The viral Miami Boys Choir is spreading Jewish joy on TikTok

Sure, Chananya Begun was surprised when he saw people on TikTok obsessing over a 2008 performance by the Miami Boys Choir, an Orthodox Jewish pop group led by his father, Yerachmiel Begun. But he wasn’t that surprised. After all, everything about it is ridiculously good. The soaring tween vocals! The funky sax break! The choreography! … Read more

Spam’s popularity is on the rise again

new York CNN Business — Spam is cool too. The 85-year-old canned block of meat has undergone a cultural reinvention. Hormel (HRL) has sold a record amount of Spam for seven straight years, and 2022 is on pace for another such milestone. The conglomerate behind Skippy and Jennie-O turkey says it can’t make Spam fast … Read more

This guy is using AI to make a movie — and you can help decide what happens next

CNN — “Salt” resembles many science-fiction films from the ’70s and early ’80s, complete with 35mm footage of space freighters and moody alien landscapes. But while it looks like a throwback, the way it was created points to what could be a new frontier for making movies. “Salt” is the brainchild of Fabian Stelzer. He’s … Read more

How political candidates are targeting you on social media based on your music tastes, shopping habits and favorite TV shows

CNN — Marco Rubio hopes to sway voters interested in Chick-fil-A, Ram trucks, and Duck Dynasty. John Fetterman is searching for fans of microbreweries, Teslas, and the Dave Matthews Band. And Michael Bennet wants to reach people who like Taylor Swift and Lizzo – while avoiding devoted listeners of Jason Aldean. Candidates in some of … Read more

While streamers cut costs, Amazon makes a massive bet with ‘Lord of the Rings’

new York CNN Business — After much anticipation, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” finally debuts on Amazon Prime Video on Friday. It represents one of the biggest bets in streaming history. The series, which takes place thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, is … Read more