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Talking Animals Is a Scathing Allegory About Capitalism Starring an Alpaca

The animals in Joni Murphy‘s novel grapple with unjust hierarchies and climate change.

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Conspiracist for Congress

A system that lets a conspiracy theorist win a primary on six percent of the electorate is broken.

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The Seven Right-Wing Attacks Against Kamala Harris

In many cases, the criticism was directed at her identity as an ambitious Black woman, often in blatantly racist and sexist ways.

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The White Supremacist ‘Scholars‘ Pushing the Kamala Harris Birther Lie

The Claremont Institute, an alt-right fever swamp, cooked up the racist fiction that children of immigrants aren‘t citizens.

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What a Mail Carrier Is Seeing on the Ground Right Now

‘A lot of people are being told to bring back the mail and then deliver it tomorrow, which creates a snowball effect.‘

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The Most Incomprehensibly Thrilling Ad of the 2020 Election So Far

Ed Markey is borrowing from AOC in an ad that also drips with American nostalgia.

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(Un)Well Sets Out to Debunk Shady Wellness Claims, But It Can‘t Make Up Its Mind

The docuseries finds it‘s hard to investigate the wellness industry‘s questionable claims without painting the desperate people who turn to them as dupes.

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There‘s Got to Be Something Supernatural Going on With Damian Lillard

The Blazers need him to make every insane shot he possibly can.

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Hit Parade‘s Host Offers a Chart Quiz

From ‘80s pop to ‘00s emo, disco to alt-rock, hip-hop to classical crossover, our Hit Parade trivia quiz runs the gamut.

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The Mystery of the Mullet

Business in the front, false cultural memory in the back.

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The 10 Scariest Election Scenarios, Ranked

We asked 10 experts for their worst election nightmares-and how to prevent them from happening.

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In Lovecraft Country, Racial Violence Is the Real American Horror Story

The HBO series turns racist genre tropes inside-out, and then starts to play by its own rules.

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There‘s a Sinister Reason Coloring Books Are So Popular in Quarantine

The dark, forgotten history of a medium that teaches us to ‘stay within the lines.‘

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Courtroom Proceedings Are Now Streaming on YouTube

The move to virtual courts is forcing judges to balance privacy and transparency.

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What It‘s Like to Examine a Fake Medical Patient on Zoom

Today, doctors in training need to work on their webside manner too.

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How Stephen Miller Survived So Many Trump Elimination Rounds

Why he‘s lasted so long in the White House.

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Why Harry Styles Just Scored His First No. 1 Song

Like any boy band alumnus, he first had to overcome radio‘s bias against teen heartthrobs.

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Help! I Think My Wife Is Jealous of the Money I‘ve Made in the Stock Market.

She says she‘s concerned I make bad financial decisions, but I think I‘ve been playing it smart.

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Think You‘re Smarter Than a Slate Social Media Editor? Find Out With This Week‘s News Quiz.

Test your knowledge of this week‘s big stories.

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A Tuna Tale: Starkist, Bumble Bee, Chicken of the Sea, and the Sinking of Seafood Empires

A few years ago, the Department of Justice started looking into business practices in the canned tuna industry. What unfolded shocked an industry.

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Dear Care and Feeding: Should My Teen Follow Her Older Cousin‘s Very Grown-Up Instagram?

Parenting advice on family followers, unexpected twins, and grandma gifts.

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This Year Will Be a Nightmare for Marginalized Students. Here‘s How I‘m Planning to Help Mine.

They need much more than academic and food resources.

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Boys StateShows How Trump Is Shaping the Next Generation of Politicians

A lot has changed since I attended the mock government program for teens just six years ago.

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How Google Search Sold Out

The search engine used to be a gateway to the rest of the internet. Now, it‘s something else entirely.

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