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- The Death of Jeans Has Largely Been ExaggeratedIt’s hard to imagine how a person could be better at wearing jeans than Rihanna. While the pop star is practically worshiped in fashion circles for her wardrobe’s endless variety, the one thing she clothes herself in nearly constantly is denim. Her repertoire includes every permutation of jeans imaginable, but also extends to denim jackets, denim dresses, denim shorts, denim skirts, denim thigh-high boots, and, on at least one occasion, a carpet-dusting denim train.Rihanna is one of the most photographed people alive, so her appreciation for denim has made her a walking billboard for the fabric—especially its abundance. Daily paparazzi photos of her entering airports or leaving hotels have proved that virtually every type of clothing, at every price, can now be made of denim. Jeans themselves have never been more varied: cropped, skinny, wide, straight, kick-flared, light, dark, distressed, embellished.For denim purveyors, Rihanna’s favor years couldn’t be more opportune.… ..... Read More.4 weeks ago
- Some People Definitely Love Mark Zuckerberg“Something funny is going on in these comments,” NBC News reporter Ben Collins tweeted last Thursday, watching a Facebook livestream of Mark Zuckerberg giving a speech at Georgetown University.Zuckerberg’s talk was about the company’s commitment to “voice and free expression.” He elaborated on Facebook’s recent decision not to vet political ads for lies, before outlining the difference between Facebook’s policies and those of one of its main rivals, the Chinese company TikTok, which has been criticized repeatedly for censorship.All the while, comments streamed down the side of the video, often so many at once it was hard to read them. They were nearly universally positive. Many were gushing. Almost all of them seemed to be about Mark Zuckerberg as a person—a great person!—and virtually none were even remotely related to the content of the speech. Not only had these people tuned in by the tens of thousands on a Thursday… ..... Read More.4 weeks ago
- Video Games Are Better Without GameplayLike games, geese are notoriously annoying. They’re brusque, clumsy, and territorial. If you are a person, and one appears on your country estate, the advice recommends avoiding engagement and then standing your ground if it charges. Show the goose who’s boss. A recent, hugely popular video game, Untitled Goose Game, stages this conflict. For some reason it turns out to be familiar to everyone, even city slickers who have never seen a goose in person.It’s fun! Being a goose for a while is diverting and surprising, and embodying one in a simulated, pastoral environment speaks to the flexible power of games as a medium. Games turn the world on its head, allowing you to become all the things you are not: a criminal in Grand Theft Auto; an explorer of alien worlds in No Man’s Sky; the universe itself in Everything. You gain a new perspective, having had the opportunity… ..... Read More.4 weeks ago