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How the media should respond to Trump’s lies

A linguist explains how Trump uses lies to divert attention from the "big truths."

HBO’s My Brilliant Friend adaptation is a knockout

Even if you’ve never read Elena Ferrante’s novels, this new eight-episode series will have you gripped.

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How California conservatives became the intellectual engine of Trumpism

American Horror Story: Apocalypse was somehow both absolutely nuts and largely forgettable

Trump refuses to commit to Kirstjen Nielsen continuing as DHS secretary into the future

SNL’s cold open makes voter fraud conspiracies sound as ludicrous as they are

SNL explains Amazon’s HQ2 strategy: to troll President Trump

Andrew Gillum concedes Florida gubernatorial race

Trump skipped Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day because he was “extremely busy”

CIA reportedly concludes that Jamal Khashoggi was killed on the Saudi crown prince’s orders

Photos: what California’s lethal wildfires look like on the ground

Turkey: Khashoggi’s dismembered body possibly carried through Istanbul’s airport

The host of You Must Remember This on writing a book as essential as her podcast

Trump says Pelosi deserves speakership, offers Republican votes

HQ2 is a perfect opportunity to massively upgrade the DC area’s commuter rail

Does cutting carbs really help keep weight off? The big new diet study, explained.

Elite library sorters race to process books in cutthroat competition

The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald feels like a giant prologue for some other movie

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’s bonkers plot twist, explained

Vox Sentences: A government secret Julian Assange wants no part of

Céline Dion has a new gender-neutral clothing line for kids

How Trump’s favored midterm candidates performed

Facebook has been accused of peddling anti-Semitic conspiracy theories to promote its brand

Brian Kemp elected governor of Georgia after Democrat Stacey Abrams ends campaign

Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend doesn’t just compel people to read, but to travel

Jonathan Franzen’s new essay collection is a bird-obsessed, condescending mess

The best movies out this weekend

13 great films now in theaters and on streaming.

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The extraordinary trial of notorious drug lord El Chapo is underway

The real reason conservative critics love talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s clothes

5 Republican women senators told us they don’t want a seat on the Judiciary Committee

2 maps show how the blue wave washed away Republicans in Orange County

The author of The Princess Bride shaped pop culture as few screenwriters have

Climate change policy can be overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the ideas that work.

Green Book builds a feel-good comedy atop an artifact of shameful segregation. Yikes.

What the reported charges against Julian Assange may — and may not — mean

Sen. Lindsey Graham is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee

Cam has the brilliant audacity to argue that the internet isn’t about connecting people

California’s newly homeless fire victims face the state’s severe housing shortage

Why the wildfire in Northern California was so severe