Alpha Icons and Christo-Fascists
“boris johnson’s baby is fake”
Taylor Swift makes an appearance in the trailer for Amsterdam, the latest from Margot Robbie x David O. Russell; already the best-dressed member of Gen Alpha, North West wore a 2008 jacket from Kanye’s first fashion brand Pastelle; Dua Lipa (and a bunch of other famous faces) walked the runway of Gen Z fave Balenciaga.
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‘THE GOLDEN AGE OF THRIFTING IS OVER’, nyt
I’ve been thinking about this for ages: what happens to thrift shopping when the racks become inevitably filled with Shein cast-offs rather than quality stuff? A rude awakening for “the generations of women who have been thrifting for decades as a way of filling their closets affordably with garments made of high-quality materials.”
WEIBO TO LAUNCH NEW INTEREST-DRIVEN SOCIAL APP, jingdaily
Weibo — essentially China’s Twitter — will launch a new interest-based social app named Planet that will largely function as a way for Weibo users to follow celebrities and influencers while embedding themselves in communities with similar interests.
CHRISTIAN FASCIST PROPAGANDA IS ALL OVER TIKTOK, vice
On TikTok, Christian nationalists and Christo-fascists are weaving together a shared visual language using 4chan memes, Scripture, Orthodox and Catholic iconography, imagery of holy wars, and clips from movies or TV featuring toxic male characters. Many of the videos, on their face, are innocuous enough, but they exist in close proximity to disturbing, violent, or explicitly white nationalist content.
WHY CONSPIRACY THEORIES ARE THRIVING ON DATING APPS, i-d
It used to be important to agree with potential mates on things like religion and politics, but now people are seeking love with mates who are aligned on things like whether Jeffrey Epstein killed himself (he did) or if Finland is real (do I really need to elaborate?).
‘I GAVE MYSELF THE ICK EATING A PACKED LUNCH’: YOUNG WORKERS ARE ASHAMED TO TAKE THEIR OWN LUNCHES TO WORK, dailydot
“Why does eating lunch u brought from home feel so embarrassing. I’m in my most vulnerable state. Sometimes my coworker asks what I have and I have to announce bologna sandwich.”
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