Weekend Reads

vor 4 years

Problematic YouTubers. Shopify domination. Daydreaming = mental disorder? Kanye West. The death of nostalgia. And much more!

How Shopify Conquered Fashion via businessoffashion.com

A look at how the shopping app managed to take over the consumer during our currently strange times. SB


The Problem With Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star: What Happened to These YouTube Stars? via nytimes.com

New York Times weighs in on the drama on Youtubers Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson. Once again, both have faced a lot of backlash after new allegations of racism, hypersexualization, and back-stabbing other people. Dawson and Star are the two most powerful and influential Youtubers – and they use their platform like this? Not cute. FP


AOC Doesn’t Care About Now-Infamous Misogynist Ted Yoho’s “Apology” (& Neither Do We) via refinery29

‘Bitches’ get stuff done.“ Mr. Yoho should probably get used to that and wake up! SB


Rub & Tug to cast a trans actor after Scarlett Johansson lead controversy via dazed.co.uk

Again a CIS person, that gets cast to play a trans body – but not with Scarlett Johansson. The actress who initially accepted the role declined it after receiving backlash. Dazed spoke to people including  Nick Adams, GLAAD’s director of Trans representation, to discuss the importance of authentic casting and giving voices to minorities. FP

Meet the Rebel Behind Fashion’s Favorite Instagram Memes via papermag.com

Paper has an interview with the artist behind flipping fashion ads on their head. Always playful and humorous, the French artist Thomas Lélu repurposes famous fashion images and ads into totally different campaigns. Read about his approach and check out some exclusive images. JS

The Death Of Nostalgia via economist.com

A time where things were much simpler and less inference is something we all sought and yearned for. We have now been bestowed the power of simpler times, yet they do not seem to be as simple and easy as we had hoped. This article looks back to the past and brings it up to the date to the present and future. SK


When Does Obsessive Daydreaming Become a Mental Illness? via vice.com

“When Does Obsessive Daydreaming Become a Mental Illness?” What is even daydreaming? What is even mental illness? Vice has got the answer for you. Enjoy. NC


Why Kanye West’s Bipolar Disorder Is No Joke via highsnobiety.com

I once dated someone with bipolar disorder (not Kanye). I was very quickly and fairly abruptly thrown into a crash course about what BPD actually was, and how to grapple with it. Going into the relationship, I was confused by its existence, and I had no idea how to approach the matter or how to talk about it. I was totally in the dark before experiencing the first episode, and I quickly learned that having more knowledge on my side would be helpful for the both of us. It has recently been a hot topic because of Mr. West, and now is as good a time as any to acquaint ourselves with a disorder that is recognised in the DSM-5 handbook. JS


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