Newsweek has just published an article about ASMR.
It is a lengthy and well written piece by Joe Kloc which focuses on Bob Ross as a painter, a person, and of course, as a seminal figure in the experience of ASMR for many individuals.
Ilse Blansert is also prominently featured, providing illustrative quotes that tie in well throughout the story.
The article does not address many scientific theories about ASMR. But I found the information about Bob Ross so well done that it did feel like a fresh piece of journalism about ASMR.
Here are some (but not all) of the most interesting bits from the article.