Luke O'Neil

Social Media

The New Hot Social Media Trend Is Actually Interacting with People

Instagram's AMA and a few viral Tweets show there's still hope in hell.
Luke O'Neil
7.17.18
Social Media

A Serial Twitter Follow/Unfollower Explains Himself

"I’m just trying to get eyes on me. It’s a big attention game online... the end goal for me is just be on as many screens as I can."
Luke O'Neil
7.12.18
CAPITALISM

What It's Really Like Working for Elon Musk During Tesla Layoffs

It's not actually scary because it's all part of changing the world—and the boss knows what he's doing, right?
Luke O'Neil
6.15.18
owns

The Chill Woman Who Pwned InfoWars Discusses Life After Going 'Softly Viral'

After InfoWars took down the original video, actress Dasha Nekrasova recently reposted the clip of herself coolly telling street interviewer Ashton Whitty she has worms in her brain.
Luke O'Neil
5.9.18
Features

My Surprisingly Difficult Quest to Get My Song “Punch a Nazi in the Face” on the Internet

Online distribution services have confusing and arbitrary rules about songs about punching Nazis, apparently.
Luke O'Neil
3.27.18
Interviews

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Quest to Defend Pop Punk

A talk with the retired NASCAR driver about how discovering The Dangerous Summer shifted his musical gears.
Luke O'Neil
1.16.18
Interviews

Meet the Hero Teen Determined to Convince Weezer to Cover Toto’s “Africa”

There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do to stop her from getting Weezer to cover this song.
Luke O'Neil
12.8.17
the worst things of all time

This Unchill Boston News Report Basically Narced on Parties

"There are also some people using drugs, what looks like marijuana and cocaine."
Luke O'Neil
5.3.16
we asked a smart person

Blink-182 Is Officially More Punk Than Crass, According to Spotify Study

We talked to the man who crunched the data on thousands of punk playlists to find what users define as punk. (Hint: Blink-182 is the second most punk band.)
Luke O'Neil
1.14.16
Interviews

Asian American Band The Slants Can Trademark Name No Matter How Offensive It Might Be, Court Rules

"I realized that there’s power in claiming an identity, shifting the meaning and stereotype around," says the band.
Luke O'Neil
12.22.15
the worst things of all time

Stop Yelling at Women Musicians to Marry You, Dumbass

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry's flawless response to a concert catcall illuminates the struggle of women in music against sexism.
Luke O'Neil
10.3.15
News

What We Know About the Two Men Arrested for Bringing Guns to a Pokémon Tournament

James Austin Stumbo and Kevin Norton, both high-level competitors in the internationally popular card game, had traveled from Iowa to take part in the event.
Luke O'Neil
8.24.15
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