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February 21st, 2024

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Alabama’s I.V.F. Ruling Shows Our Slide Toward Theocracy

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If you don’t think this country is sliding toward theocracy, you’re not paying attention.The drumbeat of incidents moving us ever closer to the seemingly inescapable future is so steady and frequent that we’ve developed outrage fatigue — we’ve grown numb.For i... More »

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Coconut Cream Pie

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Rating4.70 / 13 votesAdapted From Nancie McDermottPhotographer David LeiteLike my friend Nora Coccaro, I’m cuckoo for coconut. And I’ve made all sorts of coconut sweets the 25 years since I started this site–old-timey coconut layer cake, my aunt’s coconut... More »

Covering the Rise of Tracy Chapman

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Subscribe to Popcast!Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon MusicTracy Chapman’s ascent to the pop stratosphere in 1988 was not in any way guaranteed. She was making folk music in a time of stadium rock and hip-hop. She was orienting her songs around social concern... More »

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A Memoirist Who Told Everything and Repented Nothing

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Under ReviewA Memoirist Who Told Everything and Repented NothingWhere Diana Athill excelled was at admitting, sans complaint or self-recrimination.By Hillary KellyFebruary 21, 2024Photograph by Rankin / Trunk ArchiveSave this storySave this storySave this stor... More »

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What We Know About the Death of Nonbinary Teen Nex Benedict

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The day before they died, Nex Benedict, a nonbinary 16-year-old from Owasso, Oklahoma, said they got “jumped” at school and ended up in the hospital emergency roomThat’s according to text messages they sent to a family member, shared with Fox23. Nex told the u... More »

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The Echo Hub is Alexa’s missing piece

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Amazon’s new control panel makes using an Alexa-powered smart home as easy as flipping a light switch (only better, trust me). Amazon’s Echo Hub ($179.99) is the best solution yet for an affordable, intuitive way to control your smart home. I’ve lived with hom... More »

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What It Means to Choose Between Ukraine and Taiwan

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Over the weekend Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio went to the Munich Security Conference to play an unpopular part — a spokesman, at a gathering of the Western foreign policy establishment, for the populist critique of American support for Ukraine’s war effort.If yo... More »

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