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Shane Gillis’s SNL hosting gig is an unearned rehabilitation

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The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

Are Skims campaigns the new Vogue covers?

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Netflix’s live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender is everything fans hoped it would be

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Romantic norms are in flux. No wonder everyone’s obsessed with polyamory.

Jon Stewart is as funny as ever. But the world has changed around him.

An attempt to reckon with True Detective: Night Country’s bonkers season finale

This Is Me… Now is the most J. Lo thing J. Lo’s ever done

What’s behind the power of tiny eyeglasses?

Dakota Johnson’s aloof appeal, explained

Those evangelical Christian Super Bowl ads — and the backlash to them — explained 

What bullets do to kids

In The Book of Love, Kelly Link shows that the best romances are ghost stories too

What the 5 love languages get right, and what they get very wrong

Who’ll blink first: The world’s largest music company or TikTok?

Beware: A cheese crisis looms

Taylor Swift, the NFL, and two routes to cultural dominance

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Everyone’s being weird about Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car”

Usher has a Super Bowl-worthy legacy. Why don’t people act like it?

How Britney Spears explains Taylor Swift

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is an odd little marriage story disguised as a spy thriller

Tiktok is full of tryhard slang

The Grammys’ Beyoncé snubs speak to a deeper problem

What does the EGOT even mean, anyway?

Why there’s lead in Stanley water bottles — and the real reason that’s a problem

Why are Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj fighting? 

Everybody has to self-promote now. Nobody wants to.

Why conservatives are melting down over Taylor Swift

The bland allure of Hailey Bieber

Zyn, the nicotine pouch at the center of a brewing culture war, explained

Kiley Reid’s Come and Get It is a witty, overstuffed campus satire

Scott Peterson’s guilt, explained

Does Barbie need all the Oscars for feminism?

How the internet built a conspiracy theory around a new spy flick, a debut novel, and Taylor Swift

Would you dump someone if they didn’t peel you an orange?

The nine-month cruise that took over TikTok

After Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, is Bravo headed for a fan-pocalypse?

4 winners and 3 losers from this year’s Oscar nominations

Alec Baldwin’s criminal charges reinstated in Rust shooting — for now

Pitting Real Housewives against Survivor villains, The Traitors is reality TV at its best

If you want to understand modern politics, you have to understand modern fandom

How 50 Cent became the most versatile man in entertainment

How plagiarism became the latest weapon in the culture wars

Seriously, what is Aaron Rodgers’s deal?

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