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How the Pandemic Made Gossip Essential Again

From the ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot and TikTok tea accounts to DeuxMoi and even the New York Times, a cultural hankering for gossip has come back in a big way

Sex, Lies and Cheap Cologne: An Oral History of Abercrombie & Fitch’s Softcore Porn Mag

The story of how an oversexed, strangely intellectual magazine by a polo shirt brand completed the improbable task of changing the course of sexuality in America’s malls, homes and moose-print boxers

‘Cancel Culture’ Only Shows Who the Con Artists Are

Whether it’s Bari Weiss, Andrew Sullivan or Goya beans, ‘canceled’ just means getting to cash in on right-wing victimhood

People Who Gave Themselves Coronavirus Don’t Get to Be Experts on It

The media is a little too interested in dolts who defied basic health guidance

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