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  1. way too close reads
    So, What the Hell Folk Tales Is Taylor Swift Telling Now on evermore?Finally, girls with long, creepy braids and sweet crushes on their best friends are getting the representation they deserve.
  2. easter eggs
    Your Mandalorian Season Two Crossover GuideAs The Mandalorian increasingly converges with Dave Filoni’s animated series The Clone Wars and Rebels, here’s the backstory you need to know.
  3. 🤑🤑🤑
    Industry’s Creators Decode the Show’s Most Jargony Trader TalkMickey Down and Konrad Kay walk us through what you need to know to understand the season’s major plot points — including Harper’s big screwup.
  4. the inside track
    Megan Thee Stallion Murders the Narrative on ‘Shots Fired’And gets the last laugh while doing it.
  5. the law
    Everything We Know About the Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez ShootingHe’s facing felony charges.
  6. explainers
    So, How Do I Actually Get HBO Max?All the ins and outs of the new-ish streaming service.
  7. explainers
    The Crown Fan’s Guide to Margaret ThatcherDid she really not get along with the royals? Why did she win if everyone hated her? And is that how she really talked?
  8. spoilers
    Who Is That at the End of The Mandalorian Season Premiere?It sure seems like The Mandalorian just shattered Star Wars canon and brought back a character long presumed dead.
  9. viewing guide
    What the Hell Is Helstrom?Watching the new standalone Marvel adaptation doesn’t require deep, canonical knowledge of its comics source material, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
  10. power
    What Does It Mean to Pack the Court?Congress can legally expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court, and some Democrats want to do it.
  11. explainers
    What Is the RESTAURANTS Act — and Can It Really Save the Hospitality Industry?The House has already passed the $120 billion relief bill.
  12. most definitely
    Everything You Need to Know About Bill & Ted Before Watching Face the MusicA catch-up guide to the Bill & Ted universe.
  13. timelines
    Untangling Charlotte Kirk’s Role in the Fall of a Hollywood ExecutiveAnd the explosive extortion accusations that followed.
  14. nxivm
    What to Know About HBO’s The Vow and the NXIVM Sex CultA guide to the docuseries’ main players and the organization’s inner workings, subsequent trials and convictions, and ongoing work.
  15. the law
    All Your Questions About Jam Master Jay’s Murder and the New Charges, AnsweredIncluding why it took 18 years to make an arrest.
  16. reality tv
    What’s Going on With Hannah’s Valium on Below Deck Med?Hannah Ferrier was fired on August 17’s episode for her unreported Valium and CBD.
  17. explainers
    TikTok Has 45 Days Until … What, Exactly?A breakdown for those of us having a breakdown over the TikTok ban.
  18. close reads
    Untangling Taylor Swift’s ‘Teenage Love Triangle’ Trilogy“Cardigan,” “august,” and “betty” tell a story of high-school romantic drama from three different perspectives.
  19. explainers
    Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Home Confinement Is Over. What Does This Mean?The rapper was jailed following his November 2018 arrest on racketeering charges.
  20. explainers
    What Is Going on With Trump’s Pizza Tweet?A very quick explainer.
  21. coronavirus
    What Is Local Law 1932-A, and Why Are Restaurant Owners So Worried About It?“It would be a fatal blow to the restaurant industry.”
  22. way too close reads
    What Is Every Song on Taylor Swift’s Folklore Actually About?A lowercase girl album, like a lowercase girl, signifies ambivalence, nonchalance, and unfortunately, a Trojan horse of emotional terrorism.
  23. timelines
    The Unprecedented History of the ChicksThere’s never been a career in country music like the one the Chicks have carved out.
  24. irreversible entanglements
    A Timeline of Will, Jada, and August’s EntanglementBad marriage for life.
  25. explainers
    So, How Do You Actually Watch Peacock?Here’s how to get NBC’s new streaming service for free.
  26. viewing guide
    A Short History of The Old Guard Comic UniverseAll the character backstories you need.
  27. crime
    Everything We Know About Pop Smoke’s DeathThe 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper was killed at a home in Los Angeles, but police are still looking for a motive and suspects.
  28. explainers
    So, How Do You Actually Watch Hamilton on Disney+?A guide for anyone looking to get Lintroduced to the service.
  29. spoilers
    Wait, So What Happened in the Dark Finale?Let’s untangle what befalls our Winden residents in every universe.
  30. true crime
    What to Know About I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and the Golden State KillerA guide to Michelle McNamara’s investigation, the hunt for the Golden State Killer, and how he was finally caught.
  31. explainers
    A Not-So-Simple Guide to Dark’s Twisted Family TreeEven when it seems impossible, everything is connected on this brain-melting time-travel show.
  32. explainers
    How Did #BlackOutTuesday Go So Wrong So Fast?Kehlani, Lil Nas X, and more have criticized the social-media movement.
  33. explainers
    Was Quiz’s Underground Cheating Syndicate Real?And if it was, did it scam Millionaire out of millions?
  34. explainers
    The Beguiling True Story Behind AMC’s QuizWhat really happened with the British Who Wants to Be a Milllionaire scandal?
  35. drama
    What Is ‘Call Her Daddy,’ and Why Is It Fighting?A look at the latest podcasting drama, and an answer to the question “Who is Suitman?”
  36. explainers
    What to Know About Billions’ Cryptocurrency DramaA beginner’s guide to Bitcoin, crypto mining, and Axe’s latest scheme.
  37. explainers
    How to Throw a Zoom Bat MitzvahTips for pulling off this important rite of passage remotely, from implementing virtual l’dor v’dors to tracking down Torahs from shuttered shtiebels.
  38. explainers
    The Controversy Behind Michael Jordan’s ‘Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too’ QuoteThe Last Dance clears up one lingering Jordan mystery, but the answer probably won’t change your mind about him.
  39. rupaul’s drag race
    I’m Sorry, Jeff Goldblum Said What About Islam on Drag Race?One of the queens, Jackie Cox, wore a blue starry hijab for an American-themed runway.
  40. explainers
    The True Story Behind Bad EducationThe wild tale of a school superintendent who hoodwinked a Long Island town to the tune of $11.2 million.
  41. explainers
    Quibi Is Finally Here. Wait, What’s Quibi?Everything to know about the latest entrant in the streaming wars.
  42. explainers
    All Your Questions About Tekashi69’s Early Release, AnsweredFor one, he’s planning to record new music right away.
  43. quarantuning
    How Coronavirus Accidentally Gave Us a Cardi B Hit“Shit is real!”
  44. radio vulture
    Your Guide to the Extended Mythology of Jay Electronica, Rap’s Great MysteryTapping Jay-Z to play sidekick on your decade-overdue debut album would be staggering if it weren’t what Elec always claimed to be in the tea leaves.
  45. ask an expert
    Is It Safe to Go to a Concert Right Now?Everything you need to know before making that call.
  46. refreshers
    Everything You Need to Remember Before Reading the New Hilary Mantel BookThe Mirror and the Light caps off Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, which began with 2009’s Wolf Hall.
  47. gaslighter
    Why Can’t the Dixie Chicks Talk About Their New Album?“Gaslighter” has some hints.
  48. explainers
    All Hell Has Broken Loose Within the GrammysAs of March 2, Deborah Dugan’s position as CEO of the Recording Academy has officially been terminated.
  49. easter eggs
    Every Easter Egg in Taylor Swift’s ‘The Man’ Music VideoPrepare to Harriet the Spy the crap out of this thing.
  50. explainers
    How to Navigate the New York Public Library Like an ExpertCatching a peek of the “stacks train” and browsing 200-year-old menus is one of the best ways any New Yorker can spend a freezing Saturday afternoon.
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