Amanda Hess

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In the early 2000s, the lives of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were a tabloid obsession.

Britney and Lindsay were tabloid fodder -- until Instagram came along

In the early 2000s, the lives of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were a tabloid obsession.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Two new pop-up “experience” museums opened in the LA area this week.

Are ‘experience’ museums only for Instagram and nothing else?

Two new pop-up “experience” museums opened in the LA area this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Everyone seems to be playing HQ Trivia. It’s like a pop quiz game on your phone, and you can only play during certain times of the day.

What makes HQ Trivia so addictive?

Everyone seems to be playing HQ Trivia. It’s like a pop quiz game on your phone, and you can only play during certain times of the day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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