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  1. acting
    Mary Steenburgen’s iPad Is the Real Star of Happiest SeasonIt’s the one element of this film that is absolutely, unimpeachably perfect.
  2. happiest season
    How Does One Make the Yuletide Gay?Happiest Season isn’t a perfect LGBTQ Christmas movie, but does it need to be?
  3. books
    Shuggie Bain Takes the Booker PrizeCongrats to author Douglas Stuart.
  4. the crown season 4
    Your Burning The Crown Historical Questions, GoogledI looked up season four’s biggest “wait, really?”moments so you don’t have to.
  5. fossils
    A Brief Recounting of Me Watching Ammonite on My CouchAt least hanging a giant mirror with my girlfriend during intermission felt queer, unlike this movie.
  6. lingering questions
    Every Question I Had Watching Dash & LilyYou’ll laugh. You’ll probably not cry. You’ll ideally feel some joy. And you’ll have questions. So many questions.
  7. surprise!
    You’ve Got to Be McKidding Me With This Grey’s Anatomy TwistThe show did promise a bombshell.
  8. we have arrived
    People! Are! Worth! Saving!We have arrived. We have arrived.
  9. extremely online
    Just Some Good TikToks to Watch While You Wait for Election ResultsWe’ve got to kill time somehow.
  10. role call
    Kimberly J. Brown Answers Every Question We Have About HalloweentownOn riding brooms with Debbie Reynolds, dating her Disney movie co-star, and how the writers changed the ending at the last second.
  11. books
    The National Book Awards Finalists Hath ArrivedThe winners will be announced on November 18.
  12. the law
    Judge Drops New York City Ballet From Nude Photo LawsuitThe lawsuit began two years ago when ballerina Alexandra Waterbury discovered nude photographs sent without her consent.
  13. trailer mix
    Jenna Lyons’s New HBO Max Show Has People Competing for, Uh, SomethingShe wields a sledgehammer in the trailer.
  14. must reads
    Here Is the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction Long ListThe winner’s will be announced at a (virtual, duh) awards ceremony later this fall.
  15. books
    Booker Prize Shortlist Announced, Noticeably Short on Hilary MantelThe six authors up for the prestigious literary award are the most diverse group in Booker history.
  16. mumble mumble mumble
    The Entire Script of Tenet, TranscribedFor legal reasons, this is a joke.
  17. extremely online
    Bella Thorne Broke OnlyFans (No, Not Like That)The often NSFW platform suddenly placed caps on creator earnings, a change many are linking to Thorne allegedly scamming her followers over a nude.
  18. oh bless the lord my soul
    Prepare Ye, a Stephen Schwartz Documentary ApproachesDefying Gravity chronicles the life’s work of the artist behind shows like Wicked and Godspell.
  19. tiktok
    Trump Will Be Hearing From TikTok’s AttorneysThe company is suing the Trump administration.
  20. role call
    Elaine Hendrix Answers Every Question We Have About The Parent TrapThe actress talks memories of Natasha Richardson, the cut scene she still thinks about, and the secrets she keeps about that lizard scene.
  21. look at you strawberry blonde
    Tess Holliday Doesn’t ‘Give a S - - -’ About Wearing the Strawberry Dress First“As much as I’m tired of talking about this, I realize I still have a lot of work to do.”
  22. dink dink
    Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita to End PodcastThe YouTuber announced earlier this summer that she was stepping away from her channels and her tens of millions of subscribers.
  23. quack
    Bette Midler to Write Kid’s Book About the Wind Beneath the Hot Duck’s WingsDid you ever know that you’re my mallard?
  24. stage dives
    A Dud Among Duds: The Story of Moose MurdersThe tale of Broadway’s most notorious bomb.
  25. books
    George R.R. Martin Accused of Racism, Generally Sucking After Hosting HugosHe repeatedly referenced John Campbell, an editor so problematic an award formerly named for him was renamed just last year.
  26. extremely online
    Florida Man (Teen) Arrested for Twitter HackThe 17-year-old is being tried as an adult for allegedly breaching accounts including those of Kanye West and Elon Musk.
  27. existentialism
    Every Question I Have After Watching The Kissing Booth 2Seven gazillion of them, to be precise.
  28. betty who?
    Taylor Swift’s Songs Can Be As Gay As You Want Them to BeThat’s the savviness of her songwriting, fully realized on folklore.
  29. history lessons
    Everything You Need to Know About the Heiress Who Inspired a Taylor Swift SongSwift purchased Rebekah Harkness’s infamous Rhode Island mansion in 2013.
  30. way too close reads
    Taylor Swift’s ‘betty’ Is Queer Canon. I Don’t Make the Rules.Longing. Unrequited love. Skateboards. Gender bending. Rumors. A harmonica! Everything about this song screams queer.
  31. new music
    Folks, It’s Folkin’ Time to Listen to Taylor Swift’s New Album, folkloreThe entire album was written in isolation, in case you weren’t already feeling bad about being lazy in quarantine.
  32. my single is dropping
    Wrap Yourself Up in Taylor Swift’s ‘cardigan’ Music VideoSwift wrote and directed the video and everyone on set wore masks.
  33. kaylor forever
    Karlie Kloss, You Trying to Tell Us Something?We are most definitely not out of the woods yet.
  34. extremely online
    TikTok Launches $200 Million Creator Fund for, Uh, SomethingIt’s unclear who will be eligible and how much money they will receive.
  35. disses
    The Hottest Burns on the Chicks’ GaslighterThe thing is literally called Gaslighter. What else did you expect?
  36. spoilers
    The Bold Type Made a Last-Minute Finale ChangeThe episode aired one day after star Aisha Dee called out the show for writing her character into a romance with a “privileged conservative woman.”
  37. like never before
    What Naya Rivera’s Glee ‘Songbird’ Performance MeantSantana Lopez gave a generation of queer people a flawed, deeply human role model to remember.
  38. media
    Bari Weiss ‘Self-Expels’ From the New York TimesThe controversial writer and editor joined the newspaper in 2017.
  39. superlatives
    The Best and Worst of the Chicks, According to Natalie, Martie, and EmilyAnd what was almost their incredible new name.
  40. extremely online
    YouTube Legend Jenna Marbles Says She’s Done With Her ChannelThe creator apologized for an old video where she wore blackface and impersonated Nicki Minaj.
  41. bon voyage
    Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Resigns Over Brownface Photo, Criticism From Staff“It’s Alive” video editor Matt Hunziker has been suspended pending an investigation.
  42. my single is dropping
    The Dixie Chicks Are Just ‘The Chicks’ From Now On, Y’allThey’ve officially abandoned their racist name.
  43. q&a
    Jagged Little Pill’s Lauren Patten Will Not Admit That She Steals the ShowPatten won a Drama Desk Award for her emotional “You Oughta Know.”
  44. roundtables
    The Women of The Bold Type Find It As Unrealistic As You DoTalking with the show’s leading trio about the media industry, quarantine, and boobs.
  45. extremely online
    Instagram Should Give Everyone Swipe UpThe feature is a useful tool for activism that should be available to all users.
  46. black lives matter
    Your Black Square Instagram Isn’t HelpingThe #BlackLivesMatter hashtag has been overrun by blank, black boxes suppressing vital protest information.
  47. the longest lives
    ‘How Old Is Biden? Well, He’ll Have a Lot of Good Advisers.’Zooming into retirement homes, where the presidential race is on everyone’s mind.
  48. extremely online
    Students Think College Board Is Running a Reddit Sting to Catch AP Test CheatersConspiracy theories swirl as high-schoolers struggle with taking exams at home for the first time in history.
  49. cats
    Sure Sounds Like Andrew Lloyd Webber Didn’t Dig James Corden in Cats“I cannot tell you how absolutely un-Eliot it all was.”
  50. dont tell me about it stud
    CBS to Air Grease in Lieu of Tonys, Which Is the Worst Thing They Could DoBroadway’s biggest night is on hold due to coronavirus.
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