Julia Sachs

Julia Sachs is an Editor-at-Large at Grit Daily. She covers tech, entrepreneurship and entertainment news and is based in Park City, Utah.

Producer Green Velvet Highlights How Commercial Dance Music Ignores Genre’s Origin In Black And Queer Spaces

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has seen a prolific rise in popularity in the last couple of decades. The genre, which wrongfully encompasses anything from house and techno to hardcore and dubstep sub-genres, is at the heart of the festival culture that millennial and generation z consumers love so much. Dance music makes the music industry a whole lot of money ($7.1 billion to be exact). But while heavy hitters like Diplo, Zedd, and Tiesto have played major roles in boosting the genre’s...

Sandmann Lawsuit Highlights Problems With Media Coverage In Digital Age

A bizarre turn of events on social media in 2016 shows that social media presents a major liability risk for journalists and media outlets in the digital age. A viral video of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann garnered major attention on social media from media industry professionals. Today, the legal interactions between the lawyers involved in the case has turned into its own legal problem—all through Twitter. Two lawyers involved in the legal case have ignited their...

Is Grimes Pregnant With Music Or A Human?

The often ethereal and outright weird pop-singer Grimes took to Instagram on Wednesday to post a nude picture of herself with a fetus photoshopped onto her belly in an apparent announcement that she’s pregnant. Grimes, who’s real-life name is Claire Boucher, has long been linked romantically to Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX. While any normal person would take the post as a literal announcement that the singer is with child, Grimes’ fans likely understand...

Studio Ghibli Is Working On Two New Films – Here Is Everything We Know

It’s not often that Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli announces that it’s creating a new film. The company, which has canonized itself along the ranks of companies like Pixar or Dreamworks, is responsible for dream-like anime classics like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. The company confirmed this week that it is working on two new films throughout 2020, one of which will see the return of famed filmmaker and the studio’s founder, Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki retired...

Airline Waste Is A Huge Issue—London’s Design Museum Wants To Change That

Long haul travel leaves a major carbon footprint no matter how you look at it. Even if you travel light, your carbon footprint increases significantly each time you fly. Unfortunately, flying is somewhat of a necessity for many people. Beyond the obvious greenhouse gas emissions that come from air travel, flying commercially adds to your individual carbon footprint through the waste that gets thrown away during each flight. The Design Museum in London hopes to rethink the ways in which air...

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