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A holiday reminder to not be a rude doofus

The awful American consumer gets extra awful during the holidays.

The 25 best movies of 2022

The greatest films from a tumultuous year.

It’s best you know nothing about the new greatest movie of all time

The movie "Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" was recently declared No. 1 in the prestigious Sight and Sound poll. Go in as cold as possible.

The riveting train wreck of a Sam Bankman-Fried interview

"I’ve had a bad month," said the former CEO of FTX, speaking at his first public interview since his crypto exchange went up in smoke.

China’s Covid narrative is backfiring

China used its Covid strategy to sell its public, and the world, on the stability of its governing system. Now what?

How Qatar built stadiums with forced labor

And hurt thousands of migrant workers.

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China’s biggest protests since Tiananmen Square

The protests in China might force the government to back down from its extreme Covid restrictions and ramp up its extreme surveillance programs. The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Chin explains.

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The 12 Days of Christmas: The story behind the holiday’s most annoying carol

The deep roots of antisemitism’s resurgence in America

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings likes Elon Musk, video games, and bingeing

Hakeem Jeffries’s ascent to Democratic leader, explained

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How “zero-Covid” changed China — and the world

One secret to cheap travel? Pet sitting.

The surreal true crimes behind Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales

Kari Lake’s lonely, absurd quest to challenge Arizona’s election results

What makes China’s wave of protests different this time

The Senate just passed historic protections for same-sex marriage

A rogue Trump judge has thrown the Supreme Court in disarray

Donald Trump’s dinner with white supremacist Nick Fuentes was much more than a gaffe


How the World Cup’s AI instant replay works

America’s catastrophic, record-breaking bird flu outbreak, explained


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The rebirth of industrial policy

Supply-side economics, explained.

There’s no such thing as a good cold

FTX is over. Is crypto, too?

Giving Tuesday, explained

Want to help animals? Here’s where to donate your money.

Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.

Want to donate to charity? Here are 10 guidelines for giving effectively.

Stop watching movie trailers

“I’ve always been the youngest person in the room”

Why the global economy is slowing

The not-so-lame duck session

Kanye West’s antisemitic spiral, explained

In a view from high in a soccer stadium, an Australian player is scoring a penalty kick past Denmark’s goalkeeper, who is diving to catch it, during a 2018 World Cup match.

Where to aim a penalty kick

How a Holocaust memoir became a self-help Instagram hit

The 2024 Senate map is terrifying for Democrats. That’s one reason Georgia’s runoff matters.

Community hospitals are facing an impossible dilemma

Poor countries are developing a new paradigm of mental health care. America is taking note.

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