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Who Has the Most Damning Appearance on Who Is America?
Photo: Screen Grab/SHOWTIME No one comes out of a Sacha Baron Cohen show looking good. Your mere presence on Showtime’s Who Is America? means you’ve already…
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Who Is America?'s latest ropes in Dick Cheney, Ted Koppel, and The Bachelor's Corinne Olympios
Screenshot: Who Is America? (Showtime) Who Is America?Season 1 Who Is America?Season 1 102 B+ Who Is America?Season 1 102 B+ B+ 102 Episode 2 By now, we’ve all…
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Confessions of An Unredeemed Fan
Tin House | Spring 2017 | 18 minutes (4,943 words) Amy Winehouse’s last big concert was in Belgrade, a month before she died. This was June of 2011. Billed as…
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How a Local Arizona Newspaper Covered Sacha Baron Cohen’s Mosque Prank
Sacha Baron Cohen on Who Is America? Photo: Showtime When Sacha Baron Cohen went to Kingman, Arizona to film a prank for Who Is America? episode two , he got…
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Nathan Fielder Wrote and Directed a Who Is America? Prank
Nathan Fielder. Photo: YouTube Nathan for You mastermind Nathan Fielder received a consulting producer credit in the premiere episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who…
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5 hours ago
Who Has the Most Damning Appearance in Who Is America Episode 2?
Photo: Showtime No one comes out of a Sacha Baron Cohen show looking good. Your mere presence on Showtime’s Who Is America? means you’ve already been duped by a…
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5 hours ago
David Lynch’s Sacred Clay - Los Angeles Review of Books
CRITICS GENERALLY DEFINE “Lynchian” as the cohabitation of the macabre and the mundane. The severed ear hidden in the field in Blue Velvet may be the most…
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Ottessa Moshfegh Plays to Win
Photo: © Brigitte Lacombe The clothes Ottessa Moshfegh wore to meet me — to drink water in shitty hotel lobbies in California and New York — were practical and…
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2 days ago
How Jonny Greenwood Became The Most Interesting Man In Radiohead
Getty Image How do you cope when you love Radiohead and live hundreds of miles away from the nearest stop on the band’s current summer tour? If you’re like me,…
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2 days ago
The Thunder Made the Most of Melo’s Exit
Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Thunder exactly 299 days ago. July 19 marks the end of Melo as an Oklahoman, but his post–New York tenure feels like it lasted…
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3 days ago
The Spurs Are Who We Thought They Were
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Kawhi Leonard’s most recent game was played six months ago, and it’s getting harder and harder to tell whether or not that…
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4 days ago
The Last Days of Blockbuster Video
He was the manager at Blockbuster and looked forward to coming to work. He loved his job, in all of its obsolescence. The silver name tag fastened to the breast…
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4 days ago
A Night With the World’s Most Hated Bands
T he moment you tell people you’re seeing Creed and Nickelback in concert — on the same night, at roughly the same time, in two different venues — it suddenly…
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4 days ago
The Raptors Are Built for the Long Haul No Matter What Kawhi Decides
Getty Images/Ringer illustration The DeMar DeRozan–and–Kyle Lowry era of the Raptors officially ended Wednesday, when they traded DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and a…
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4 days ago
The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Aisha Tyler
Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler on Twitter , Instagram , and Vimeo ), an award-winning director, actor, comedian,…
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4 days ago
Cleveland’s Quest for the Top Teammate Tandem
It wasn’t much more than a month ago that every baseball writer worth their words above replacement was playing the pace game with Mike Trout, who was then on…
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5 days ago
Three Takeaways From the Kawhi Leonard–DeMar DeRozan Blockbuster Trade
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Kawhi Leonard’s long nightmare is over—and it’s time for a new one. Leonard ran out of patience in San Antonio last season, as…
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5 days ago
The Trouble With Amazon Prime Day
Ringer illustration Another Amazon Prime Day has come and (almost) gone, and this year’s has been more complicated than usual. Amazon’s annual online-sales…
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5 days ago
Three NBA Players Who Landed in the Perfect Spot for a Comeback
Getty Images/Ringer illustration With every declined option or rescinded qualifying offer, there’s a potential comeback story. For young, middling players…
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5 days ago
5 Things You Need for a Successful Personal Productivity System
I recently wrote about a very powerful idea called systems thinking , a revolutionary mindset that puts you in the driver’s seat for your future and empowers…
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6 days ago
Fitter Happier: Radiohead Return
MEETING THOM IS EASY Everyone will tell you it’s not, and they’re all wrong. There are people who will insist Thom Yorke is a misanthropic sociopath and that he…
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6 days ago
Greatest. Indie-est. Band. Ever.
Pavement made some of the finest, most influential slacker noise of the '90s, racking up an almost obscene amount of critical love along the way. Now, a decade…
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6 days ago
Book excerpt: Read a full chapter from Chuck Klosterman's 'I Wear the Black Hat'
ANOTHER THING THAT INTERESTS ME ABOUT THE EAGLES IS THAT I [AM CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED TO] HATE THEM Here are the opening lyrics to the song “Take It Easy” by…
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ Is Best When It’s Not Funny
Getty Images/Ringer illustration The legacy of Sacha Baron Cohen was secured years ago. With Da Ali G Show and Borat, the British comedian pioneered an…
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6 days ago
10 Ideas For The Interested This Week - For The Interested
“The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.” — Bill Vaughan It’s great to consume valuable ideas, but it may be even more valuable to…
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6 days ago
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R ock ballads are the songs you play after the night has burned itself out. Soft music takes you down from the party, filling the dawn’s empty breathing space…
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6 days ago
How a cabal of romance writers cashed in on Amazon Kindle Unlimited
On June 4th, a group of lawyers shuffled into a federal court in Manhattan to argue over two trademark registrations. The day’s hearing was the culmination of…
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6 days ago
The streaming era is obscuring classic movies. Twitter is helping keep them alive.
I never did post a #Filmstruck4, so here’s my best attempt at picking the four movies that define me, which are (from left) It’s a Wonderful Life, The Exorcist,…
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6 days ago
How to Vlog Like a Boss: An Interview with Amy Schmittauer
Online video is becoming increasingly popular with every passing day. No one knows this better than Amy Schmittauer, the founder of Savvy Sexy Social and author…
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9 days ago
It Sounds Like the Lakers’ Young Roster Is Here to Stay
Getty Images/Ringer illustration LeBron James’s decision to play for the Lakers (that still feels weird to say) has inevitably flipped the franchise upside…
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10 days ago
The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Emmy Nominations
HBO/FX/Amazon/BBC/America/Ringer illustration Months of grueling, pricey campaigning has come to an end: The nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards are finally…
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10 days ago
9 winners and 6 losers from the 2018 Emmy nominations
The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, and Atlanta were among the big winners of Emmy nomination morning. Hulu/NBC/FX In the past few years, the Emmys have…
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10 days ago
Alan Yang Discusses His Hollywood Takeover
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI Chef and Momofuku founder Dave Chang is joined by screenwriter and producer Alan Yang in this second installment…
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11 days ago
Clint Capela has a Swiss bank account, right?
Clint Capela tops my new list of the top 17 remaining NBA free agents , as his situation has yet to be resolved by the Rockets or tapped into motion via a max…
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11 days ago
Sonos and Airplay 2: First Impressions
I bought a Sonos One back when it was released late last year, and it quickly became something I used without thinking about it too much. I got a Spotify…
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11 days ago
With Kevin Knox, the Knicks’ New Era Is Officially Here
Getty Images/Ringer illustration It hasn’t been easy for Knicks fans to stay positive this century. The last time the franchise was relevant Patrick Ewing was…
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11 days ago
I Think You're Fat
Here's the truth about why I'm writing this article: I want to fulfill my contract with my boss. I want to avoid getting fired. I want all the attractive women…
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11 days ago
Lowe: Biggest winners and losers of NBA free agency
Now that the dust has settled, let's bounce around the league and figure out what in the hell just happened. Winner: Oklahoma City Thunder The most tired trope…
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11 days ago
Hulu’s ‘Castle Rock’ Is So Much More Than A Stephen King Homage
Photo: Hulu Stephen King is more than a writer. He represents a universe. For the last 50 years, King has been terrifying America with a warped funhouse mirror…
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11 days ago
Decoding Adam Silver’s State-of-the-NBA Address
Getty Images/Ringer illustration The state of the league is Kevin Knox . But Knicks-Lakers was already underway at summer league by the time commissioner Adam…
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11 days ago
Our first look at Shortcuts on iOS – The Sweet Setup
When Shortcuts was announced at WWDC, I became incredibly excited . Apple bought Workflow back in March 2017 and I was a little concerned about the future of…
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11 days ago
What I Learned From a Week of Watching Summer Variety Shows
ABC/NBC/Ringer illustration Broadcast networks are the only place on American television where time still matters. In the era of Peak TV, the concept of breaks…
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12 days ago
Is the Miami Heat Boot Camp About to Kick-start Another NBA Career?
AP Images/Ringer illustration It’s hard to believe that someone who can leap four large humans in a single bound didn’t have a place in the NBA, on its worst…
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12 days ago
Why Apple Music Is Finally Starting to Win Spotify’s Game
Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Apple. Too many years after iTunes became buggy to the point of being barely usable, Apple appears to finally be…
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12 days ago
How To Make Passive Income Online (3 Business Models) – UPDATED!
I've been building businesses since 2008 and have generated over $5M in earnings. In this post, I’ll distill what I’ve learned into three passive income…
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12 days ago
The 28 albums we can’t wait to hear in 2018’s second half
A couple of weeks ago, we ran down our list of the year’s best albums so far , already a lineup that makes for a solid year in music. But there’s still a whole…
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12 days ago
4 Steps to Regaining Control Whenever You Feel Overwhelmed - Asian Efficiency
As the world we live in continues to get busier, it is easier than ever to find yourself feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to do. This is extremely…
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13 days ago
Unadulterated Joy: An Oral History of ‘Step Brothers’
The most hilarious, exhausting movie of the 21st century was, ironically, conceived as a cool-down. In the mid-2000s, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell were drained.…
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13 days ago
Journalism has a trust problem. The podcast In the Dark proposes a compelling solution.
APM In an era when the media isn’t trusted by huge swathes of people and when the president himself cries “fake news” at every opportunity about stories he…
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16 days ago
Minnesota Timberwolves: Bright spots in Summer League opener
The Minnesota Timberwolves opened Las Vegas Summer League with a close loss to Denver behind up-and-down performances from their marquee rookies. The Minnesota…
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16 days ago
Royce White Would Play for Free Next Season in Wake of Mental Health Discussion
Chris Szagola/Associated Press Former NBA first-round draft pick Royce White said Tuesday that he would play for free next season if given the opportunity. On…
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16 days ago
Kings Gonna Kings, This Time by Offering Zach LaVine (?) $80 Million (??)
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports During a summer when the King changed course and made his way to Los Angeles , the good old reliable Sacramento Kings truly…
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16 days ago
Where in the World Will Melo Go Next?
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Stay Me7o, just do it somewhere else. Oklahoma City is reportedly working on an arrangement with Carmelo Anthony to part ways…
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16 days ago
Automators 1: Automating Calendar Events
This week's episodes of The Automators is focused on calendar event creation. There are many ways you can automatically create calendar events, and it's useful…
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16 days ago
Day 1 of 7 Days of Agile Results – Sunday (Getting Started)
Your Outcome: Learn how to get started quickly with Agile Results, even if you've never read the book. Welcome to day 1 of 7 Days of Agile Results . By…
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17 days ago
Day 2 of 7 Days of Agile Results – Monday (Monday Vision)
Your Outcome: Learn how to use Monday Vision to identify 3 outcomes or 3 Wins for the week. By identifying your best 3 Wins for the week, you’ll be able to…
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17 days ago
Day 3 of 7 Days of Agile Results – Tuesday (Daily Outcomes)
Your Outcome: Learn how to use Daily Outcomes to identify 3 outcomes or 3 Wins for today. By identifying your best 3 Wins for the day, you’ll be able to focus…
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17 days ago
Day 4 of 7 Days of Agile Results – Wednesday (Daily Outcomes)
Your Outcome: Celebrate your personal victories for the week so far and set yourself up for success for today, and for the rest of the week. Happy Hump Day!…
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17 days ago
Day 5 of 7 Days of Agile Results – Thursday (Daily Outcomes)
Your Outcome : Know your 3 Wins to target today so that you have a simple way to focus and prioritize your effort throughout your day. Welcome to Day 5 of 7…
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17 days ago
Day 6 of 7 Days of Agile Results – Friday (Friday Reflection)
Your Outcome : Identify 3 things going well and 3 things to improve based on you results for this week. Welcome to Day 6 of 7 Days of Agile Results. Agile…
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17 days ago
Finding my goals with the Friday Reflection instead of the Morning Pages
adult-1850177_1920.jpg 1920x1281 266 KB Photo courtesy of pixabay.com The Morning Pages is a practice where we try to write anything that comes to our mind and…
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17 days ago
The Nine Lingering Questions About the LeBron James–Era Lakers
Getty Images/Ringer illustration The Lakers’ offseason has been a roller coaster of emotions, one that’s brought the whole league along for the ride. That’s…
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17 days ago
Did blogs ruin the web? Or did the web ruin blogs?
Here are three essays that make very different arguments but are worth reading, and (I think) worth reading together. 1. “ How the Blog Broke the Web ,” by Amy…
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17 days ago
Disposable America
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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17 days ago
The Occult Roots of Modernism
Photograph by Walter Damry / RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY In the Paris of the early eighteen-nineties, at the height of the Decadence, the man of the…
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18 days ago
Best Streaming Movies of 2018… So Far
Photos: Everett Collection, NETFLIX ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps We’re halfway into 2018, and we’ve already been inundated with new movies on our streaming…
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18 days ago
The Declutter Your Space Challenge : zen habits
Our lives get filled with clutter not instantly but slowly, one gift or purchase at a time, so slowly that it’s difficult to even notice the clutter creep…
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18 days ago
Please Enjoy Former Simpsons Writer Bill Oakley’s Fast-Food Reviews
Bill Oakley. Photo: Instagram/Bill Oakley Bill Oakley is best known for writing on shows like The Simpsons, Mission Hill, and Portlandia, but on top of his work…
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19 days ago
The Best Songs of 2018 (So Far)
By now you’ve probably heard about all the problems with the music industry: It’s not what it was. No one spends meaningful amounts of time with any one song.…
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19 days ago
Slack didn’t kill email — and it might have made it stronger
It’s been four years now since Slack arrived to kill email — and yet, email persists. While the group chat app has plenty of ardent fans and continues to grow…
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19 days ago
Homescreen Update (July 2018)
People often post about their homescreens. I’ve shared one of mine in the Club MacStories newsletter, but I thought it might be time to give an update. A great…
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19 days ago
NBA Free-Agency Watch, Day 3: The Sixers Trade for a Wing!
Getty Images/Ringer illustration While you’re waiting for premature fireworks, here are some deals you might’ve missed from Tuesday: The Sixers Are Still…
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19 days ago
Jimmy Butler May Want in on the Offseason Chaos
Getty Images/Ringer illustration Jimmy Butler, the ( self-proclaimed ) best domino player in the world, might be the next domino to fall in the 2018 NBA…
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19 days ago
What Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette Means to Comedians
Hannah Gadsby in Nanette. Photo: BEN KING/Courtesy of Netflix It’s been almost two weeks since Hannah Gadsby’s debut Netflix stand-up special Nanette premiered,…
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20 days ago
You Must Remember This Is Back With Stories of Hollywood’s ‘Urban Legends’
Fans of You Must Remember This , rejoice! Karina Longworth’s sublime history podcast focused on the hidden side of 20th-century Hollywood returns today with a…
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20 days ago
The 17 Foreign Films On Netflix With The Highest Rotten Tomatoes Scores
Ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes Critic Scores! Photos: Everett Collection ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps 7:19 Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100% At 7:19am on September…
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20 days ago
The 24 best TV shows of 2018 so far
The Handmaid’s Tale, Atlanta, One Day at a Time, and The Terror are among the best TV shows of 2018 so far. Hulu/FX/Netflix/AMC It has not been a great year for…
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20 days ago
This next championship ring is going on the Warriors’ middle fingers
Some things can be simultaneously appalling and hilarious. This is especially possible in an entertainment realm, where the stakes are fairly self-contained and…
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20 days ago
Which Queer Eye Episode Makes You Cry the Hardest?
Photo: Netflix With the debut of Queer Eye season two, Tinder profiles all over the country have surely been upgraded from “Netflix and chill” to “ Queer Eye…
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20 days ago
Willians Astudillo Is Here to Stop the Strikeouts
For the past decade, the Minnesota Twins’ pitch-to-contact staff has been baseball’s Gondor . Besieged but standing strong, the last alliance of soft-tossers…
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20 days ago
Lowe: Why the DeMarcus Cousins deal might not matter
You'd like to think the Golden State Warriors had a grand plan -- that they watched their beautiful game stutter in the middle of the conference finals against…
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20 days ago
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