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The War at Home: friendships, conflict, and loss since October 7. Plus: the New York City Marathon; Paige Lorenze evangelizes Connecticut; Lane Brown on Ridley Scott; Noksu, reviewed.

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  • health The Maya Kowalski Story When a 10-year-old girl complained of mysterious pain, a doctor suspected child abuse. How far would she go to prove it?
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  • culture Erewhon’s Secrets Japanese utopians. Corporate glow-ups. $400 smoothies. The strange history of the world’s most cultish grocery store. podcast


the national interest

Elon Musk Doesn’t Understand What ‘Blackmail’ Means

Companies refusing to pay for your ads is not blackmail.
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The Cut

black friday cyber monday 2023

52 Best Last-Minute Cyber Monday Beauty Deals to Shop

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no more mr. nice pie

The Great British Baking Show Needs a Villain

Yes, it goes against everything this show stands for. But hear me out.

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

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surge pricing

A Just-Okay Rental That Sparked a Bidding War

“I just can’t believe this apartment went for $3,900. It’s 825 square feet. It looks like it’s from the early ’90s.”
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the year i ate new york

NYC’s Most Exciting Chefs Cook in Someone Else’s Kitchen

“Pop-ups are empowering because you really don’t have to answer to anybody.”
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