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The French Dispatch is peak Wes Anderson. I wish I loved it.

Why Dune endures

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

19 must-see movies from the fall film festivals

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One Good Thing: A YouTube decluttering channel that made my sister and me quit screaming

The author whose story inspired Netflix’s Maid on why welfare is broken

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

Where is the line between life and art?

In Lauren Groff’s Matrix, medieval nuns build a feminist utopia

The Last Duel is a medieval epic about believing women, and it’s a mess

How TV lied about abortion

The dark, enthralling power of Succession

Couch Guy and the nightmare of going viral 

One Good Thing: Only Murders in the Building plays like a Nora Ephron murder mystery

The problem with America’s semi-rich

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Why the best aliens are just a little bit human

A brief history of the internet hating Jonathan Franzen

Goodbye, Mr. Bond

Supply chain havoc is getting worse — just in time for holiday shopping

What Squid Game’s fantasies and harsh realities reveal about Korea

The great book shortage of 2021, explained

Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads is an opus on humiliation. It’s very good.

One Good Thing: A campy, colorful martial arts epic to stream after Shang-Chi

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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.

Six, the long-delayed pop musical about Henry VIII’s wives, is glorious nonsense

The refreshing, bad romance of Venom: Let There Be Carnage

The Sopranos vs. the end of history

October’s must-see movies, from delayed blockbusters to arthouse gems

Why I felt betrayed by Netflix’s Midnight Mass

Venom: Let There Be Carnage has a bombshell post-credits scene

The Vox Book Club is spending October reading and talking to Lauren Groff

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

R. Kelly was convicted. Are we finally listening to Black women?

One Good Thing: A time loop video game that works like a Rube Goldberg machine

Meg Ryan fall and the unsettling joy of another pandemic autumn

The tricky trans politics of FX’s Y: The Last Man

I feel weird about Dear Evan Hansen

What the movies of this pandemic reveal

Gabby Petito’s disappearance, and why it was absolutely everywhere, explained

What would a healthy social media platform even look like?

One Good Thing: Reservation Dogs is groundbreaking. It’s also incredibly funny.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye captures the moment the GOP got in bed with the Christian right

The meditative empathy of Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi

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