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How Beyoncé became Beyoncé in 3 not-at-all-easy steps

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Society is a mess in Emily the Criminal, Bodies Bodies Bodies, and Not Okay

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Every movie seems to be split into chapters these days

Ezra Miller — and their recent volatility — explained

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The US monkeypox response is failing queer men

The “Dark Brandon” meme — and why it’s so confusing — explained

Why do wigs on TV look so awful?

Why Hollywood keeps getting abortion wrong

Four ways of looking at The Rehearsal

One Good Thing: A food memoir about love, grief, and lockdown

The best $4 I ever spent: A sparkly hijab

Bad Bunny threw the party of the year for Puerto Ricans — and didn’t skip the politics

Will Alex Jones finally lose the info war?

Bullet Train is deeply derivative, and that’s its appeal


How F1 racers turn really fast

Alex Murdaugh stands accused of killing his wife and son. That’s just scratching the surface.

One Good Thing: A new classic of country heartbreak

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This summer’s movies are all about love

What we mean when we say Beyoncé is “saving” house music

The power of silence in a deafening world

Why there’s more noise, and more kinds of it — and why it might be ruining our focus.

The hollowness of Tom Cruise

Ron Howard’s movie about the Thai cave rescue isn’t the Hollywood melodrama I expected

Rewatching Gigli in the age of Bennifer’s triumph

Jordan Peele’s Nope, explained

How to fall back in love with reading

RRR is an incredible action movie with seriously troubling politics

Sadhguru, the spiritual leader with ties to Will Smith and Modi, explained

Netflix’s Persuasion is an absolute disaster

Fire of Love, about married volcanologists, is this summer’s must-see doc

How the world changed its mind on Tracy Flick

A complete timeline of the Lea Michele-Beanie Feldstein-Funny Girl casting controversy

The Trump presidency was a reality show. The January 6 hearings are the reunion special.

Marvel’s villains are eclipsing its heroes

Thor: Love and Thunder’s post-credits scene is a big casting announcement

How China’s relationship to Hollywood has shaped the movies

One Good Thing: A Danish drama lets its girlbosses fail

The best movies of 2022 (so far) — and how to watch them

Why this show about queer teens appeals to all ages — even if it stings

R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years. Here are all the sexual misconduct allegations against him, in one timeline.

Why we need a new queer canon

Our submissions to the queer canon

Elvis and the trouble with musician biopics

How Hollywood validates the myth of the good guy with a gun

One Good Thing: Two ’90s Asian films that capture the loneliness of modern life