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The Approval Matrix: Week of July 5, 2021

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Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies. Tap or click each image below to enlarge.

Photo: Blue by Derek Jarman, 1993, Liam Daniel/Courtesy & © Basilisk Communications (More Life); Shakespeare in the Park (Shakespeare); Donna Ward (What to Send Up When It Goes Down); Courtesy of Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs); Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures © 2021 (Summer of Soul).
Photo: Associated Press/Provided by Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Cosby); Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office (BOE); CDC (Delta Variant); Paramount Pictures (Zoomers); CNN (China-supplied doses); Dabmoms (Jorts); Softbank Robotics (Humanoid).
Photo: Apple TV+ (Schmigadoon!); Matador Records (Dacus); Netflix (I Think You Should Leave); BET (Fed-up Creators, Lil Nas X); IKEA (Couches); FX (Britney); Courtesy of Carl Swanson (Madonna); Stuart Sevastos/Wikimedia (Costello).
Photo: David Shankbone (Liquor Store); 2 Guys & A Cooler/Youtube (Pellet Ice); Courtesy of Carl Swanson (To-go cocktails); SI_Outofbounds/twitter (Vomit); NOAA Fisheries/Facebook (Dolphin); Ad Meskens/Wikimedia (Traffic); REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo (Surfside).

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