Dances to Learn At Home

Online tutorials for TikTok and music-video routines can help prove you wrong. The “WAP” dance is within your reach.

#content-type-service, #dancing, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tiktok-bytedance

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How TikTok Helped a Finnish Baked Feta Pasta Go Viral

Cheese suppliers have been swept up in the video recipe phenomenon known as baked feta pasta.

#cheese, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #recipes, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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When Influencers Make Fools of Themselves

We can all use a reminder that envy-inducing content looked ridiculous behind the scenes.

#instagram-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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TikTok Is Behind Your Favorite Pop Star Remix. Here’s How.

After a song by an unknown gains attention on the app, a trend-hopping remix with a superstar usually isn’t far behind.

#banks-erica-rapper, #buss-it-song, #derulo-jason, #jawsh-685-2003, #knowles-beyonce, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #tyga

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Tessica Brown’s Hair is Finally Free of Gorilla Glue

No one could figure out how to help Tessica Brown until a Los Angeles plastic surgeon stepped in. If she could go back, she said, she would just have worn a hat.

#adhesives, #hair, #instagram-inc, #michael-obeng, #social-media, #st-bernard-parish-la, #tessica-brown, #tiktok-bytedance

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White House Announces Senior Official Is Leading Inquiry Into SolarWinds Hacking

The announcement comes after the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee criticized the administration for its disjointed response.

#computer-security, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #senate-committee-on-intelligence, #solarwinds, #tiktok-bytedance

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The New Menendez Defenders

Young people are making impassioned arguments for the release of Lyle and Eric Menendez. Why now?

#instagram-inc, #menendez-erik, #menendez-lyle, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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The Birria Boom Is Complicated, but Simply Delicious

With infinite variations, the regional Mexican stew is now a social-media star in Los Angeles and beyond.

#bestia-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #centeno-josef, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #instagram-inc, #mexican-food-cuisine, #recipes, #tacos, #teddys-red-tacos-los-angeles-calif-restaurant, #tiktok-bytedance

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Gorilla Glue as Hair Spray? ‘Bad, Bad, Bad Idea’

After more than 15 washes, various treatments and a trip to the emergency room, Tessica Brown’s hair still won’t budge. A TikTok explaining her dilemma has drawn a huge following and advice.

#accidents-and-safety, #adhesives, #gorilla-glue, #hair, #social-media, #tessica-brown, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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On Ballet TikTok, a Place for Young Dancers to Be Real

“On TikTok, rather than your technique going viral, you could have your ideas about ballet go viral.”

#american-ballet-theater, #boylston-isabella, #dancing, #holloway-connor, #tiktok-bytedance, #watters-harper

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Instagram Bans Hundreds of Accounts With Stolen User Names

Accounts operating under rare “O.G. user names” obtained through hacking were banned on Thursday after a monthslong investigation.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #instagram-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter

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Scenes From a Marriage, Patinkin-Style

Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody’s charming, irreverent pandemic-era posts led to unlikely social media stardom. Will the vaccine end their run?

#content-type-personal-profile, #instagram-inc, #kathryn-grody, #marriages, #patinkin-mandy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter

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Deep-Cleaning Videos Are Getting Grosser

Stuck at home, people are excavating the mold in their dishwashers and the hair in their drains for your viewing pleasure.

#hygiene-and-cleanliness, #reddit-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

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The Under-Eye Trend of TikTok

A trend overtaking TikTok and Instagram has creators not only uncovering their under-eye bags, but accentuating them.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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As Senate Weighs Biden’s Commerce Pick, Here’s What to Watch

A Senate committee will question Gina M. Raimondo, President Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, at a hearing Tuesday morning.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #census, #commerce-department, #customs-tariff, #e-commerce, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #international-trade-and-world-market, #raimondo-gina-m, #ross-wilbur-l-jr, #senate-committee-on-commerce-science-and-transportation, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wechat-mobile-app, #zte-corp

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N.Y.C. Is Days Away From Running Out of Covid Vaccines

“We will have literally nothing left to give as of Friday,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The next shipment is expected on Tuesday. 

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #rodriguez-devon-1996, #tiktok-bytedance, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization

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TikTok Is Poised to Outlast Trump, and to Test Biden

It is unclear how the president-elect will approach the Chinese tech industry.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #presidential-transition-us, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Meet Kidd G, Country Music’s Next Emo-Rap Star

A 17-year-old from a small Georgia town built an audience as a rapper on TikTok and SoundCloud before pivoting to country music and inching his way into a notoriously cloistered industry.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #content-type-personal-profile, #country-music, #dirt-road-song, #kidd-g, #rap-and-hip-hop, #soundcloud, #teenage-dream-album, #tiktok-bytedance

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Sea Shanty TikTok Meme, Explained

Hauling sail into 2021 like “soon may the Wellerman come …”

#folk-music, #tiktok-bytedance, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-selfcare

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Egypt Overturns Jail Sentences for 2 Women Who Gained Fame on TikTok

Convicted of inciting debauchery and violating family values, the women were caught up in a conservative backlash as the authorities tried to enforce strict social norms.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #egypt, #el-adham-mawada, #hassam-haneen, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

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Therapists Are on TikTok. And How Does That Make You Feel?

Mental health professionals are going viral on the app, captivating an anxious generation.

#depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youth

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‘Ratatouille’ Review: What’s Small and Hairy With Big Dreams?

What started as a TikTok meme and became a crowdsourced musical could have online lessons to offer for Broadway.

#actorsfund-of-america, #burgess-tituss, #de-shields-andre, #feldman-andrew-barth, #lambert-adam, #larry-owens, #moss-lucy, #park-ashley-actor, #ratatouille-the-tiktok-musical-play, #testa-mary, #theater, #tiktok-bytedance

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Love Music to Surprise You? Jon Caramanica Recommends TikTok Dives

The Times’s Culture editor has questions. Our critic has answers.

#music, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rap-and-hip-hop, #tiktok-bytedance

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‘Ratatouille,’ the Musical: How This TikTok Creation Came Together

We talked to the Broadway stars behind a virtual performance of the animated film. Inspiration started with quirky TikTok segments circulating this fall.

#actorsfund-of-america, #de-shields-andre, #feldman-andrew-barth, #mertzlufft-daniel, #moss-lucy, #movies, #pixar-animation-studios, #ratatouille-movie, #ratatouille-the-tiktok-musical-play, #routh-christopher, #social-media, #theater, #tiktok-bytedance, #walt-disney-company

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My Daughter, TikTok Warrior

How my family found an unlikely bridge across the divide created by cancer.

#cancer, #children-and-childhood, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Molchat Doma Is Fun on TikTok. In Belarus, It’s Serious.

Molchat Doma, a synth-pop trio, has become an unlikely social media star. Back home, its music was the soundtrack to a traumatic year.

#belarus, #content-type-personal-profile, #minsk-belarus, #molchat-doma-music-group, #politics-and-government, #pop-and-rock-music, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Perez Hilton Was Banned From TikTok. Why?

The celebrity blogger was banned from TikTok on Saturday in a move he said was influenced by the app’s biggest stars.

#hilton-perez, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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A TikTok Doctor Talks Coronavirus Vaccines

He brings the energy of popular short videos to cancer screenings and infection rates.

#apple-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Atlanta Is the New Influencer Capital of America

After years of being passed over by brands and management companies despite driving the internet’s biggest trends, Black influencers in Atlanta are working to shift the paradigm.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #dubsmash-mobile-motion-gmbh, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #your-feed-innovation, #your-feed-internet-culture, #your-feed-longreads

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What TikTok Taught One Stand-Up Comic

Carmen Lynch told the same joke on “The Tonight Show” and an album. It didn’t take off until she made it the subject of a goofy video posted on the platform.

#comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #lynch-carmen-1988, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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TikTok ‘Ratatouille’ Musical to Be Presented as Benefit Performance

Cobbled together from songs and scenes inspired by the Disney-Pixar movie, the online performance will benefit the Actors Fund.

#actorsfund-of-america, #crowdsourcing-internet, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ratatouille-movie, #social-media, #theater, #tiktok-bytedance, #walt-disney-company

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Best Theater of 2020

It wasn’t the year for celebration. But watching innovation flourish inspired our chief critic, while other writers found the joys of the stage in other media.

#angels-in-america-play, #avery-sharpe, #bojack-horseman-tv-program, #cairns-play, #dana-h-play, #dylan-bob, #frohardt-robin, #girl-from-the-north-country-play, #hamlet-play, #hamnet-book, #hnath-lucas, #katy-keene-tv-program, #lessons-in-survival-web-original-program, #machine-dazzle-costume-designer, #mama-got-a-cough-play, #mary-neely, #matthew-warchus, #mcpherson-conor, #negga-ruth-1982, #oconnell-deirdre-actor, #odonnell-rosie, #out-of-hand-atlanta-ga-theater-co, #pen15-tv-program, #riverdale-tv-program, #russian-troll-farm-play, #scott-andrew-1976, #staged-tv-program, #take-me-to-the-world-a-sondheim-90th-birthday-celebration-web-original-program, #the-40-year-old-version-movie, #the-great-work-begins-play, #the-plastic-bag-store-play, #theater, #three-kings-play, #tiktok-bytedance, #two-thousand-twenty

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Oregon Nurse Is Placed on Leave Over TikTok Video Mocking Masks

The nurse’s employer, Salem Health, said the post showed “cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #nursing-and-nurses, #salem-ore, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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On TikTok, Fans Are Making Their Own ‘Ratatouille’ Musical

Thousands of TikTok users, including musical theater professionals, are creating a Broadway-style adaptation of the animated Disney film about a rat with culinary aspirations.

#actors-and-actresses, #movies, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ratatouille-movie, #social-media, #theater, #tiktok-bytedance, #walt-disney-company

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Guns, Drugs and Viral Content: Welcome to Cartel TikTok

Mexico is set to shatter another murder record, but that grim reality is nowhere to be seen on the TikTok videos that go viral by showcasing drug cartel culture.

#advertising-and-marketing, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-cartels, #mexico, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.

A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.

#afghanistan, #china, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #international-relations, #iraq, #libya, #national-peoples-congress-china, #politburo-standing-committee-of-the-communist-party-of-china, #taiwan, #territorial-disputes, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

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Clubhouse, the

Time to learn about reverse takeovers, kids!

#mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #tiktok-bytedance, #tongji-healthcare-group-inc, #west-of-hudson-group

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Watch These TikTok Videos. The Vibe Is Contagious.

When anxiety is running high, TikTok masters of “vibe” invite us into their lighter moments, from skating backward to rocking out.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #tiktok-bytedance

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‘Harry Potter’ Fans on TikTok Are Editing Themselves Into the Movies

On TikTok, Gen Z “Harry Potter” fans edit themselves into the movies in a quest for escapism, representation and community.

#books-and-literature, #generation-z, #harry-potter-book, #harry-potter-fictional-character, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

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Mark Kanemura Brings His Mishmash Appeal to TikTok

Mark Kanemura’s ebullient videos showcase what’s appealing about TikTok: escapism and originality, rather than slick perfection.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #kanemura-mark, #los-angeles-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #transvestism

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In a Divided Washington, Biden Could Still Exert Economic Power

If Republicans control the Senate, a Biden administration could take a cue from President Trump and find ways to act unilaterally on some economic issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #consumer-financial-protection-bureau, #cordray-richard, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #corporate-taxes, #federal-reserve-system, #federal-taxes-us, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kraninger-kathy, #minimum-wage, #presidential-election-of-2020, #quarles-randal-k, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #stimulus-economic, #student-loans, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wechat-mobile-app

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Election Night on TikTok: Anxiety, Analysis and Wishful Thinking

Their parents are watching cable news in the other room, but many younger people are gathering online for a more communal experience.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth

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Looking for Job Advice? Try TikTok

Career coaches are watching their follower counts soar on the short-form video app in the midst of a global recession.

#careers-and-professions, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Egyptian Teen Seeks Justice for Rape, and a Battle Erupts Over Women’s Rights

A generation of young women in Egypt who have found their voice on social media are challenging the old rules that blamed women when they were attacked by men.

#cairo-egypt, #computers-and-the-internet, #egypt, #egyptian-initiative-for-personal-rights, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls

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Everyone Is Gay on TikTok

Straight young men on the app are posting suggestive videos with their buddies. It’s not just about the views.

#homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Why Are TikTok Teens Listening to an Album About Dementia?

Creepypasta meets esoterica in an ongoing meme.

#alzheimers-disease, #everywhere-at-the-end-of-time-musical-work, #kirby-leyland-james, #tiktok-bytedance

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Pakistan Bans TikTok, Citing Morals. Others Cite Politics.

Conservatives have raised questions about public decency on the Chinese-owned service, but opposition groups see an efforts to stop criticism of the country’s leadership.

#mobile-applications, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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beabadoobee Made Bedroom Pop. Now She’s Turning Up the Volume.

The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Kristi’s song “Coffee” has reached millions. Now she’s releasing “Fake It Flowers,” an album that puts a new spin on ’90s alt-rock.

#beabadoobee-singer, #fake-it-flowers-album, #london-england, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #pop-and-rock-music, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

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The Future of Wealthy SoHo

Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed rezoning the neighborhood in a move that could become a blueprint for affordable housing in affluent areas.

#affordable-housing, #city-council-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #gentrification, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #molly-clark, #new-york-city, #soho-manhattan-ny, #subways, #tiktok-bytedance

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Millions of Views and a Gift Truck Later, Nathan Apodaca Keeps the Vibe Going

A TikTok video of an Idaho man longboarding to work while chugging cran-raspberry juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac pays unexpected dividends.

#apodaca-nathan, #fleetwood-mac, #fleetwood-mick, #gifts, #idaho, #nicks-stevie, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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