The week of July 19, 2015

Watching Me, Watching YouTube
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The sex-positive saga of Laci Green

By Rae Votta

Frustrated with her church, she turned to the Internet, made millions of fans, and became a voice for action.

Features

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Can Hollywood turn YouTubers into movie stars?

By Audra Schroeder

YouTube’s Jenn McAllister and Lauren Luthringshausen are leaping to the big screen. Will their fans join them?

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Ratboy Genius would like to say hi

By Joe Bucciero

The cult YouTube series can teach us a lot about art in the age of information.

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Kingsley’s got something to say, and plenty of places to say it

By Michelle Jaworski

The YouTube star reflects back on the highs, lows, and future of the platform.

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This dude’s fake TV theme songs are the best thing on Weird YouTube

By Jake Cleland

Jeffrey Davis is just trying to explain television—one tune at a time.

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After Ever After: Jon Cozart braces for graduation day

By Carly Lanning

YouTube’s singing superstar wants to break into comedy. And he would love to live in Frontierland.

Opinion

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The state of YouTube, 2015

By Rae Votta

By all measures, YouTube is still evolving, as creators look for new ways to reach their audiences—and get paid.

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YouTube’s biggest fitness stars aren’t as body positive as you think

By Keziyah Lewis

Can fitness and body positivity coexist?

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Why YouTube still has a problem with creeps

By Audra Schroeder

It’s not a ‘social experiment.’ It’s harassment—and it needs to stop.

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Why the first video on YouTube is still a masterpiece

By Jaya Saxena

A decade later, we’ve yet to top the subtle genius of ‘Me at the Zoo.’