You smell like it's hot out: this week on Fresh Powder

Just as I was figuring out what TikTok is for, now there’s an app called Clubhouse. The live, audio-only social network occasionally sounds cool (you can drop into rooms to imagine “How to rob a bank,” same as you can to make “Parent…

Because I didn’t think March 31st existed: this week on Fresh Powder

Bees and internet trolls are both pests. By ignoring them when they’re buzzing around your ear, you’re hoping they’ll eventually just go away. But what works for a flying insect may not work online. Still, do you test it out? If it doesn’t…

No we’re never gonna survive, unless: this week on Fresh Powder

Substack, the free newsletter platform for writers, was in the news for the wrong reasons this past week. “Following the announcement of its Substack Pro program, the platform that billed itself as a solution to media polarization has inadvertently…

Ever heard of it?: this week on Fresh Powder

“I know he always asks me tough questions, and he always has an edge to them, but I like him anyway,” is a tone — an authority figure talking about a journalist — that feels fresh. (Remember this? "What a stupid question that is. I watch…

It’s raining tacos: this week on Fresh Powder

Stop spreading the news? Not exactly — just leave it out of my doctor’s office. Uproxx’s Brian Grubb wants the channel changed on waiting room TVs, from cable news to something a bit more lighthearted (think: food competitions and home…

Honey? Where’s my supersuit?: this week on Fresh Powder

When’s the last time you thought about Britney Spears? Was it when she posted something weird on her Instagram? Or was it when one of her hits came up on the playlist you were listening to? Reignited by a new documentary and developments…

The whole world is going crazy: this week on Fresh Powder

“The idea of objectivity—I should make clear—it’s not neutrality, it’s not both-sides-ism, it’s not so-called balance. It’s never been that. That’s not the idea of objectivity. But once we do our reporting, once we do a rigorous…

Are you Abed? I love Star Wars: this week on Fresh Powder

Are you Abed? I love Star Wars. “After they choose their subject—topics have included urban legends, infamous cultural figures, and tabloid fodder such as the Satanic Panic of the nineteen-eighties—one host usually does a mountain of…

Then we’ll punch a hole in the sky: this week on Fresh Powder

Then we'll punch a hole in the sky. What’s the value in being first if what you’re reporting isn’t serving your audience’s taste? Perhaps there isn’t any. You may not know his name, but Chris Stirewalt was the Fox News Channel politics…