April 8, 2019

got content? Issue 1


  1. Jaimie Lauren Keiles at the New York Times digs into ASMR’s rise from obscurity to mainstream (remember Zoë Kravitz whispering for Michelob during last Superbowl’s ad extravanagnza?) in How A.S.M.R. Became a Sensation.
  2. Jonathan Bernstein at Rolling Stone digs into the legacy of black cowboys amid the current controversy surrounding Billboard’s yanking of Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road from its country chart in ‘Old Town Road’ and the History of Black Cowboys in America.
  3. Sarah Miller for Popula writes about Miami’s unwillingness to acknowledge the existential threat of climate change in Heaven or High Water.
  4. From the BBC, Jake Wakefield notes that Prince Harry thinks that Fortnite “shouldn’t be allowed”.
  5. And if that wasn’t weird enough for you, this week also brought us a twitter fight between Jim Carrey and Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter.


  1. YouTube channel Half as Interesting outlines Why Every Map of China is Just Slightly Wrong


  1. Old Town Road by Lil Nas X
  2. Old Town Road – Remix by Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus (is it country enough now?)
  3. You Had Your Soul With You by The National, from their new album I Am Easy To Find, coming May 15. The LP will also be accompanied by a short film starring Alicia Vikander.

got content? is a newsletter by me. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s an experiment in re-tracing my steps through the week’s digital wanderings and sharing some of the best and a bit of the rest. Enjoy it, share it, ignore it. 🤷🏼‍♂️