I’ll be back in two weeks
Supercreator is on hiatus until Sep. 6.
👋🏾 Hi, hey, hello! Supercreator is taking the rest of the summer off and will be back in your inbox on Sep. 6.
The break will give me a chance to catch my breath before the fall sprint to the midterm elections and the absence will hopefully make your heart grow fonder. 🥰
I’ll send premium subscribers updates on any breaking news, including President Joe Biden’s decision on student loan debt, which is expected by the end of the month.
Speaking of premium subscribers: If you’ve recently considered becoming one, I’m offering 20 percent off an annual subscription during my break.
In addition to the newsletter, you’ll receive access to dedicated space I’ll be rolling out soon for richer conversations with me and other Supercreator. And your paid subscription will support the independent reporting that helps you make sense of the obvious and obscure ways American politics shapes how online creators work and live in the new economy. (Already a subscriber? Gift a subscription to a friend or colleague with the same code.)
One more thing: Below I’ve included an extended list of reading recommendations with plenty of interesting trends and perspectives that are worth your attention while I’m away. And if that’s not enough, browse the Supercreator archive to catch up on any previous issues you may have missed.
Read All About It
Pooja Shah on spam text messages and how to stop them for good
Jada Yuan on Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s risky quest for votes in deep-red Texas
Sophia A. McClennen on how Donald Trump redefined shameless hypocrisy — and made it politically indispensable
Danielle Wiener-Bronner on why QR-code menus are still around
Fritz Hahn on why airport bars are better than you might expect
Ben Jacobs on why the never-Trump wing of the GOP never had a chance
Amanda Mull on the HGTV-ification of America
Bryce Covert on corporate “points” systems, the little-known policy wreaking havoc on workers’ lives
Christina Wyman on why she refuses to share a bank account with her husband
Seerat Sohi on the limits of the NBA player empowerment era
Kelsey Ables on the Trader Joe’s artists behind the grocery store’s custom-made signs
Andrew Van Dam on how the remote work revolution is already reshaping America
Caroline O’Donovan on Amazon’s health ambitions, which sometimes clashed with medical best practices
Richard M. Re on how judges are using their retirements as leverage against President Biden
Julia Furlan on why setting boundaries is more than just saying “no”
Muizz Akhtar on how the car took over America and how we can take it back
Lily Meyer on what we gain from a good-enough life
Megan Paetzhold on what abortion actually looks like
Michelle Santiago Cortés on why the way we talk about millennials versus Gen Z is wrong
Scott Holmes on how he learned to stop worrying and love Spanx for men
Charlotte Shane on TikTok audio memes
Chris Crowley on why there wasn’t a drink of the summer
Thanks for reading. See you in a couple of weeks!