SOUTHESSEXARTSANDCULTURE

SOUTHESSEXARTSANDCULTURE

A new generation of celebrities is selling out concerts, starring in commercials, and amassing huge Instagram followings. But none of them exist—corporeally, anyway. In recent years, and starting in Japan, technology and social media have spawned a digital demimonde of computer-generated stars, ranging from fake musicians and models to company mascots who appear as holograms […]

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When MoviePass launched its $10 unlimited movie ticketing service nearly a year ago, it seemed too good to be true. Consider that hunch confirmed. After months of setting great big piles of money on fire to maintain operations, the company is raising prices by 50 percent, limiting access to high-demand showings, and clamping down even […]

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The future belongs to those who can afford it. This may be virtually true in today’s world, where surviving retirement can feel impossible, but it’s also the literal premise of Altered Carbon, Netflix’s new prestige sci-fi series. Based on Richard K. Morgan’s novel of same name, the neo-noir is set several hundred years in the […]

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Look, the news is hardly ever “normal” anymore. If we all got a CNN alert in the middle of the night that militarized guppies had taken over the southern tip of Florida, it probably wouldn’t even warrant sitting up in bed. That said, hearing that Quentin Tarantino has reportedly successfully pitched a new Star Trek […]

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