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Republican Senators’ Goonish Threat to Major League Baseball

Speak up for voting rights, and the antitrust exemption gets it.
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A Gathering of Radical Love

Photos from “Protect Asian Lives,” a tender space for queer Asians, by queer Asians.
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We’ve Had the Same Fights About the Oscars for 70 Years

From Parasite to Green Book, many of the Oscars fights of recent years are actually reprises of controversies from days of old.

SNL’s Opera Man Sings What We’re All Thinking About the End of Game of Thrones

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Climate-Change-Related Lawsuit Nixes Huge California Development

Planet Earth, backed by a judge, says NIMBY.
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The Gloriously Filthy Allure of Horny Groceries

“It’s hot — and it’s nothing like going to Whole Foods.”

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