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Your Ludicrous Road Trip Story

No one should be taking a road trip right now, spreading germs and bacteria across the country in the midst of a global health pandemic, but surely some people are. Influencers have been since week one of CDC regulations–as you and I both know, influencers are above the law—but if you can’t feel morally superior to

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Edward Norton made his directorial debut by walking a priest, a rabbi, and a Dharma into a Y2K rom-com

It only took three years for Edward Norton to solidify his entire Hollywood persona. After his explosive debut in Primal Fear, his transformative turn in American History X, and his era-defining work in Fight Club, he was hailed as the greatest actor of his generation. He earned two Oscar nominations before his 30th

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The Lauded, Exploitive Fitness Guru's Endless Reign

Yoga to the People, a minimalist, bicoastal yoga studio, was founded around the cutting-edge idea that yoga should be affordable and accessible to all people. Greg Gumucio, the company’s founder, held its donation-based classes in airy lofts, branding himself as an evangelist of accessible, affordable fitness. The

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The Racist Right Knows Exactly How to Campaign Against Black Candidates

The announcement of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate and possibly the future vice president of these United States has ripped a hole in the space-time continuum and has brought forward a version of Donald Trump from 2009. This version is just as horrible as the 2020 version but with the added seasoning of

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Nobody Arouses the Etsy Marketplace Like Dr. Fauci

The lionization of Dr. Anthony Fauci, leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and director of the National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is unsurprising. Seemingly the only halfway competent, reasonable member of the administration tasked with dealing with the coronavirus outbreak,

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Betsy DeVos's Education Department Really Loves Men's Rights Groups

The Department of Education’s new and much weaker Title IX rules on campus sexual assault and rape, pushed heavily by Secretary Betsy DeVos, go into effect today. Thanks to a trove of emails that were provided to the Nation, we now know that men’s rights groups were heavily involved in advocating for and in crafting

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What Happens When a Racist Troll Runs National Policy? A Chat With Stephen Miller Biographer Jean Guerrero

Stephen Miller may appear like a grimacing extra on Sesame Street meant to prove a point about animus, but he is unquestionably the most toxic person in American politics, the warped draftsman of some of the most overtly racist policies in decades. Yet he has operated largely in the shadows, preferring to wield his

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