Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of February 4, 2019.
Church 2.0: Star-studded and social media friendly
Stars like Chris Pratt, Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez and Kevin Durant are vocal about their faith. How are “cool” new rising churches different from other churches?
→ Read it on Vox
Meet the cleanfluencers
Marie Kondo may be the biggest name in decluttering, but Instagram is awash with cleaning experts with millions of followers.
→ Read it on The Guardian
How SoundCloud rap took over everything
The trendy DIY teen hip-hop genre went from a goofy punchline to the preposterously lucrative engine driving a whole new golden age in the music biz.
→ Read it on GQ
The Instagrammability of book covers
When you look at book covers right now, what you’ll see blaring back at you, bold and dazzling, is a highly competitive marketing landscape dominated by online retail, social media, and the resurgent independent bookstore.
→ Read it on Vulture
How energy bars became your favourite snack food
When outdoor athletes launched the first energy bars more than 30 years ago, no one could have predicted it would revolutionize the way Americans eat.
→ Read it on Outside Online
French artist Bruno Pontiroli enjoys playing with our narrow vision of the world, seeking to reboot our imagination by mixing and morphing opposing shapes, things and ideas.
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