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Monday Notes for February 12th, 2024

Monday Notes for February 12th, 2024
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This is an edition of Uristocrat Notes, a newsletter that explores the biggest cultural stories of the day.

Culture

Beyoncé drops new songs ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ’16 Carriages.’ New music ‘Act II’ will arrive in March

Beyoncé drops new songs ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ’16 Carriages.′ New music ‘Act II’ will arrive in March
Beyoncé is back with two new country tracks — “Texas Hold ’Em” and “16 Carriages.”

Usher Did the Most but Still Left You Wanting More

Usher Did the Most but Still Left You Wanting More
The R&B legend’s Super Bowl halftime show was spectacular in all of its Vegas-residency glory. Then he brought out the roller skates, and it got even better.

Forecast: Africa SVoD to add 9m subs by 2029

Forecast: Africa SVoD to add 9m subs by 2029
Sub-Saharan Africa will have 16 million paying SV0D subscriptions by 2029, up from 7 million at end-2023, according to a froecast from Digital TV Research. S


Sports

Catching up on the NBA standings? Where things stand in race for postseason spots

Can LeBron and Curry hold on to play-in spots? The NBA races we’re watching down the stretch
Things are tight atop the Western Conference, while races to stay out of the play-in tournament are getting wild. Here’s what to watch as we enter the second half of the 2023-24 NBA season

Sneakers

How Converse and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander turned the Weapon into a lifestyle sneaker
Outside the entrance of Converse’s global headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, the newest ad from the oldest footwear brand in basketball history hangs. The l…

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