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Gucci’s digital-only, Roblox & VRChat-compatible Virtual 25 sneakers seem ridiculous at first glance. Is the reality as crazy as its concept?
WandaVision’s more personal and grounded approach to MCU storytelling was a treat, even if the final episodes resorted to exposition aplenty.
Banksy’s latest piece of street art features Oscar Wilde escaping over prison walls set to the tune of Bob Ross’s calming voice.
Watch out for science deniers with these five handy tips, including how they attempt to discredit experts and spread dangerous misinformation.
News of trans inclusive character creation in Harry Potter Legacy seems welcome, but its execution feels token and wider issues remain.
Streaming analytics show WandaVision overtaking Bridgerton’s popularity, showing Marvel’s strength and episodic TV might be back in vogue.
There are concerns HBO’s upcoming documentary glamorises conspiracy movements, thanks to a slickly-produced game and film-inspired trailer.
The Toronto towers project looks set to be Gehry’s tallest exploration yet. How does this homecoming sit within the wider arc of his work?
Overwhelmed with a slew of household chores? Meet the viral TikTok star helping her audience de-stress one chill video at a time.
With the arrival of Star on Disney+ we take the chance to look at the state of the scene. Is there too much or is this the Cambrian explosion we need?
Loki’s Disney+ series gets a confirmed June airing date, continuing Marvel’s big wave of programming coming to the streaming service.