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[OPINION] The dark origins of TikTok’s looksmaxxing trend

From phrenology to incels, the origins of "looksmaxxing" are darker than they may appear.
Maya Gjelhaug and Isabel Li February 5, 2024

In the 1800s, phrenology, or the practice of using the construction of the skull to determine aspects of a person's character and personality, enjoyed great popularity in the world of psychology. Phrenologists...

The phenomenon called “TikTok music” is a derogatory way of describing simple but over-dramatic piano or guitar ballads.

[OPINION] TikTok is killing music

The music that achieves popularity on TikTok has become over-reliant on gimmicks, incorporating online vernacular in some half-hearted attempt to connect with the masses.
William Overbo, Staff Reporter January 21, 2024

Among a list of industries, the music industry is one of the most difficult to break into. Giant labels that span back nearly 50 years have a history of brokering deals that heavily favor management companies...

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