posts tagged ‘millennials

August 28, 2015

Dreamland

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The power of hipster nostalgia has reached a new peak—freshly reopened Dreamland park in the UK is a restored vintage wonderland, complete with a roller disco, art deco cinema, and restored wooden roller coaster in all its “rickety, grinding glory.”

-Our worldwide director Lucie Greene weighs in on fashion’s changing gender landscape in The New York Times. -Business Insider looks at how former retail king Gap is revamping its approach for the next generation. -“Is disability fashion’s forgotten diversity frontier?” asks Dazed. -Facebook is now a higher source of traffic to news sites than Google, […]

Half of young people in the UK don’t identify as 100% heterosexual, according to new research from British firm YouGov. Among 18- to 24-year-olds, 46% said they were fully heterosexual, 6% said fully homosexual, and 43% placed themselves somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.

-Vanity Fair takes an intimate look at the “dating apocalypse” of today’s app-enabled romance. -The Independent explores the decline of the UK nightclub scene as millennials opt for more Instagram-worthy experiences. -After facing social media backlash, Target is now doing away with gender distinctions in its toy and home goods aisles, reports Fast Company. -Facebook’s […]

-Ventures Africa explores how Airbnb is set to take the African hospitality industry by storm. -The Washington Post looks at how the “right to be forgotten” movement is spreading from Europe to the US. -The New York Times explores our cultural fascination with Resting Bitch Face and why evaluating women based on likeability is a problem. […]

A new analysis of Census data from Pew Research finds that even in an improved job market, millennials are living at home with their families at a stable (or even slightly higher) rate.

-Bloomberg looks at a spate of gender-neutral clothing lines for kids that are aiming to reframe society’s gender expectations. -The FT explores the rise of comics as a form of artistic freedom in the MENA region. -“Stop capitalizing the word ‘internet,’” declares New Republic, in a reflection on what capitalization says about a word’s place in culture. […]

The online television series An African City, launched in 2014, is catching on worldwide with its depiction of five young, affluent women who have returned to Ghana after completing their studies in Western metropolises. Nicknamed the “African Sex and the City,” the show reveals a side of Africa that mainstream media rarely portrays.

-“Is velfie the new selfie?” asks StepFeed, spotlighting the video craze sweeping the Middle East. -Maxim looks at developments in the burgeoning field of VR travel. -Artificial intelligence has made huge strides in recent years, but researchers have yet to imbue machines with a sense of humor, reports MIT Technology Review. -The FT looks at […]

Spotify’s new Taste Rewind feature is a music lover’s time machine. It’s a tool designed to help listeners discover “what you’d be jammin’ out to if you were born during a different decade.” Taste Rewind asks you to choose three of your favorite contemporary artists, then creates a personalized playlist representing each decade from the […]


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