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'Influencers' on social media: A new low in marketing history?

'Influencers' on social media: A new low in marketing history?
  • 'Influencers' on social media: A new low in marketing history? FWC: ‘Influencers’ on social media: A new low in marketing history?

    As tied in as I am to the high-tech zeitgeist, I must admit that until I spent a weekend bingeing on two documentaries about the disastrous Fyre Festival of 2017, the whole culture of social media “influencers” had flown under my radar. Fyre, it may be recalled, was a music festival that was supposed…

  • No, a meteor did not just crash in downtown Los Angeles FWC: No, a meteor did not just crash in downtown Los Angeles

    No, it wasn’t a meteor. Or an alien invasion. Many Los Angeles residents were dazzled Wednesday night when a fire ball streaked over downtown Los Angeles, resembling a slow meteor. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed shortly after the incident took over social media that there was no alien…

  • Yoko Ono, from demon to saint: Why 75 women are paying tribute to her legacy at Disney Hall FWC: Yoko Ono, from demon to saint: Why 75 women are paying tribute to her legacy at Disney Hall

    Yes. That was the word Yoko Ono painted on the ceiling of the Indica Gallery in London in 1966. Visitors to the space were invited to climb a ladder and look at the letters through a magnifying glass. One such guest was John Lennon. The rest is history. A positive affirmation may have ignited one…

  • Oh Sees Announce 2019 Tour FWC: Oh Sees Announce 2019 Tour

    The 43-date trek hits North America, the UK, and Europe this spring

  • Morrissey teams with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste for cover of Jobriath’s “Morning Starship”: Stream FWC: Morrissey teams with Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste for cover of Jobriath’s “Morning Starship”: Stream

    Late last year, Morrissey announced plans for a covers album titled, California Son. The Smiths frontman offered more details about the record in February, confirming its release on May 24th via Etienne. Now, the singer has previewed the work with a new single. The 12-track effort finds Moz teaming with an array of artists — including Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Broken…

  • Illenium & Loud Luxury Answer Questions Ahead Of Hakkasan Residencies In 2019 FWC: Illenium & Loud Luxury Answer Questions Ahead Of Hakkasan Residencies In 2019

    Among those with a residency this year at Hakkasan’s properties in Las Vegas, Hakkasan Nightclub, OMNIA Nightclub, Wet Republic, and JEWEL are Illenium and Loud Luxury. These are two artists who have developed their own unique identities, but share many qualities, as well. Illenium just sold out two nights at Red Rocks (and added a third), and Loud Luxury just won their first…

  • Spring Preview art highlights: OCMA, Elliott Hundley’s dive into MOCA and more FWC: Spring Preview art highlights: OCMA, Elliott Hundley’s dive into MOCA and more

    Early last summer, the Orange County Museum of Art closed its building by the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Center, where it had operated for more than 40 years. Plans for a new, 52,000-square-foot museum designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne of the Culver City-based…

  • Oh Sees announce fall 2019 North American tour FWC: Oh Sees announce fall 2019 North American tour

    Are Oh Sees ever not doing something? After releasing their latest album, Smote Reverser, last summer, John Dwyer and co. reissued their 2006 LP, The Cool Death of Island Raiders, this week. They also just finished playing a bunch of gigs at South by Southwest, but not even the notorious slog of a conference can slow them down. Today, the band has…

  • Hailey Bieber, pro surfer Kelia Moniz talk Roxy Sister line FWC: Hailey Bieber, pro surfer Kelia Moniz talk Roxy Sister line

    Hailey Bieber and Kelia Moniz sat in the VIP offices of Palisades Village, fielding questions about their friendship hours ahead of a launch party for their new line from Roxy called Sister. It’s an apt name for a four-season collection inspired by the pair’s friendship, which was evident as they…

  • 20 Essential SXSW Acts to Catch on Tour This Spring FWC: 20 Essential SXSW Acts to Catch on Tour This Spring

    We made it. SXSW 2019 is in the books, along with new chapters in the careers of the thousands of musicians that descended on Austin this month. Since self-cloning technology is still a few years away, even SXSW attendees weren’t able to catch all of the memorable sets that went down last week. That’s okay, though; with spring also comes…

  • Fentanyl overdose deaths in the U.S. have been doubling every year FWC: Fentanyl overdose deaths in the U.S. have been doubling every year

    If you want to know what it means for something to grow exponentially, consider the death toll of fentanyl. This powerful synthetic opioid seemingly came out of nowhere and is now killing tens of thousands of Americans each year. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

  • More California students may be banned from using cellphones at school under new bill FWC: More California students may be banned from using cellphones at school under new bill

    California students could be restricted or banned from using smartphones at school under a bill by a state lawmaker who says the devices can interfere with classroom learning. The measure by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) would require school boards to adopt policies that limit or prohibit…