At Work with LVRN, the Hit-Making Music Collective Driven by a Love of Love

But his conversation was unlike anybody else’s. Joie, John Janick, and Steve Berman, their whole conversation went something like this: “You guys, time and time again, have brought artists that we’ve missed out on for one reason or another. We’d be silly to think that it’s only the artists that have the talent, and you […]

At Work With Abou ‘Bu’ Thiam, Kanye West’s Elusive Manager

Instead of developing new talent — like they used to do back in the day — many executives just sit behind a desk and look for what’s popping on TikTok and all these other platforms. I’ve never been that guy. I’m not going to say it’s overrated. If that’s what your thing is, it works […]

At Work With Wendy Ong, President of the Management Team Behind Dua Lipa and Ellie Goulding

It makes sense that her current job isn’t typical either. Ong joined TaP Music in 2018 and became president of TaP Management and TaP Records last October, taking on the unique role of managing major pop stars Lana Del Rey, Hailee Steinfeld, Ellie Goulding, and Dua Lipa — while at the same time running a […]

Wheelchair rugby player Liz Dunn is aiming to make U.S. Paralympic history

This story is the third in an On Her Turf series called “Groundbreakers,” which highlights female athletes who compete in sports or events that 1) are primarily contested by men or 2) aren’t currently open to women at the highest level. Today’s story features Liz Dunn, who could become the first woman to represent the U.S. […]

Vote-by-Mail is a Potential Disaster in the Making | Opinion

This year, experts predict voting by mail will surge, especially if voters receive ballots automatically. But not all states have tried-and-tested mechanisms in place. It’s preposterous to believe states with little to no experience with mail-in-voting will be able to handle the surge of ballots. Washington wasn’t even prepared despite ample set-up time. Still, dozens […]

Annapurna, the most exciting indie publisher around, is making its own games

“We’ve had the immense honor of working with some of the most talented independent game creators in the world,” Annapurna Interactive president Nathan Gary said in a statement. “Many of us came from an internal development background and are excited to make this a part of Annapurna Interactive moving forward. We can’t wait to share […]

TimeSplitters dev was working on Star Wars Battlefront 3 and 4

He added: “It was a change of direction for LucasArts as a company rather than for the games that we were working on. I think what had happened was the new management had been bought in to replace the old and given an impossible mandate. It was a financial decision basically and the only way […]

How the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade works

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PS5 upgrade path Regardless of when you’re planning to upgrade to a new console, it makes sense to future-proof your new game purchases, so let’s break down the next-gen upgrade options on PlayStation. Thanks to PS5 launching in both diskless and disk-based variations, there will be different upgrade paths […]

Xbox Series X/S Officially Plays Every Game That Works On Xbox One (Except The Kinect Ones)

The existing backwards compatible library of Xbox 360 and Xbox games that’ll be playable on day one of the Xbox Series X/S launch will still be a stacked one. Out of the 2083 games released on the Xbox 360 during its lifecycle you’ll be able to play 577 of them, while 42 of the original […]

US astronaut Kate Rubins votes from International Space Station! Here’s how it works

Once their FPCA is approved, the astronaut is almost ready to vote. Like many great things in space, voting starts with an experiment. The county clerk who manages elections in the astronaut’s home county sends a test ballot to a team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Then they use a space station training […]