The Luka Files
Luka Sabbat on Capitalism and Trolling as an Artistic Medium
Luka and his Hot Mess partner Noah Dillon share the details on their latest project.
fashion fan fiction
Drip For Me, Part I: Grail Me
In the first chapter of our fashion erotica, our ingenue meets an influencer whose grails light her on fire.
Zoodles—Now With a Piping Hot Side of Merch
Why are downtown restaurants like Sant Ambroeus and Cha Cha Matcha making Nikes and designer sunglasses?
Can Influencers Unionize?
Labor is driving for Lyft, stocking Amazon warehouses, writing or editing for a magazine—and taking pictures in #sponsored canopy beds.
Gov't Spokeswoman Brings #Influencer #Vibes to Discussion of Murdered Saudi Journalist
Secretary Mike Pompeo’s spokeswoman posted tone-deaf influencer-style photos from Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
GARAGE Magazine Issue 15
Lil Miquela Shows Us the Future of Fame
With the rise of AI personalities like Lil Miquela, who can be anyplace at any time, the future landscape of fame is here. So where do humans fit into it? Lil Miquela herself weighs in.
Instagram Influencers Are the Barbie Dolls of Our Age
Barbie’s social media presence shows us how the average Instagram influencer’s values are eerily similar to the anachronistic doll’s.
Is Being an Influencer a Kind of Performance Art?
London-based designer Berthold has partnered with artist Ed Fornieles to turn Instagram flexing into the ultimate performance.
Yeezy Season 6 is Selling Kim Kardashian
And everyone wants a piece.