Bonobos launched a Gen Z-aimed “streetleisure” offshoot called Bonobos Fielder that will be sold at, of all places, Walmart; Kate McKinnon, Margot Robbie, and Ryan Gosling are starring in the live-action remake of Barbie written by Greta Gerwig; Giannis Antetokounmpo (who means everything to me) is WhatsApp’s first global brand partner; and (sorry for the sports emphasis, but I just really love All-Star Weekend) Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine fronts BNPLer Klarna’s All-Star activation.
THANKS TO REMOTE WORK, MANY IN GEN Z MAY NEVER WORK IN AN OFFICE. WILL IT MATTER?, wsj
“In general, they are OK with that: Many of them like being remote and want to be able to work that way.” But they also don’t actually know what it’s like to live the alternative. It is so wild to me to imagine not having spent 10 (occasionally miserable!) years working from offices. So many hours I would have back, but also so many pretty crucial experiences that would go un-experienced.
ARE WE REALLY GETTING SICK OF HOOK-UP CULTURE?, nymag
“When you’re not into hook-up culture anymore and are waiting for a divine masculine to create generational wealth with and heal through sex with unconditional love and manifestation.” (Related: The internet [TikTok?] is terrible.)
HE MAKES ECONOMICS THEORIES WACKY ENOUGH FOR TIKTOK, nyt
How a 25-year-old from Ohio has become NPR’s “TikTok guy.” He “created a video explaining how the stock market has built-in circuit breakers using found images of peaceful waterfalls and horses. It was uploaded in 2020 and has been viewed more than 300,000 times.”
DOLLS AND DRINKS FOR LIKES AND CLICKS, nyt
As a lifelong Molly, it is highly depressing that the American Girl store in NYC has become a hotspot for influencers who are doing it
for the gram for TikTok likes.
On a Monday morning in February, Harry Hill, 27, showed up at the American Girl Cafe wearing a vintage Christian Dior sweater and carrying a Coach tote that held two of his beloved dolls. He was joined by Serena Kerrigan, 27, who brought her dolls in a pink mesh Victoria’s Secret bag.
THE ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM’S TIKTOK IS RUN FOR — AND BY — TEENS, jingdaily
Hired as part of the museum’s workforce development program, which launched in September 2021, these young creators are responsible for planning and creating content for the account, in turn gaining skills not limited to project management, communication, and digital production.
GEN Z IS MUCH MORE LIKELY TO IDENTIFY AS LGBTQ—AND THEY’RE NOT EASILY FOOLED BY RAINBOW CAPITALISM, fastco
According to a new Gallup poll, nearly 21% of Gen Z identifies as LGBT, double the portion of millennials (10.5%) and quadruple the amount of Gen Xers (4.2%)
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