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WrestleMania 36 is still happening — and you can bet on the winners and losers
Jack Needham
The WWE’s events are completely scripted, but online sportsbooks will gladly take your wagers.
Sports
Rihanna masks. Kylie Jenner hand sanitizer. Fashion is better at this than the president?
Ian Servantes
Designers and entrepreneurs have stepped up as the medical community faces shortages of protective gear.
Coronavirus
How New Balance stumbled, then soared to the top of the streetwear game
Ian Servantes
After being sidelined by politics, the brand sported by Steve Jobs and Kendall Jenner has now risen above the noise.
Dad Vibes
Who needs the NCAA? Presenting the March Madness of cheese
Julia Sklar
We held a Zoom bracket party to determine the Best Cheese. Would No. 1 seed mozzarella take it all?
Distractions
Mourning in public: When death comes to Facebook
Rae Witte
Saying goodbye to your loved ones is already hard enough, but that feeling is magnified online — especially when the news comes unexpectedly.
R.I.P.
Myspace's greatest gift was teaching us how to live online
Sara Tardiff
The site gave birth to influencers, before influencers were even a thing.
Scene Kids
OK Zoomer: How Houseparty is letting people get weird in the age of coronavirus
Owen Myers
It’s like Zoom, but without that "corporate smell."
Socializing
Porn stars are trying to become cam stars. It's not as easy as it looks
Jessica Klein
It's hyper-competitive, emotionally draining work. But in the age of social distancing, many adult performers have little choice.
Adult problems
We visited a small Virginia town where drone deliveries have begun for real
Hart Fowler
Google's unmanned aerial vehicles are bringing residents medicine and chocolates. Emergency supplies could be next.
Flight test
Don't be a dick — if you watch a comedy or music livestream, pay full price
Greta Rainbow
Tons of struggling artists are streaming amid the coronavirus pandemic. This is no time for viewers to cheap out.
Culture
What the hell is going on in Instagram comments?
Edgar Alvarez
Between horny spam bots, get-rich-quick schemes, and misinformation, the social media giant is at war with trash — and the trash is winning.
Social Junk
Are you the next Lil Pump? These YouTubers will tell you — for a price
Seth King
Pay-for-play livestreams like No Jumper and CUFBOYS might be a valuable service for up-and-coming rappers — or just another music biz hustle.
Streamola
I'm obsessed with listening to strangers' old Spotify playlists
Isabelle Davis
But I found out the hard way you don't want to learn too much about who's making them.
Music
Should you "subscribe" to a Volvo? Here's how that works in the real world.
Harrison Weber
Care by Volvo presents itself as a novel solution to car ownership, but we asked subscribers, “Isn’t this just a lease?”
Car Culture
Playing 'Plague Inc.' in the time of coronavirus
Talia Lavin
Trump is bungling the COVID-19 response. I'm coping by immersing myself in a game about wiping out humanity.
Simulations
In bloom: the secret history of the 3D-rendered trees of Photoshop
Chris Stokel-Walker
As the software enters its 30th year, a look back at one of its weirdest, most wonderful features.
Design
Soccer fans are weaponizing powerful lasers to blind players
Edgar Alvarez
They won't be happy until someone loses an eye... or a game.
Sports
Inside Osint HK: the secret Hong Kong group tracking protests, the police, and coronavirus
Max Bernhard
“People are confused, and they don't know where to turn,” says Osint HK's American ex-pat leader.
Myth busters
Fashion begins to reckon with the damage it's done to the planet
Ian Servantes
“Sustainable” clothes and sneakers are a good start, but we should all be buying less. An industry built on crass consumerism is finally looking in the mirror.
If looks could kill
Father of murdered journalist Alison Parker takes on YouTube: “They perpetrate evil every single day”
Mark Yarm
Google’s response to his FTC complaint about graphic videos is “the same shit that I’ve been hearing for the last four years,” Andy Parker tells Input.
Q&A