CultureWaves Q2: Toxic Fandom

Toxic Fandom is a topic in our current quarterly report, which you can download here. The feeling of connecting with a movement, an entertainment franchise, or a trend can be a powerful experience when you become emotionally invested. The passion … Read More

Emerging Evidence: Pins

Enamel pins have become the go-to accessory for self-expression. … Read More

The Rap Album the Internet Deserves

Because Cats. … Read More

Cocktails With Character

Summer fun season is upon us. This means BBQ’s and parties filling up weekend calendars. Everyone wants their’s to be memorable, in this vein, I’m noticing a trend of themed cocktails. Two recent blockbusters have received a cocktail recipe treatment.  … Read More

“High” Praise?

There are countless tumblr blogs dedicated to drug culture and imagery. Many are filled with so many mesmerizing .gifs and visual illusions that you don’t need to be on drugs to feel tripped out. My friend, who knows I love … Read More

Does FB & FS Feel As Violated As The Women Of Creepy App?

If you, or any woman you know has a their personal Facebook set to “public” tell her to lock that thing down! This app is gross for so many reasons. Not only is it shady for the girls who unknowingly … Read More

AUGUST POV

Armed with an iPad® and a pair of vintage Nike® high-tops neatly tucked into slim-fit jeans, they stand in line and compare t-shirts. One of them will have a vintage Madonna tour shirt, the other a Saved by the Bell-themed … Read More

Cakey Perry High Tea

“Miss Cakehead (a carefully cooked up alter ego of a freelance creative) considers herself a curator of cake & chaos” …and she must reeeeally love Katy Perry’s California Girls music video.  So much so, she organized a pop up high … Read More

Facebook Disguised As A Spreadsheet

Here’s a cheeky campaign that fashion brand DIESEL just launched.  They have made available the Be Stupid at Work app, which turns your Facebook into a Exel spreadsheet.  Why? So you can fool your boss into thinking you are working … Read More

Tasty Tributes

I may not have a sweet tooth but I love the cleverness of these cute treats.  It really feels like people (food bloggers) are trying to out do each other with creativity and quirkiness lately. Here are some examples that … Read More