TikTok

Opinion

2023 is the year of meta-cringe

On TikTok we've become obsessed with earnest humour that blurs the lines between irony and sincerity.
Eve Upton-Clark
2.1.23
Opinion

What Frutiger Aero teaches us about niche internet aesthetics

The TikTok revival of this post-Y2K microtrend tells us a lot about our fraught relationship with modern technology.
Michelle Santiago Cortés
1.30.23
Opinion

Social media therapy is stopping us from healing

What began as a way to identify 'red flags' in our interpersonal relationships has become a toxic path to pathologising every aspect of our lives.
katie tobin
1.25.23
Opinion

We're deep into the resurgence of diet pill culture

The internet's obsession with Ozempic feels like a disaster waiting to happen.
Daisy Schofield
1.18.23
Opinion

‘Lucky girl syndrome’ is the peak of the internet's delusion era

Whether it's toxic optimism, it’s imposter syndrome, it's not good.
Roisin Lanigan
1.11.23
Opinion

2022, the year of rot

From doomscrolling and decaying fashion trends to “rotting in bed” memes, all this chat about “rot” reflects a very real mental health crisis.
Laura Pitcher
12.9.22
Opinion

Spiritual misogyny is flourishing on TikTok

How divine feminine and masculine discourse is reinforcing gender roles and purity culture rhetoric online.
Laura Pitcher
12.6.22
Opinion

How the internet got so gross

Being beautiful online is boring — the trend cycle's taken a grotesque turn in the form of body morphing art, Brutalist beauty, food hacks and more.
Laura Pitcher
11.10.22
Opinion

Cuffing season is dead, actually

This fall, folks are abandoning the outdated seasonal romance trope in favor of friendships, self-development and non-transactional connections.
Laura Pitcher
11.3.22
Opinion

How to tell if your partner's quiet quitting your relationship

Without knowing it, you could have experienced what the internet calls 'quiet dumping'.
Laura Pitcher
10.12.22
Opinion

The age of the overly casual coming out video

From bisexual green velvet couches to Madonna’s underwear free-throw, coming out online is getting more abstract, and possibly... better.
Jenna Mahale
10.12.22
Beauty

What TikTok’s passport makeup craze teaches us about beauty

We might lean towards photodumps and casual posting – but that doesn't mean the reign of the so-called 'Instagram face' is over.
Rose Coffey
9.29.22
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