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My Brilliant Friend pulls back the curtain on women’s lives. What it reveals is dark and violent.

The HBO adaptation, like the books, shows the full range of what girls and women are capable of — including destruction.

Trump’s Khashoggi statement is a green light for murder

A man who would issue a statement like this is not fit for office.

Black Friday is longer, and tamer, than ever

Black Friday crowds aren’t what they used to be. That doesn’t mean the holiday is going anywhere.

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Several white evangelical leaders reject anti-immigrant rhetoric. Why do their flocks embrace it?

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Bernie Sanders’s new plan to bring down drug prices, briefly explained

Roma, from celebrated director Alfonso Cuarón, is one of the year’s best movies

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“It’s our responsibility”: Ellen Pompeo wants white people to address Hollywood’s lack of diversity

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Need some new TV to watch? These are the 18 best shows airing new episodes on television right now.

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The human costs of Black Friday, explained by a former Amazon warehouse manager

Americans sit too much. Standing desks aren’t going to fix the problem.

Martha McSally just lost the Arizona Senate race. She could still be a senator next year.

Cindy Hyde-Smith called for a “front row” seat at a lynching. Now donors want their money back.

What I wish my friends had said to me after my mom died

Forget football. The National Dog Show is Thanksgiving's best entertainment.

Ivanka Trump’s personal email excuse shows she only wants to seem competent some of the time

The classist vilification of the Black Friday shopper

Most people are bad at arguing. These 2 techniques will make you better.

5 countries besides America where people celebrate Thanksgiving

White House’s new press rules will make it harder for reporters to hold Trump accountable

The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

More pregnant women are using marijuana. We don’t know if that’s safe.

Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago: what we know

The 2016 election really was dominated by a controversy over emails

The Beto O’Rourke 2020 buzz, explained

House Democrats don’t need a leader, they need someone to represent them on TV

I work in urban planning. Now Amazon’s coming to my city.

Judge stops Trump from enforcing asylum ban

The Mississippi Senate runoff, Dems’ last chance for one more 2018 upset, explained

How turkey trots became a Thanksgiving tradition

How HBO’s My Brilliant Friend translates Elena Ferrante’s beloved book to TV

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Fake butts, fake followers: an Instagram-famous plastic surgeon talks medical ethics

After Florida’s election chaos, the Broward County election supervisor has resigned

New York’s leaders are getting defensive about their Amazon deal

The tragedy of Michael Bloomberg’s latest act of mega-philanthropy

GOP undercuts its own messaging about veterans, backs Trump’s attack on retired admiral