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WSJ’s Facebook Files: behind the scandals and the paywall

The documents paint a horrid picture of Facebook’s criminal negligence in policing their platform, their ruthless pursuit of profits over the people that made them billionaires, and that they understood their harm the whole time. In short, we now know what Facebook knew and when it knew it.

The problem with “doing your own research:” most people are bad at it

It’s important to note that Nicki says she will receive the vaccine because she’ll need it to tour and to protect her son. But with an important caveat: she won’t get it until she’s “done her research.” And it’s that specific phrasing that’s the real issue here.

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson’s money grab summer

The pair are two (very) prolific actors, which means they’ll always have a job if they want it…but it also means they’re prone to put out some flops. And after watching their summer “blockbusters,” it’s pretty clear that these guys just needed some beer money.

Lorde emerges after 4 years to say stop being sad already

After four years, Lorde, one of the biggest names in pop music came out of hiding and released a new album. The album is called Solar Power and explores just what Lorde’s been up to since 2017; namely, gaining perspective.

Why Jeopardy! needs LeVar Burton, from a longtime fan

There’s been a power vacuum since November 2020. ’m not talking about a vacuum in Washington, DC, I’m talking about Los Angeles on the set of one of the most important shows in American history: Jeopardy!

Cruella: the de Vil Wears Prada

No one was asking for Cruella’s backstory. Nobody that is, but queer men, and the best way to pander to us? Recreate the Devil Wears Prada