Digital Culture

Lil Mayo Isn’t the Alien Instagram Influencer We Want. He’s the Alien Instagram Influencer We Need.

Lil Mayo, the alien meme turned Instagram influencer, is extremely difficult to reach. His social media presence features a literal movie prop dummy of an…

Depop Drama Has the Best Gen Z Gossip Online

All I wanted was a damn Lorde T-shirt — the black one with pink and yellow letters from the musician’s iconic Melodrama World Tour. What…

An Oral History of ‘Snake’ on Nokia

Taneli Armanto doesn’t like to tell people he changed the world. In fact, unless you’re a family friend, I’d bet you haven’t heard of the…

‘Incels Without Hate’: Can a New Movement Overcome the Group’s Notorious Violence?

In April 2018, when Alek Minassian killed 10 people and injured 16 others in a van attack on the streets of Toronto, 28-year-old David (a…