Alyssa Bereznak writes about media, celebrity, and how the internet is changing our lives. She’s covered everything from TikTok’s effect on the music industry to the rise of celebrity avatars. Her narrative podcast, ‘Boom/Bust: HQ Trivia,’ follows the rise and fall of a viral trivia app, and was named one of the best podcasts of 2020 by The Atlantic. She’s based in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @alyssabereznak.
Chronicler of the Flower Moon
How David Grann ascended from magazine journalist to the muse of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and a myriad of others in Hollywood
Dressing for ‘Succession’
In conversation, costume designer Michelle Matland explains how Kendall Roy’s sartorial journey mimics his corporate evolution, and the specific challenges of styling the series as it approaches its end
Misery Loves Matrimony: The Beautiful, Bleak Science Behind ‘Succession’ Weddings
Sunday’s nuptials marked the series’ third ceremony set piece—and the third time the specter of Logan Roy loomed over the proceedings. The people behind those scenes talk about the always lavish—and always dysfunctional—events.
A TikTok Ban Feels Closer Than Ever. Tech Privacy Protection Still Feels Miles Away.
Thursday brought Congress one step closer to banning the Chinese-owned TikTok in the U.S. It also raised questions about user data and privacy regulation throughout the tech sector as a whole.
“Isn’t This the Thing in ‘The Last of Us’?”
For mushroom superfood sellers, educators, and influencers, watching Cordyceps become an existential villain on the most popular show on TV has been a bit jarring. But it has also been an opportunity.
Chapter 6: The Fallout
In the finale of ‘This Blew Up,’ an explosive letter sent to Clubhouse Media Group’s board of directors leads to an internal investigation
Chapter 5: The Vegas Trip
As Clubhouse Media Group’s stock price continues to climb, the company takes a celebratory trip to Vegas. But what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay there.
Twitter Is Being Destroyed by One of Its Worst Main Characters
Elon Musk bought Twitter in late October. Since then, he’s bulldozed the platform’s regulatory features, allowed hate speech to fester, and let most of the company’s staff go. What comes next?
Chapter 4: The Business
Amir Ben-Yohanan sets his sights on turning Clubhouse the content house into Clubhouse Media Group, a publicly traded company
At first, living in a luxurious content house is like a dream for Leslie Golden, Daisy Keech, and all their friends. But it doesn’t take long for this utopian arrangement to start showing some cracks.