Everyone in This Teen Social Media War Can Legally Vote

When reformed Instagram “influencer” Essena O’Neill tearfully turned her back on social media this week for being “fake,” her *former* friends, YouTube celebrities Nina and Randa, put up their own video to prove that actually Essena is fake, hello! Teens, am I right? Wrong: guess how old Nina and Randa are? »11/04/15 5:30pm11/04/15 5:30pm


"Life's Too Short to Be Sad...EVER": A Sparkly Sleepover Party With YouTube's Most Popular Girls

In our digital age, there are increasingly more ways for young women to become famous. Perhaps the fastest growing exposure industry is YouTube, where content creators in their early twenties cosplay “high school life” for a legion of pre-teen viewers. “I hope your message is that this is fucked up,” a mom of a… »10/15/15 11:25am10/15/15 11:25am

All Is Lost; Nightmare Man "Surprises" Wife With Her Own Pregnancy 

In an age where elaborately-staged marriage proposals and tearjerking pregnancy reveals are YouTube commonplace, self-proclaimed vloggers must now go to extreme lengths to achieve maximum virality when announcing their most personal family moments online. One man brought this terrifying reality into stark relief… »8/07/15 1:28pm8/07/15 1:28pm

YouTube Memory Lane: An Appreciation for The Judy Garland Show

In 1963, Judy Garland found herself in dire financial straits. Deeply in debt with the IRS and having recently taken a loss financing A Star Is Born, the performer agreed—quite reluctantly—to partner with CBS for The Judy Garland Show, a primetime variety hour featuring guests, songs, and sketches, for which she’d… »7/14/15 6:45pm7/14/15 6:45pm

Watch Jay Z's First-Ever Television Freestyle in 1990

BET's Rap City in 1990 was a far cry from the beast it eventually became: before there were elaborate sets (aka your mom's basement but graffiti'd), it was simply a room, crates, and a couple of seats. In this cozy setting, a babyfaced Jay Z made his first-ever TV appearance, flanked by Big Daddy Kane who gave the… »2/19/15 2:45pm2/19/15 2:45pm