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Ordinary Black lives should be remembered, too 

What really happens if a bear does cocaine, explained by an ursinologist

Social media used to be free. Not anymore.

Brad Pitt was the only winner of the Aniston-Jolie tabloid battle

What rewatching old shows teaches us about ourselves

A retro hobby for the end times

Prestige TV can’t beat the experience of playing Last of Us

Can more Harry Potter ever be okay?

Quantumania’s post-credits scene gives us Marvel’s next big bad

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Rihanna is the pregnancy role model America needs right now

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The nonchalant spectacle of Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show

Pedro Pascal and the unbearable horniness of “daddy”

What the hard-won HarperCollins union contract means for the future of books

What Magic Mike’s Last Dance gets right (and wrong) about female desire

The case for better-seats-cost-more movie tickets

Breaking down Pathaan, the most popular movie in the world

Last year’s Super Bowl ads aged like milk

What to watch this winter when there’s nothing to watch

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What an abortion hotline reveals about reproductive care after Roe

Why Pamela, a Love Story works where Pam and Tommy failed

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TikTok’s master plan to win over Washington

Behind the scenes at TikTok as it campaigns to change Americans’ hearts and minds

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What Andrea Riseborough’s controversial nomination reveals about the Oscars

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The Good Morning America anchors who made us love cheating scandals exit ABC

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