Sumadori Bars and Sbux NFTs
Lil Nas X made his big runway debut at Coach; Sofia Coppola and A24 have an Elvis biopic starring Jacob Elordi in the works; and Telfar shuts down Brooklyn traffic with NYFW pop-up shop.
DO ANY WOMEN IN GEN Z REALLY LUST AFTER LEONARDO DICAPRIO?, slate
“I think he’s just some guy to all of us,” said Mimori Walters, a 21-year-old from Orlando, Florida. “Wasn’t he in The Matrix?”
STARBUCKS DETAILS ITS BLOCKCHAIN-BASED LOYALTY PLATFORM AND NFT COMMUNITY, STARBUCKS ODYSSEY, techcrunch
After reporting record revenue last month driven mostly by Gen Z’s love of iced drinks (side note: is hot coffee over????), Starbucks is becoming one of the first chains to tie NFT offerings to its core business. Yesterday, Starbucks introduced Starbucks Odyssey. Launching later this year, the experience combines the existing Starbucks Rewards loyalty program with an NFT platform, allowing its customers to both earn and purchase digital assets that unlock exclusive experiences and rewards.
TEENS STILL LOVE SNAPCHAT. BUT ITS BUSINESS IS STRUGGLING TO GROW UP., wapo
The company has quietly maintained quite the foothold on Gen Z — a survey by Pew Research found that 59% of American teens use Snapchat, while 15% said they use it “almost constantly” — but the “effervescence has evaporated, courtesy of a gloomy earnings report and the first mass layoffs in the company’s history.”
JAPAN LIQUOR BUSINESSES TURN TO NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS TO ATTRACT GEN Z, reuters
I’m never not fascinated by Gen Z F&B trends, and the low/no-alcohol movement is no exception. We all know that the popularity of low- and non-alcoholic drinks has risen worldwide, and that effect has been especially pronounced in Japan, where the population is shrinking and younger people drink far less than in previous decades.
On a recent afternoon in the entertainment district of Roppongi, groups of mostly young women gathered at a no-alcohol "beer garden" set up in the shadow of one of Tokyo's tallest buildings. Beer gardens are a summer tradition in Japan, but this one - promoted by Suntory and broadcaster TV Asahi - skipped the beer, offering patrons a lineup of mocktails and non-alcohol wine instead.
IS BETTER SEX ED THE ANSWER TO FIGHTING ABORTION MISINFORMATION?, r29
Well, it’s certainly a start.
WOMEN IN COLLEGE ARE MOVING LEFT—BUT MEN ARE MIGRATING TO THE RIGHT, newsweek
30% of college women identify as Democrats today and only 20% identify as Republicans. In elite universities, the difference is greater, where 45% of women identify as Democrats and just 7% as Republicans. Meanwhile, 39% of college men identify as Republicans, almost double the 21% who identify as Democrats. And these percentages hold up in elite universities.
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