Anime is taking over beauty, streetwear, culture and dance content

Some people are obsessed with Disney and Star Wars, but for others, they can’t get enough of the distinctive and beautiful style of Japanese animation, known as anime. Ever since more anime films and series were added to Netflix last spring – including acclaimed animation film company Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue – consumer searches for

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“Are you Michelle from Skins?” TikTok trends and talent hotlist w/e 30/04

Let’s get The Hype House news out of the way – the original LA content house is now the subject of a Netflix reality TV show, in a case of TV imitating TikTok. Current members include Nikita Dragun, Larri Merritt, Chase Hudson and Sienna Mae Gomez. Expect bad behaviour, souped-up scandal and clickbaity content galore – listen to the CORQ team on

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Snails, pools and pottery: inside the world of alternative ASMR

ASMR has been an internet phenomenon for quite some time, with mukbangs, slime squeezing and gentle whispering being some of the most well-known types and devotees praising the sedative sensation for keeping them calm. However the past year of lockdowns has created a sharp rise in popularity as consumers seek to destress, and in 2020

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How maximalism is dominating the aesthetic of post-lockdown life

After a year of hiding away at home in co-ord tracksuits and bare faces, an all encompassing trend has emerged to blow the cobwebs out of everyone’s lockdown lives. Enter: maximalism. Consisting of funky patterns, saturated colours, statement pieces and clashing prints, it is the opposite of minimalism and is all about being loud and

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That Girl, Final Scene and Crunchy Childhood: TikTok trends w/e 22/04

Cara Delevingne has joined TikTok – well, technically she joined in February but is only just leaning into the platform this week. You’ll remember that Delevingne was one of the first of the Insta models – the supermodels who used their Instagram profiles to reflect their personalities and gain huge followings and klout off the catwalk.

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Let’s get haunted: inside the trend of year-round paranormal storytelling

Ghouls, ghosts and grotesque beings are normally themes associated with Autumn and Halloween, where every shop window and house porch is festooned with pumpkins and locals adorn their best spooky apparel. But when BBC Sounds released its series, The Battersea Poltergeist, at the end of March, producers shunned this tradition with their blend of documentary

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