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One Direction fangirls created the internet as we know it

Johnny Depp’s legal victory makes it clear the Me Too backlash has arrived

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and their $50 million defamation suit, explained

Staring down 30 at the Taylor Swift dance party

Why the Depp-Heard trial is so much worse than you realize

Kendrick Lamar’s Auntie Diaries is a clumsy attempt at trans acceptance

Ezra Miller — and their recent volatility — explained

Will Smith’s slap and Oscars ban, briefly explained

Kirsten Dunst, great American wanter

Bipolar disorder is complicated. So is how we talk about Ye.

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

When celebrity nudes were everywhere

Can Whoopi Goldberg’s public history lesson actually do some good?

Looking back at the ’90s has meant reexamining the decade’s toxic diet culture

The intertwined legacies of Jonathan Larson and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Britney Spears is finally free

How Taylor Swift’s 10-minute “All Too Well” surpasses her original

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Janet Jackson’s Wardrobe Malfunction erased an icon of unapologetic sexuality

Janet Jackson was able to transcend America’s misogynoir — until the Super Bowl.

Astroworld and the trickiness of tragedy blame games

People still can’t get enough of Princess Diana

How seriously should we take Jon Stewart?

One Good Thing: A book that treats The Real Housewives as an academic text

A brief history of the internet hating Jonathan Franzen

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Every version of the Monica Lewinsky story reveals America’s failure of empathy

Twenty-three years later, the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal is a tale of cultural sadism.

Britney Spears’s conservatorship isn’t over. Yet.

Nicki Minaj isn’t anti-vax, exactly. That’s why her vaccine resistance is so concerning.

John Mulaney was performing a role all along

Donda: The hype, the controversy, the music, the Kanye of it all, explained

20 years after Aaliyah’s death, her story only feels more tragic

The Jennifer Lopez-Ben Affleck recoupling is the greatest gossip story we’ve had in years

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has become a true crime doc

Why LeVar Burton’s Jeopardy! quest feels so meaningful

Whitney Houston’s story shows the danger of being America’s sweetheart

Why America embraced Whitney Houston, and how it destroyed her.

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Bill Cosby rape allegations: What you need to know

Britney Spears wasn’t wrong to think people would mock her for telling the truth

Britney Spears speaks: “I’m so angry it’s insane”

Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive

Is the teen girl the most powerful force in pop culture?

Chrissy Teigen’s fall from grace

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The Purity Chronicles

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