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Amanda Arnold

Writer, The Cut

  1. natural disasters
    We Already Ran Out of Hurricane Names for 2020After running through all of the preapproved storm names, meteorologists are now using the Greek alphabet, which has only happened once before.
  2. tiktok
    Wait, Is TikTok Actually Going to Be Banned?The Trump administration is moving to ban TikTok, unless a “very American” company buys it. Here’s where things stand now.
  3. crime
    Jerry From Cheer Arrested on Child-Pornography ChargesThe arrest follows allegations from two twin boys who say the Cheer star solicited sex and nude pictures from them.
  4. fantasies
    Brad, Stop Toying With UsOnce again he has wrought emotional chaos, this time by openly flirting with Jennifer Aniston over Zoom.
  5. sexual assault
    Yet Another Woman Has Accused Trump of Sexual AssaultFormer model Amy Dorris says Trump forced his tongue down her throat and groped her at the 1997 U.S. Open.
  6. animals
    Damn, That’s a Lot of Giant Sperm for One Tiny CrustaceanScientists have discovered a massive ancient sperm sample from a tiny ostracod.
  7. coronavirus
    More Than 195,000 People in the U.S. Have Died From COVID-19And the number of new daily cases remains alarmingly high.
  8. recommendations
    The Love Story We All Need Right NowWatch this gorgeous documentary about the love between a man and an octopus — and weep over the beauty and majesty of life.
  9. books
    J.K. Rowling Has Done It AgainOutrage is mounting after reports that the author’s new book contains “a cis male serial killer who dresses as a woman.”
  10. celebrity
    Let’s Talk About the Other Chris Evans PicWhat is this intriguing meme he accidentally posted alongside his nude?
  11. covid-19
    A 28-Year-Old Teacher Has Died From CoronavirusThe recent deaths of a number of teachers have intensified fears around school reopenings.
  12. the cut opinion pages
    Why Is Canceling Your Gym Membership Such Hell?Please, just let us do it online already.
  13. miracles
    A Celibate Snake Just Laid 7 Eggs???May this elderly, independent ball python serve as an inspiration to us all.
  14. crime
    Everything We Know About the Deeply Suspicious ‘Doomsday Couple’Months after two Idaho children were found dead, their mother and her husband have been charged with felonies.
  15. power
    Police Shot a 13-Year-Old Boy With Autism After His Mother Called 911The child is currently hospitalized with serious injuries.
  16. ecological disasters
    The Fires in Brazil Are Just As Bad This YearHuge swaths of the Amazon continue to burn.
  17. how i get it done
    How I Get it Done: Writer Akwaeke Emezi“Right now, I have a list of about 15 books that I have to write, and I’m only on number eight.”
  18. police brutality
    Wisconsin Police Shot a Black Man Multiple Times in the BackOfficers opened fire on Jacob Blake while his back was turned, as his three children watched from the car.
  19. animals
    They Think They Know Why the Elephants Are DyingFollowing the mysterious death of hundreds of elephants, scientists have narrowed in on two leading theories.
  20. celebrity
    Oh No, Robert Pattinson Has COVIDAnd is currently isolating “in accordance with established protocols.”
  21. abortion rights
    The ‘Pro-Life’ Movement Doesn’t Care That Mothers Are DyingTed Cruz wants to ban the abortion pill because pregnancy “is not a life-threatening illness.” Maternal deaths in the U.S. are shockingly high.
  22. keeping up with the royals
    Meghan and Harry Just Signed a Big Netflix DealThe former royals will be producing documentaries, television, and more.
  23. covid-19
    No, the CDC Is Not Overcounting COVID-19 DeathsA viral statistic falsely claims that only 6 percent of reported deaths were actually caused by the virus. Here’s what it gets wrong.
  24. hot shot
    This Photo of Channing Tatum Has Stunned Me Into SilenceChanning Tatum … in an apron? And fairy wings? Reading … an empty book sleeve … to a pack of unicorns?
  25. covid-19
    Bad News for Those of Us Who Are Loud As HellNew research shows that talking quietly could reduce virus transmission by 80 percent.
  26. celebrity
    Emma Roberts Confirms She’s PregnantShe shared her first baby-bump photo.
  27. crime
    This Painting Has Been Stolen 3 Times?A Dutch masterpiece depicting two young boys about to get sloshed is missing again.
  28. crime
    17-Year-Old Arrested in Connection With Kenosha Protest ShootingKyle Rittenhouse, a former police cadet, has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
  29. natural distasters
    Texas and Louisiana Are Bracing for a Deadly Storm SurgeHurricane Laura — one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. — made landfall early Thursday morning.
  30. climate
    Yet Again, Wildfires Are Ravaging CaliforniaA collision of extreme weather conditions are creating an unprecedented fire season in the Golden State.
  31. covid-19
    Can You Get the Coronavirus Twice?This week, researchers confirmed the first cases of COVID-19 reinfection. Here’s what we know.
  32. recalls
    This Is the Worst Food Recall YetFirst, onions and citrus. Now, peaches — at the height of stone-fruit season, no less.
  33. law
    Are Uber and Lyft Shutting Down in California?The ride-hailing companies threatened to stop operations in protest of a recent labor law. Here’s what we know.
  34. schools
    You Thought Zoom (School) Couldn’t Get Any WorseDistricts across the country are still enforcing one of the most widely resented school rules: dress codes.
  35. childbirth
    Black Newborns Are 3 Times More Likely to Die When Treated by White DoctorsNew research exposes the harrowing racial disparities in childbirth and postnatal care.
  36. power
    Trump’s ‘Very Important’ Pardon Is … Susan B. Anthony?Huh.
  37. climate change
    Death Valley Is Alarmingly Hot Right NowThe national park may have just recorded the hottest temperature on Earth.
  38. coronavirus
    23 Sisters in One Sorority Have Tested Positive for CoronavirusYet another ominous sign as universities bring students back to campus.
  39. lawsuits
    SoulCycle Is Facing Accusations of ‘Blatant Pregnancy Discrimination’A former executive says she was demoted and then fired after disclosing she was pregnant.
  40. coronavirus
    School Reopenings Are Not Going WellMany districts that have resumed in-person classes are already seeing outbreaks.
  41. politics
    What Was It Like to Be the First Woman to Run for Vice-President?In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro faced egregiously sexist mistreatment.
  42. so you want to be president?
    Kamala Harris Is Joe Biden’s Vice-President PickThe presumptive Democratic nominee announced on Tuesday.
  43. lawsuits
    A Former Chief Has Accused the NYPD of Rampant Gender DiscriminationA new lawsuit alleges that the department systematically excludes women from top positions.
  44. celebrity
    Bindi Irwin Is Pregnant!She and her husband announced that they are expecting “Baby Wildlife Warrior” in 2021.
  45. how i get it done
    How the Publisher of Simon & Schuster Gets It DoneDana Canedy is one of the most powerful women in publishing.
  46. crime
    Did a Teen Actually Kill His Neighbor to Become ‘TikTok Famous’?The 18-year-old claims he was acting in self-defense when he stabbed his neighbor. The neighbor’s family says otherwise.
  47. work life balance
    Yes, the Already-Endless Workday Is Now Even LongerAccording to a new study, people are working longer hours and going to more meetings.
  48. power
    Survivor of Highly Publicized Rape Case Has Died by SuicideDaisy Coleman was 23 years old.
  49. animals
    This Fox Just Loves CrocsThe sneaky critter in Berlin who stole over 100 shoes did nothing wrong.
  50. animals
    Just Let This Lizard Be a DinosaurAn erstwhile “hummingbird-sized dinosaur” has been reclassified as just a lizard. But can’t we just keep saying he’s a tiny dinosaur?
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