Modernist Churches and Stock Risks
"no bcos wtf was that"
Netflix announced a new ‘Squid Game’ reality TV show (but of course they did); Harry Styles stans are apparently not vibing with his opening act Mitski; and the debut of Ryan Gosling's Ken (who won’t make his actual big-screen debut until 2023).
THE GLOW UP: HOW JONAH REIDER IS MAKING BEAUTY MORE DIGESTIBLE, highsnobiety
The 28-year-old New Yorker — who was once known as the "dorm chef" because he ran a buzzy dinner club out of Columbia University's Hogan Hall — has launched PZAZ, a line of flavored energy sprays that deliver “micro-doses of caffeine, electrolytes, vitamins, and minerals.”
YOUTUBE TO HOST FIRST SHOPPABLE BEAUTY FESTIVAL, fashionunited
Can YouTube make young people care about liveshopping? I guess we’ll find out today, when they kick off their first shoppable beauty festival “in a bid to compete for the advertising dollars traditionally allocated to television and shopping channels.” It’ll be hosted by YouTube’s head of fashion and beauty Derek Blasberg (who Gen Z does not care about) and include an appearance by Hailey Bieber (who Gen Z very much does care about) as she debuts her brand Rhode Beauty.
HOW CATHOLICISM BECAME A MEME, vox
Reporter Rebecca Jennings on Catholicism’s unlikely relevancy.
I started seeing a bizarre trend on TikTok in which people argued the superiority of Catholicism with videos that juxtaposed Evangelical preachers and modernist churches with old, gilded Latin Masses. Around the same time came a buzzy fashion brand whose signature piece is a bikini top with the words “Father” and “Son” on each of the boobs and “Holy Spirit” on the bottom. This was also during the unfortunate resurgence of the Satanic Panic and the fortunate rise of Lil Nas X grinding on the devil…
GENERATION Z IS GETTING A HARSH LESSON IN STOCK RISK, bloomberg
A bear market is never good, but this time it's especially worrying — suddenly, stock investing has become trendy, with TikTok stars becoming the new investment gurus. The implications of this are going to be massive, imo.
FACEBOOK IS CHANGING ITS ALGORITHM TO TAKE ON TIKTOK, LEAKED MEMO REVEALS, theverge
While Instagram has already morphed to look more like TikTok with its focus on Reels, executives hope that a similar treatment to Facebook will reverse the app’s stagnant growth and potentially lure back young people. Will it work…? Maybe they should try something other than copying other apps, idk.
CHARMING, AWKWARD, AND SOMETIMES CHARMINGLY AWKWARD — DATING IRL MAKES A COMEBACK IN NYC, vinepair
Anyone who has been to a New York City bar lately can attest: Dating IRL isn’t at risk of dying out. “Everyone is getting a shot for somebody else and cheers-ing each other,” says one Brooklyn bar owner.
One last thought: