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ex-New York Times reporter Ian Urbina

Did a former ‘New York Times’ reporter exploit musicians for his personal gain?

A YouTube video accuses Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ian Urbina of fleecing artists. Urbina says his project is “being woefully distorted.”

Media
Digital shirt and skirt made for the metaverse

Is fashion ready for the metaverse?

A new medium poses its own set of challenges to the entire industry. But designers are wasting no time preparing to fill people’s virtual wardrobes.

Metaclosets
Stormy Daniels with the Trump dress

Exclusive: Stormy Daniels reveals details of her ‘Trump dress’ NFT sale

The former porn star is auctioning off an NFT featuring the dress she wore the night she allegedly had sex with Donald Trump. The winner also gets the garment itself.

Q&A

Meet Crackhead Barney, TikTok’s outrageous ambush interviewer

New York’s brash social media star — best known for her public shouting match with Andrew Giuliani — is just getting started.

Provocateur

How TikTok influencers are rebranding the pitbull

Humans are using the social media platform to show the softer side of the much-maligned dog breed.

Bow wow

Beyond Off-White, Nike, and Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh’s incredible legacy

The designer, artist, musician, and architect, who died on November 28 at age 41, leaves behind a body of work much greater than fashion.

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What would it take for Amazon to actually be a decent company?

The retail giant is improving a bit, but is there any impetus for it to become a responsible corporate citizen?

Business

How GOAT built its own streetwear shopping metaverse for Black Friday

CEO and co-founder Eddy Lu says the app’s exclusive sneaker drops and activities aren’t just about hot products — they’re about the people who love them.

Exclusive

How a Nike-backed brand ensures its hands-free shoes go to people with disabilities

Kizik's accessibility-friendly sneakers are going to those who actually need them — not to resellers.

Community Kicks

This webcomic made it okay to be sad online. Then its artist vanished.

The author of ‘Pictures for Sad Children’ went AWOL after a 2014 Kickstarter drama. In an exclusive interview, she explains why she had to unplug from the internet.

Art & commerce

These adorable baby ape NFTs? They’re racist — and stolen.

The scammy saga of the multimillion-dollar Lil Baby Ape Club shows that the digital art market is broken.

Monkey business

#FreeBritney was a success. ‘Now what?’ ask #NotJustBritney campaigners.

Disability activists fear that people will forget about conservatorships now that Britney Spears is free.

Social justice

From Harry Styles to Lil Nas X: How heels became genderless

Brands like Kira Goodey and Lidia Talavera are helping high heels shed their feminine connotations, creating a more inclusive shoe industry in the process.

No Limits

The Bored Apes take Manhattan

Members of Bored Ape Yacht Club, the internet’s hottest NFT project, monkeyed around IRL at Ape Fest 2021. How long can the party last?

Chimps ahoy!

Is Bored Ape supergroup Kingship the next Gorillaz?

What the heck is an NFT band? How exactly will this all work? Input got answers from Kingship’s label head and the group’s manager.

Music

These futuristic, weighted workout clothes look straight out of Wakanda

Omorpho, launched by former Nike execs and designers, applies small amounts of weight across its tops and bottoms to help you maximize the effects of training.

Style