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Lil Miquela is a person — at least, that was the initial controversy. The singer/fashion model garnered widespread viral fame in the last two years due primarily to the possibility that she is, in fact, not real. Accounts in her name have been on Twitter and Instagram since April of 2016, the latter recently hitting one million followers. In many ways, she offers similar content to other young, working artists on social media: pictures of...

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A friend and I had talked about trying to go to Austin for a day trip earlier in the week, but as the weekend on the far end of spring break approached, the idea had stopped coming up. I was relatively surprised to wake up to the “South-by today?” text, but not wholly unprepared. I drowsily packed a bag together for the day out, phone charger, slim jim, and seven or so Frio Lites, left...