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  1. streamliner
    How Do You Say the Name of Comcast’s New Streaming Box?Also: What is it?
  2. met gala 2021
    Met Gala 2021: What Is the Met Gala, Anyway?Your guide to the Met Gala: how to watch, who is going and why is it important.
  3. the law
    Everything We Know About the Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez ShootingProsecutors filed a motion claiming that his Rolling Loud performance potentially violated the protective order. They are asking to revoke bail.
  4. explainers
    What’s Up With Those Britney Spears–Jason Trawick Secret-Marriage Rumors?It’s probably not what it looks like.
  5. key takeaways
    How Marvel’s New TV Triad Will Shape the MCU’s Next PhaseThe timelines may have split at the end of Loki, but everything is still connected in the world of the MCU.
  6. the law
    What Everyone’s Fighting for at Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Hearing TodayFollowing her explosive testimony, the entire conservatorship could go up in smoke at today’s hearing.
  7. hawkeye who
    The Black Widow Post-Credits Scene, ExplainedWhat is [redacted cameo] up to now?
  8. the law
    All Your Questions About Bill Cosby’s Overturned Verdict, AnsweredHere’s what happened, why it happened, and how it might affect future Me Too cases.
  9. the law
    What Happens to Britney Spears Now?The wheels of justice to end her conservatorship might not move as quickly as Spears and her fans want.
  10. swag
    The 2021 Oscars Gift Bag Was Worth $205,000. How Did We Get Here?The history of the lavish tradition involves the IRS, Bette Midler, and a man known as the “Sultan of Swag.”
  11. anime
    The Demon Slayer Movie Is Breaking the Mold and Shattering RecordsJapan’s highest-grossing film ever, Mugen Train, is pulling into the station in North America. Here’s what you need to know.
  12. spoilers
    That Falcon and The Winter Soldier Reveal Is More Than Just a Fun CameoDebuting this particular character at this particular stage in the MCU opens up some intriguing future scenarios.
  13. the snyder cut
    That Snyder Cut Epilogue, ExplainedZack Snyder’s Justice League heard you like post-credits scenes so much that it stuck one in the regular movie.
  14. explainers
    So, How Do You Actually Get Paramount+?Everything you need to know about the streaming service formerly known as CBS All Access.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 🤑🤑🤑
    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.
  18. the inside track
    Megan Thee Stallion Murders the Narrative on ‘Shots Fired’And gets the last laugh while doing it.
  19. explainers
    So, How Do I Actually Get HBO Max?All the ins and outs of the new-ish streaming service.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. explainers
    What Is the RESTAURANTS Act — and Can It Really Save the Hospitality Industry?The House has already passed the $120 billion relief bill.
  25. most definitely
    Everything You Need to Know About Bill & Ted Before Watching Face the MusicA catch-up guide to the Bill & Ted universe.
  26. timelines
    Untangling Charlotte Kirk’s Role in the Fall of a Hollywood ExecutiveAnd the explosive extortion accusations that followed.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. explainers
    TikTok Has 45 Days Until … What, Exactly?A breakdown for those of us having a breakdown over the TikTok ban.
  31. 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.
  32. explainers
    Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Home Confinement Is Over. What Does This Mean?The rapper was jailed following his November 2018 arrest on racketeering charges.
  33. explainers
    What Is Going on With Trump’s Pizza Tweet?A very quick explainer.
  34. 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.”
  35. 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.
  36. timelines
    The Unprecedented History of the ChicksThere’s never been a career in country music like the one the Chicks have carved out.
  37. irreversible entanglements
    A Timeline of Will, Jada, and August’s EntanglementBad marriage for life.
  38. explainers
    So, How Do You Actually Watch Peacock?Here’s how to get NBC’s new streaming service for free.
  39. viewing guide
    A Short History of The Old Guard Comic UniverseAll the character backstories you need.
  40. 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.
  41. explainers
    So, How Do You Actually Watch Hamilton on Disney+?A guide for anyone looking to get Lintroduced to the service.
  42. spoilers
    Wait, So What Happened in the Dark Finale?Let’s untangle what befalls our Winden residents in every universe.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. explainers
    How Did #BlackOutTuesday Go So Wrong So Fast?Kehlani, Lil Nas X, and more have criticized the social-media movement.
  46. explainers
    Was Quiz’s Underground Cheating Syndicate Real?And if it was, did it scam Millionaire out of millions?
  47. explainers
    The Beguiling True Story Behind AMC’s QuizWhat really happened with the British Who Wants to Be a Milllionaire scandal?
  48. 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?”
  49. explainers
    What to Know About Billions’ Cryptocurrency DramaA beginner’s guide to Bitcoin, crypto mining, and Axe’s latest scheme.
  50. 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.
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