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Inside the Rise and Fall of Clubhouse, a Pandemic Poster Child of VC-backed Hype

From a report: In May 2020, when the pandemic raged, the comedian and TV writer Marlena Rodriguez got an invite to a new app called Clubhouse that offered the homebound online masses a way to spend some of their suddenly abundant time. In the ensuing months, Rodriguez jousted in a chat room with the celebrity Ashton Kutcher, gained more than 13,000 followers, and started a party room on Fridays that frequently swelled to over 1,000 people. She wrote a play, "Once Upon a Clubhouse," and hired act...
Tags: Greece, Tech, Ashton Kutcher, Clubhouse, Marc Andreessen, Rodriguez, Marlena Rodriguez, Fall of Clubhouse a Pandemic Poster Child of VC

Second City Is Trying Not to Be Racist. Will It Work This Time?

For more than 60 years, the premier home for improv comedy was a bastion of whiteness where performers of color were consistently demeaned. Now it is trying to remake itself entirely.
Tags: News, Black People, Discrimination, Second City, Black, Comedy and Humor, Dewayne Perkins, Ashley Nicole, Marlena Rodriguez, Frances Callier