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Licorice Pizza proves Paul Thomas Anderson is a master of unexpected romance

There’s more to it than swoony love in his films — including this one.

Why you should care about Facebook’s big push into the metaverse

The futuristic tech Mark Zuckerberg is investing billions in could remake the internet.

The modern family

Amid distance and estrangement and strain, some are happily replacing the clans they’re born into with chosen families.

In Sondheim’s Assassins, cornball Americana can’t cover a seething mass of violent rage

A new revival from John Doyle lays bare the country’s dark fairground heart.

Did you (or your dog) eat a suspicious mushroom? These very online mycologists want to help.

Meet the fast-growing global community that identifies fungi and plants and helps assess poison risk.

Lawyers left racism out of the trial over Ahmaud Arbery’s death. Here’s why.

Prosecutors made no mention of the slain 25-year-old’s race until the very end of the trial.

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Salmonella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh

A deadly salmonella strain is spreading through American poultry, and there’s not much the government can do to stop it. ProPublica’s Bernice Yeung explains.

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