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Labor exploitation, explained by Minions

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Raising Raffi is a portrait of the author as modern father

Being a good father means rethinking masculinity

In The Immortal King Rao, a tech billionaire becomes king of the world

Lightyear is a good movie — and an even better IP grab

One Good Thing: Musician Ethel Cain nurses Gen-Z America’s broken heart

How Catholicism became a meme

Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant

An ACT UP veteran on the power of anger in protest 

The best $2,618 I ever spent: A second wedding ceremony

What happens if you clone Jurassic Park

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One Direction fangirls created the internet as we know it

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The sexual abuse scandal rocking the Southern Baptist Convention, explained

Inside the secret network of women who performed abortions before Roe

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Fire Island is a sharp look at queer desire, tucked into a sweet rom-com

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

Might I suggest not listening to famous people about money?

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

Staring down 30 at the Taylor Swift dance party

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Underground hip-hop is banned in Egypt. Now, it’s the soundtrack to Marvel’s Moon Knight.

The best $17.59 I’ve ever spent: A totally normal alarm clock

The long, long, twisty affair between the US military and Hollywood

Why gun control feels out of reach — and why there’s still hope

With Ricky Gervais’s new special, Netflix yet again suffers transphobic fools

Masculinity, explained by WWE

The rise of the sadboi big man

The complicated tension of telling the truth at Cannes

The Fortress of Solitude is a fraught and uneasy love letter to a vanished Brooklyn

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