Every week FRANK151 suggests a collection of people, podcasts, and/or social media accounts that you should get into if you want to make your life better. Or they’ll at the least turn the time spent waiting for your takeout a little less boring.
As the Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza has the best job in the world. Not only does he get to follow Barack Obama around with a camera, he gets paid to post these images on Instagram. When I consider how much time I spend snapping, trolling, and posting on Instagram, I can’t help but wish that I actually made money off of it. Then I start fantasizing about the withering, humblebrag captions I’d throw up there while traveling on Air Force One to super private diplomatic engagements: “We out here in Ho Chi Minh with Thi Jim Ngan,” “Ugh, Congress is so craze,” “#epicfail with German Chancellor #Merkel at the bilateral meeting.”—Lily Waronker
White people do so many disconcerting, annoying things that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Back in the middle of the aughts, an ambitious blog called Stuff White People Like made an admirable effort to create a repository, but it was mostly focused on the upper middle class and liberal-leaning yuppie subgenre of white people. What about pot smoking sorority sisters, vape bros, and white people who drive lawnmowers or golf carts around the streets? The whtppl Instagram account finally collects them all. Prepare to see pictures of Crocs with aux cables inside of them, Twilight tattoos, and much maligned dreadlocked white perseon. Follow this account and have a chuckle at the expense of the least self aware, most befuddled group of people who ever walked the Earth.—Evan Wood
Koreatown in Los Angeles is a 2.7 square miles neighborhood roughly bordered by the streets of Olympic, Virgil, Beverly, and Wilton. Michael Pak created the Koreatown Instagram account to document what happens within what is not only one of the most densely populated parts of the city, but is also an incredibly diverse one, regardless of its name. The account isn’t just a useful resource for the folks who live there, it additionally puts curious visitors up on the endless oddities, eats, parties, and culture in what has increasingly become one of LA’s shining gem. Pak isn’t stingy with the insights. He’s the type of dude who would happily put you up on the best cold noodles from Naengmyeon or guide you to Han Bat for a life changing bowl of oxtail soup.—Justin Esposito