Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

Lana Del Rey’s New Spoken Word Album Will Pay Heartwarming Homage to Native Americans

In a video statement posted to Instagram earlier this week, music artist Lana Del Rey announced that she will be releasing a spoken word poetry album, due out for release on January 4. This album will be different than what we usually see from Del Rey. Forget the “dreamy indie-pop” we all know and love, and instead breathe in an entirely new genre of musical composition, with Del Rey experimenting with “spoken word poetry.” Native American Inspiration The album also has...

Motorola’s New Razr Delayed, But Do We Really Need It?

The release of Motorola’s new Razr foldable phone will be delayed slightly, which the company attributes to unexpectedly high demand. The phone was initially supposed to be available for presale on December 26th and in stores on January 9th. But now, the timeline has been adjusted to “better meet consumer demand.” A new timeline for the launch was not immediately available. You’re gonna flip! #razr #bethefirst #motorolarazr #feeltheflip https://t.co/DNwV4xilfy pic.twitter.com/A44crUTPPw...

Taylor Swift to Headline Glastonbury Festival and She’s One of Very Few Women Given That Honor

On December 15th, Taylor Swift announced she would be headlining the 2020 50th anniversary Glastonbury music festival, performing on Sunday night. Swift will be the first female headliner since Adele in 2016, joining her on a remarkably short list of female headliners. This is another addition to Swift’s up-and-coming 2020 tour. I’m ecstatic to tell you that I’ll be headlining Glastonbury on its 50th anniversary – See you there! 💋 pic.twitter.com/2gJ40mEiDH — Taylor Swift...

Harvey Weinstein Strikes Back: He Wants to Be Remembered Ahead of Trial, But Does It Really Matter?

Feeling Forgotten? In an interview given to the New York Post last week, Harvey Weinstein claims his achievements in the film industry have been forgotten just weeks before he is set to go on trial for rape, amongst other legal charges. After a year’s worth of silence with the press, Weinstein finally chose to speak out against those speculating that he has been “exaggerating his back problems.” The interview itself has since been widely criticized as arrogant, self-centered,...

Instagram is Going Through Changes, and So Are Its Users

In the last year, Instagram has announced significant changes to its platform in the hopes of making the Instagram experience safer and more pleasant.  Fact-Checking “Fake News” In a company statement on Monday, Facebook announced that Instagram would be expanding its use of third-party fact-checkers in an effort to combat the era of misinformation and “fake news.” Under this system, if the content is deemed “false” or partly false by any of the...

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