The fan’s guide to Beenie Man and Bounty Killer’s epic dancehall rivalry

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What you need to know before this weekend’s latest Verzuz Instagram Live battle, ’90s dancehall edition. The next #Verzuz is taking us to Jamaica, with a classic 90s-style sound clash between two dancehall giants: Beenie Man and Bounty Killer. Both men are beloved in the dancehall community and are credited with helping the genre transcend Jamaica’s borders and win worldwide acclaim. Read Full Story

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See the world’s first whiskey bottle made out of paper

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Johnnie Walker’s new whiskey bottle is made from a surprising ingredient. Don’t worry, it still tastes the same. Whiskey has gained a lot of cultural cachet over the years. Cowboys drink it. Secret agents drink it. Even serial killers drink it. But the familiar clink of the bottle has been the same no matter who it’s served to. That is, until now. And the world will be better for it. Read Full Story

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How to watch Dr. Fauci’s Senate testimony about reopening the U.S.

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The hearing with one of the most respected experts in America will be about the risks of reopening the country too soon while COVID-19 death and infections continue to surge. If there’s a single person who has become a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the point man on the Trump administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. Read Full Story

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How ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’ reinvents the true crime doc by shifting focus

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Director Liz Garbus talks about the new HBO series, which follows one woman’s obsessive quest to unmask the Golden State Killer, and the toll it took on the survivors, rather than the killer himself. It’s a remarkable coincidence of timing. On June 29, the day after HBO premieres its new true-crime series, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark , based on Michelle McNamara’s bestselling book, the person allegedly behind those crimes is expected to plead guilty to 13 counts of murder and kidnapping. Read Full Story

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Are concerts, festivals, and live events ever coming back? Here’s what 6 experts say

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Insiders at Burning Man, Broadway, Meow Wolf, and more describe how the live events industry, hit hard by the pandemic, will emerge onto a new stage. For Fast Company’ s Shape of Tomorrow series , we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order . Read Full Story

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There’s a massive pay gap between men and women who work from home

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The wage gap among remote workers was glaring, even before the pandemic pushed many to work from home. It’s Equal Pay Day, the symbolic annual point when the average woman’s pay finally matches the previous year’s pay for a male counterpart. According to Census data , the average female worker earns 81 cents for every dollar the average man earns. Of course, averages do not account for factors such as race, role, or even parental status. And they don’t take into account whether or not someone is working remotely. Read Full Story

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These 10 essential browser tweaks fix the web’s biggest annoyances

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Say “so long” to perpetual cookie pop-ups, impossible-to-read pages, and other internet irritations. This rusty ol’ internet of ours sure has a lot to offer, but man, oh man, can it be annoying to use. From ad-infested websites to autoplaying videos and an endless array of pop-up provocations, it’s a wonder anyone makes it through the day without going completely berserk. Read Full Story

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