Category: Culture

Rolling Stone at 50: How Hunter S. Thompson Became a Legend

In January 1970, Hunter S. Thompson wrote Jann S. Wenner a letter praising Rolling Stone‘s definitive coverage of the disastrous Altamont festival. “[Print’s] a hell of a good medium by any standard, from Hemingway to…

Gilbert Baker, Rainbow Flag Creator, Dead at 65

Gilbert Baker, an artist and activist credited with creating the LGBT community’s iconic rainbow flag, died Thursday night in his sleep at his home in New York City. He was 65. Baker, who taught himself…

Meet Retired Pro-Gamer Who Earns $2 Million a Year

Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana built his reputation in the gaming community playing the online game League of Legends and, even though he retired from the pro-gaming scene in 2014, 1.6 million people still follow him on game…

Damn, Daniel: A Year in the Life of a Teenage Meme

This spring, California high school sophomore Daniel Lara plans to attend prom with his girlfriend of two months. Then again, she’s a junior, which helps land his in. This won’t mark Lara’s first prom. He…