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Rizz, the word of the year, explained

The evolution of a viral term, according to the "Livvy rizzed up Baby Gronk" guy.

Blue Eye Samurai is one of the smartest Netflix shows in years

Netflix struggled for years to land a mainstream anime hit. Enter Blue Eye Samurai.

Billionaires had a surprisingly bad day in the Supreme Court

Even this very conservative Court appears reluctant to blow up the federal government’s power to tax rich people.

How the keffiyeh became a symbol of the Palestinian cause

The iconic Palestinian scarf started out as a practical garment. It became an emblem of an aspiring nation.

The Israel-Hamas war is tearing American cultural institutions apart

Artists are protesting Israel’s offensive. The art and literary worlds are struggling to respond.

Qubit by qubit, the quantum computers of tomorrow are coming into being

The quantum computing industry has a road map to the future — but can it reach its destination?

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Israel moves into southern Gaza after a week-long truce — and its goals are murkier than ever

Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, briefly explained

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