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If You Want to Be Big on TikTok, You’ve Gotta Go Country

“I am the redneck, bitch,” the song declares over the background of a small lake surrounded by 20 or so ATVs. “My weekend > yours,”…

The Lonely Life of a Yacht Influencer

While chasing a 2017 story about medical tourism and Slovakian stem cells that had already taken me to hospital facilities in Bratislava and Vienna, I…

The Fine Art of Censoring Your Instagram Nudes With Emojis

Japanese interface designer Shigetaka Kurita created the first widely used set of emojis in 1999. After a decade of success in Japan, Kurita made his…

Strippers Are Making Memes About What Kind of Customer You Are

Like many identities pushed to the margins in public life, a digital subculture of sex workers thrives online — and of course, that means there…