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Alyssa writes about tech and culture, and is interested in media, celebrity, and how the internet is changing our lives. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @alyssabereznak.

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An Interview With Mrs. Hushbaum, One of Nick’s Most Memorable Characters

In an interview, Lori Beth Denberg explains her "motherly role" among the cast of ‘All That’ and why playing the Loud Librarian felt cathartic

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‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Changed the Industry of Fame

When the E! show that birthed America’s most famous family ends Thursday night, it’ll do so having revamped the concept of celebrity altogether

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Character Study: The Oxen, the High-Maintenance Travel Companions From ‘Oregon Trail’

From wandering off to getting stolen by thieves in the night to drowning in a river, these swole beasts are simply a reminder of the tolls of adulthood

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Anyone Can Cook: The Oral History of ‘Ratatouille: The Musical’

What started as a TikTok trend in the middle of the pandemic became a Disney-sanctioned, one-night-only virtual Broadway show helmed by Jeremy O. Harris. Here’s how it all happened.

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Did ‘The Bachelor’ Franchise Break Itself?

As the show’s leads have wrest more autonomy over the last few years, its core premise has been dismantled

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Ten Years Later, Mark Zuckerberg Is Still Trying to Overcome ‘The Social Network’

How David Fincher’s masterpiece became a tech CEO’s origin story—even if it’s not totally true.

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What’s the Difference Between a Celebrity and Its Avatar?

Digital avatars are helping celebrities extend their online reach—and changing fame as we know it

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How the TikTok Generation Inverted the Dynamic of Child Stardom

For nearly a century, the child star generally followed a certain trajectory. Only in recent years has the power structure completely flipped.

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The End of HQ Trivia—and the Rise of Zombie HQ

The final episode of our documentary podcast, Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia, examines the final days of the wildly popular trivia game—and its unlikely resuscitation

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‘I May Destroy You’

Juliet and Alyssa discuss the new HBO drama series written by and starring Michaela Coel