YouTube has given a generation of diverse superstars a place to start their careers. But can they find a place in the far less diverse Hollywood scene?
Only a video game released exclusively in Japan would reward its players with a spare, sleek, utterly delightful ode to color and sound.
It's a classic David and Goliath story, with a twist: An indie musician is wrangling with an Internet giant on behalf of indie artists everywhere. But Goliath in this case is Google, and the tech company is squirming a bit in this unaccustomed role. But maybe we all need to rethink how we value the music that animates our lives.
By day, Somali-American Mohamed Ahmed runs a gas station in the Twin Cities. By night, he's "Average Mohamed," a cartoon character trying to keeping young people from joining ISIS.
With a hit web series and a potential show coming on HBO, comedian Issa Rae is making her akwardness pay off. The Senegalese immigrant to the US says she "didn't know how to be black," and never quite fit in with any group of kids around her. But that's proved to be a gold mine for comedy.
If YouTube had an A&R genius, his name would be Kutiman. He makes records by layering and sampling random musicians on YouTube. Just don't call it a gimmick.
<p>This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Inside America's rooms on YouTube, defending Fred Flintstone, the "Pendulum" in FKA twigs' pocket, Sad Full House, and <span>s</span>lug solos. </p>
<p>Where some mash-up artists stun with clever technique or surreal juxtapositions, Pogo is first and foremost a fan, passionate and careful with sources like <em>Alice in Wonderland</em> and <em>Fresh Prince. </em></p>
<p>Petit Tube presents only the least-viewed videos on YouTube, giving us a long look at the found poetry of internet unpopularity.</p>
<p>Why do millions of gamers hit YouTube to watch other people play video games?</p>