cavuto has warned that a drug taken by President Trump, hydroxychloroquine, carries risks. Some of his colleagues disagree.
The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse
For all the high-minded talk among techies, their new favorite app is an invite-only (so far) social network for mingling with one another.
Tesla Owners Try to Make Sense of Elon Musk’s ‘Red Pill’ Moment
A liberal status symbol now has a founder who is moving to the right.
Coronavirus Shutdowns Weigh on Book Sales
Total U.S. sales in March were down 8.4 percent to $667 million, a sign of how the early days of the pandemic hurt booksellers and publishers.
Disney's Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, Becomes TikTok C.E.O.
Kevin Mayer will lead the Chinese-owned app for making and sharing short videos, which has exploded in popularity during the pandemic.
With Help From 100 Bundles, Nav Lands Another No. 1 Album
The Canadian rapper’s “Good Intentions” reached the top of the Billboard 200 with the equivalent of 135,000 album sales.
Publishers Snap Up Corona Books, From Case Studies to Plague Poetry
Authors are racing to produce timely accounts of the outbreak, with works that range from reported narratives to spiritual guides.