Caesarized Campuses and Scheduled Cries
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Ahead of the holidays, Emily Post's classic etiquette handbook has been revamped to “center inclusion”; TikTok is convinced that Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles are dating again; Balenciaga is (uh, relatedly?) selling f*ckboy mattresses for $46,300; and I’ll see you back here Saturday for an extra-long newsletter — have a great Thanksgiving!
HOW COLLEGES AND SPORTS-BETTING COMPANIES ‘CAESARIZED’ CAMPUS LIFE, nyt
In order to reap millions of dollars in fees, universities are partnering with betting companies to introduce their students to online gambling.
WHEN DID CUSTOMERS OF LUXURY BRANDS GET SO YOUNG?, quartz
Elsewhere in start-’em-while-they’re-young: Bank of America’s analysis of Billboard year-end Hot 100 singles found that mentions of luxury brands and products have skyrocketed in recent years. Meanwhile, the bank’s researchers found that 13 of the top 20 most followed Instagram accounts put a spotlight on the luxury goods industry one way or another.
GIVENCHY LAUNCHES PHYGITAL NFT COLLECTION AS PART OF BSTROY COLLAB, voguebusiness
Excellent follow-up reading to the previous headline/question. Givenchy is building on an earlier capsule collaboration between its creative director Matthew M. Williams and streetwear brand Bstroy with its new NFT project with Web3 artist collective Felt Zine. (Too many buzzwords for my millennial brain to comprehend, but it’s an obvious play for Gen Z.)
GEN Z CRYBABIES SCHEDULE THEIR TEARY SESSIONS, PRESENT THEM IN POWERPOINTS, nypost
We’ve talked about the crying makeup trend, wherein TikTokers do their makeup — misty eyes, rosy cheeks — to look like they’ve been crying. But crying itself is also cool, with the hashtag #AlwaysBeCrying racking up 4.1 million views on the platform. Gen Zers are going as far as to schedule crying and track crying fits via PowerPoint presentations.
THE EAST VILLAGE IS GETTING ITS FIRST NEW ROCK CLUB IN DECADES, curbed
“My boy’s an East Village kid, but when I was hopping on those Metro-North trains to see shows at his age, he and his pals were stuck at home on Zoom. He wants this chance to be on the scene. Gen Z wants to work, and they want to learn. They are hungry in a big way, which is very encouraging. What’s also encouraging is that many young people are getting into rock — especially if their parents have impeccable taste. I’m hoping Angus can take over when I step down. Maybe he’ll be the next brave soul to keep East Village rock alive.”
One last night: