Digital Culture

After 15 Years, the Pirate Bay Still Can’t Be Killed

In a quiet corner of my high school’s study room in 2009, I booted up my busted laptop while making sure nobody could peer over…

What the Dark New Trend of School Shooter Memes Can Teach Us About ‘Generation Lockdown’

Twenty years ago, the massacre at Columbine High School shattered a community, shocked the nation and launched innumerable myths around gun violence that persist to…

YouTube Is (Still) Silencing LGBTQ Sex Ed

The video opens on two men sitting next to each other in a well-lit living room smiling expectantly and drinking what looks to be a…

There’s a Hilarious Ongoing Meme War Between Ford and Chevy Truck Owners

Though the rural town of Ravenel, South Carolina, contains only 799 households, their Ford and Chevy dealerships got into a billboard battle in March that…