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The Kamala Harris Social-Media Blitz Did Not Just Fall Out of a Coconut Tree

Among the many videos of Kamala Harris that have recirculated heavily on social media in the past, momentous week, one…

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The Right Side of Now

The notion of having to one day repent for one’s trespasses gives even the godless a fright, we assume. A…

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The Delicate Art of Turning Your Parents Into Content

In 1974, Martin Scorsese was a year removed from his breakthrough film—the semi-autobiographical “Mean Streets,” about a young man in…

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The Trials and Tribulations of the Boymom

Until a few months ago, the parenting influencer Avery Woods, who has more than two million followers on TikTok, was…

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The History of Chatsworth House as a Family Home

Architecture buffs might visit Chatsworth House for the important role it played in the development of the English Baroque; garden…

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Ilana Glazer’s “Babes” Joins a Lineage of Pregnancy Comedies

Some Hollywood clichés are so well understood that they become shorthand for improbable events in the real world. Among pregnant…

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“The Idea of You” and the Notion of the Hot Mom

The sandwiches clinch it. In Michael Showalter’s effervescent new movie, “The Idea of You,” Hayes Campbell, a twenty-four-year-old global pop…

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Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Our Moment of Bad Reading

For the past week, Drake and Kendrick Lamar, separated in age by less than a year and foiled by reputation,…

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Stormy Daniels’s American Dream | The New Yorker

Donald Trump seemed to be in an impish mood, on Thursday morning, as he walked into his criminal trial in…

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Anti-Comfort Movie | The New Yorker

My Ghibli childhood, according to my mother, began when I was three. One day, seeing me and my sister bored…

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