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The Internet

  1. skin deep
    Handwashing Tutorials Are What We Watch NowA new kind of celebrity skin-care routine.
  2. coronavirus
    Don’t Spread Coronavirus LiesWash your hands and check your facts.
  3. called out
    Please Log Off, the Pope BegsFor the love of God, literally.
  4. doin it for the gram
    Why Are Celebrities Making These Weird Faces on Instagram?I can’t look away.
  5. podcasts
    The Podcast That Best Captured the Chaos of the Internet in 2019Whether it’s impersonating Caitlyn Jenner or Gourmet Makes, Nymphowars is never boring.
  6. extremely online
    How Baby Yoda Took Over the Internet[Sips broth.]
  7. who were the 2010s?
    BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a MemeTalking the dress, the dossier, and the next pivot to video with the CEO of the company that transformed digital media over the last decade.
  8. the internet
    The Best Cartoons of the Early InternetLooking back on some early internet animated classics, from Homestar Runner to Salad Fingers.
  9. culture
    Dancing on My Own (to My Abusive Ex’s Voice-mails)When teens bring trauma to TikTok.
  10. the internet
    Entire Internet Horrified by Alcoholic Tide PodsScotch belongs in glasses, not pouches.
  11. instagram
    Instagram Will No Longer Promote Diet Products to MinorsIf you’re under 18, you’ll stop seeing ads for detox tea and other appetite suppressants.
  12. influencers
    Enterprising Florida Woman Makes $100,000 a Year Off of Tongue PicsThis influencer built a lucrative brand around her uncommonly long tongue.
  13. broken brain
    Put Me in the Fish TubeShoot me over the dam of this life.
  14. the cut on tuesdays
    The Nightmare Started With an Email From Her ExThree stories of women coping with online harassment, on this week’s Cut podcast.
  15. keanu
    Keanu Reeves Remains the Best Internet BoyfriendWhile filming the new “Bill & Ted” movie, Reeves saw a yard sign that referenced his “You’re breathtaking” meme and left a note on it.
  16. science of us
    I Reluctantly Love This Website About How to Live and BeA guide I didn’t realize I badly wanted.
  17. the internet
    Hasan Minhaj Wants to Mail You a Netflix DVDIf your internet provider sucks, there is a way out!
  18. keanu
    Keanu Reeves Thinks Your Undying Ardor for Him Is ‘Wacky’(And also “positively great.”)
  19. the internet
    Egg Boy Gives His First Post-Egging Interview“This egg has united people.”
  20. the internet
    Why Netflix’s One Day at a Time Cancellation Feels Like a BetrayalWhen a multi-billion-dollar media company tweets like your online friend, its business decisions are bound to feel personal.
  21. the cut opinion pages
    Break Your PhoneIt’s the only way to be acceptably disconnected.
  22. science of us
    Writing a Practice Email Feels Like Looking Into a MirrorI also read stressful emails on multiple devices. Am I nuts? It’s clarifying, anyway.
  23. the internet
    In Praise of the Instagram Egg, Social Media’s Unlikeliest OptimistIt could have advertised something stupid, but its creators opted for the high road.
  24. fyre festival
    A GoFundMe for the Fyre Fest Caterers Has Raised Over $160,000Time to set right what scammers have wrought.
  25. the internet
    #WhiteHouseDinners Is About to Become Your New Favorite Twitter HashtagIt’s a place to process the fast-food feast.
  26. yolks
    Kylie Jenner Versus an Egg Is the Celebrity Feud We DeserveWe did this to ourselves.
  27. science of us
    How Much Junk Am I Consuming Online Every Day?What is “digital nutrition” and is mine enviable?
  28. sugar sugar sugar
    Costco Now Sells 7-Pound Tubs of Nutella2019 is already good.
  29. the internet
    Scarlett Johansson Ruminates on All the Deepfake Porn Made From Her Image“I think it’s a useless pursuit, legally, mostly because the internet is a vast wormhole of darkness that eats itself.”
  30. strong dumb take
    Shut Down the Internet for the Rest of the YearA modest proposal.
  31. the internet
    Grimes’s Complicated Relationship With the InternetWhy do we care so much about what Grimes does?
  32. the cut opinion pages
    Apps Can Take a HikeIt’s been long enough — they’re just not working out.
  33. the internet
    White Supremacists Are Tricking Celebrities Into Recording Anti-Semitic VideosFormer Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is one of a handful of celebrities whom white supremacists have targeted on the Cameo app.
  34. close reads
    The Good Place Isn’t About Heaven and Hell, It’s About the InternetThis sitcom proves that TV can still bring people together in the streaming age.
  35. kanye west
    Kanye West’s Relationship to the Internet and Also Twitter Is Not GreatHe sees the web as a platform devoid of the messy particulars of real life.
  36. media
    Apropos of Nothing, Sarah Jeong’s Book About Harassment Is Getting ReissuedOne month after right-wingers threw a disingenuous tantrum over Jeong’s old tweets.
  37. the internet
    Did Amazon Alexa Subtweet Ariana Grande’s Instagram Troll?May this be a lesson to all to never mess with Grande.
  38. investigations
    When Did ‘TERF Bangs’ Become a Thing?A cultural history of beauty’s most puzzling term.
  39. select all
    The Internet Is Lying to YouThe modern practice of redirecting links runs counter to the original vision of the internet.
  40. songs of the week
    5 Best New Songs of the Week: The 1975, A$AP Rocky & Tyler the Creator, AnittaThe 1975’s Matty Healy once again proves why he’s one of the last of a dying breed of rock star.
  41. music review
    The Feel Good Mutant Soul of Dirty Projectors’ Lamp Lit ProseIt’s all upbeat ruminations on affection and excitement, where the last album fixated almost exhaustingly on rot.
  42. songs of the week
    7 Best New Songs of the Week: The 1975, Kanye, The Internet, Lykke Li, GorillazIs one of Kanye’s new songs secretly a fun. cover?
  43. music review
    The Internet Has Already Devoured ‘This Is America’But it still has power.
  44. 9 Best New Songs of the Week: Janelle Monáe, the Internet, Oneohtrix Point NeverJanelle Monáe wants to “screw” the world back together.
  45. select all
    Why Wikipedia Puts Its Users FirstThe Wikimedia Foundation’s executive director, Katherine Maher, weighs in on incentive-based media models.
  46. select all
    ‘F*ck Them. We Need a Law’: A Legendary Programmer Takes on Silicon ValleyA conversation with legendary programmer Richard Stallman on the real meaning of “privacy rights” and why he only ever uses cash.
  47. the internet
    Mariah Carey Just Memed HerselfNo one deserves her at her “The Emancipation of Mimi.”
  48. apologies
    Writer of Controversial ‘Jewish Rebellion’ Essay Issues ‘Heartfelt Apology’“It was never my intention to disrespect the Jewish faith or anyone who engages in Jewish customs, traditions or religious beliefs.”
  49. media
    13 Actual Jewish RebellionsIn response to the Washington Post’s controversial “I’m tired of being a Jewish man’s rebellion” essay.
  50. personal essays
    14 Hilarious Reactions to the ‘Jewish Rebellion’ EssayA Washington Post essay titled “I am tired of being a Jewish man’s rebellion” has ignited a tidal wave of controversy.
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