Swipe Up

Katherine Laubscher
Overanalyzing internet and pop culture
Created 25 Jun 2021
  • Give me a break
    03 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
    Welcome to Swipe Up no. 15. Subscribe now This week’s piece is on entertainment at the end of the world from Katey: Long before Black Mirror provocatively asked, “What if phones, but too much?” the Tw...
  • Girl, put your playlist on
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 1
    Subscribe now Welcome to Swipe Up No. 14. This week’s piece is on sonder and Spotify from Sofia: Back in the day when an avant garde concept for an app was making your phone look like a glass of beer ...
  • You’d best start believing in ghost stories, Miss Turner…
    19 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Subscribe now Welcome to Swipe Up No. 13. This week’s piece is on restless spirits and anxiety from Katey: I think my apartment might be haunted. Not in a dramatic way -- nothing you’d call a priest o...
  • Cut the laugh tracks deadass
    12 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Swipe Up #12 This week’s piece is on learning and unlearning via television storylines from Sofia: A beautiful memory from my childhood is this: It’s a weeknight around 8pm and I’ve sprinted upstairs ...
  • Today is gonna be the day...
    05 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    This week’s piece is on nostalgia and cultural mourning from Katey: It seems like most of us would rather be somewhere else, sometime else. You only have to scroll through TikTok or walk down the stre...
  • Swipe Up #10: Why read more word when TikTok do trick?
    29 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    This week’s opener is from Sofia: This morning I quietly finished reading a book. The reason I finished it is because I was Guilty. The reason I was guilty is because I had been carrying it around wit...
  • Swipe Up #9: What is life
    20 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    Oh, sweet release! We are free, FREE from the burden of recapping Katie’s season. Instead, we’ll share a mini essay on what we’re thinking about this week, followed by what you need to know about pop ...
  • Swipe Up #8: On to the next chapter.
    12 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    If this newsletter is hitting your inboxes a little late, it’s only because we were Processing. The three-hour finale to this season of the Bachelorette was... almost too much to unpack. The credits r...
  • Swipe Up #7: Diabolical, Luv
    05 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Dear readers, this week’s Swipe Up looks a bit different than usual. This is because of how horrible this week’s episode was. It defies neat analysis and flip commentary. To recap: Katie has lackluste...
  • Swipe Up #6: Gossip Girl? More like Gossip BOYS!
    28 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 4 0
    What a week! And it’s only Wednesday. As the summer winds down, the heat is still ON. We’ve seen Bennifer magically reunite, the summer Olympics have started (and the Olympians are on TikTok), and the...
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