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🟥 His and Hers

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A look back at the two biggest influences on my life. Also: Tiny Putin, more on "the slap," Kurt Cobain, Morgan Housel, the history of magic, and more. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

🟥 Fame is a form of mental illness

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The "slap in the face" Oscars was the perfect collision of narcissism, ego, victimhood, and fame. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

"Time spent on app" and what it's doing to our minds

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

We're not playing the game, the game is playing us. Also: Vampire capitalists, St. Patrick's Day in New England, suspense vs. surprise, and more. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

🟥 What Tom Petty taught me about songwriting and life

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Petty understood America and that's why he could reach hipsters/hicks, north/south, and coastal elites/NASCAR rednecks alike. Also: Russia/Ukraine, cargo shorts, Buddhist politics, & dating

🟥 Saying "fuck" doesn't make you interesting

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Thinking curse words make something funny is like believing wearing a fedora gives you a personality. A comedian's perspective on f-bombs... ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Spotify Newsletter #123

Friday, August 19, 2022

Your Weekly Dose of Spotify News ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

OneOf Breaks New 'Phygital' NFT: Artists Exploiting Lax Metadata Protections; TikTok Goes on AI Music-Making Spree

Friday, August 19, 2022

View online How artists are exploiting lax metadata protections by streaming services How artists are exploiting lax metadata protections by streaming services What if tagging the wrong artist pages on

Prins Thomas

Friday, August 19, 2022

Good morning. It's Friday so we're listening to something more upbeat. Today we're listening to Prins Thomas, a Norwegian producer and DJ. Thomas founded Nordic disco alongside Todd Terje

Welcome to the New Rolling Stone

Thursday, August 18, 2022

View on web New reader? Subscribe August 18, 2022 Music News Anitta and Missy Elliott Check Into a Dream Hotel on Long-Awaited Mega-Collab 'Lobby' The new song is from the deluxe edition of

Lip Sync For Your Streams: How the 'Drag Race' Format Brings Classic Songs to a New Generation

Thursday, August 18, 2022

View on web Subscribe The Daily Thursday, August 18 Culture,Pride Lip Sync For Your Streams: How the 'Drag Race' Format Brings Classic Songs to a New Generation With songs featured on 'Drag

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Includes e-edition of the magazine + free gift. Rolling Stone is the authority for music reviews, in-depth interviews, hard-hitting political commentary and award-winning journalism. Subscribe now for

Inside the Bizarre and Dangerous Rod of Iron Ministries

Thursday, August 18, 2022

View on web New reader? Subscribe August 18, 2022 Politics Features Inside the Bizarre and Dangerous Rod of Iron Ministries The AR-15 is a divine instrument for enforcing God's will — and that will

Spotify and Samsung Expand Partnership; Bandsintown Launches Live-Music Marketing Tools; Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert to Stream Live From London

Thursday, August 18, 2022

View online Spotify and Samsung expand their partnership in 2022, with more pre-installs, integrations and free trials Spotify and Samsung expand their partnership in 2022, with more pre-installs,

Mansur Brown

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Good morning. Today we're listening to Mansur Brown, a multi-instrumentalist and composer from London. Brown's primary instrument is the guitar, which he can shred. On his original works, he

Why is R&B Suddenly So 'Toxic'?

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

View on web New reader? Subscribe August 17, 2022 Music Features Have R&B's 'Toxic Kings' Taken it Too Far? The current generation of male R&B singers is increasingly open about so-