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What Does Donald Trump See When He Looks at the Sharks?
Illustration by Jim Cooke/GMG The things Donald Trump had to say about Shark Week, according to Stormy Daniels, according to In Touch Weekly , are easy to…
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Conservatives and Counterrevolutionaries: Corey Robin’s “The Reactionary Mind” - Los Angeles Review of Books
JANUARY 19, 2018
WHAT SHOULD WE MAKE of conservatism in the Trump era? Last spring, Rick Perlstein, a historian of the American right, published a mea culpa in…
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‘Studies In Power’: An Interview with Robert Caro
Phil Penman Robert Caro, New York, December 2017 A curious security guard at a venerable Manhattan office building near Columbus Circle inquired what sort of…
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19 hours ago
Opinion | President Trump is the freest man alive
President Trump. (Evan Vucci/AP) President Trump apparently had an affair with a porn star while his model wife was home with their newborn son. No surprise…
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19 hours ago
The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm In 2018
1. Somebody, somewhere does something bad. Tom Phillips / BuzzFeed / Getty Images 2. Somebody spots the bad thing. Tom Phillips / BuzzFeed / Getty Images 3.…
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19 hours ago
The Turpins Won’t Be the Last
David and Louise Turpin shackled their 13 children and starved them in filthy conditions for years, and nobody knew it until Sunday. They hid in “plain sight,”…
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19 hours ago
14 Recent and Underseen Indies on Netflix
by Scott Tobias Oct. 4, 2017 UPDATED Jan. 17, 2018 Netflix has become a reliable destination for many fine independent films that spent little time in theaters,…
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19 hours ago
I Took Jake Paul’s 74-Video Educational Series And It’s Terrifying
View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jakepaul I admit that I did not have a high opinion of Jake Paul when I paid $54 to watch his education video series on…
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The End of the Awl and the Vanishing of Freedom and Fun from the Internet
The Awl was a place where outsiders and the unpracticed could find a sympathetic audience and an opportunity to sound like themselves. Photograph by Alex Welsh…
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Improving Ourselves to Death
Self-help advice reflects the beliefs and priorities of the era that spawned it. Illustration by Nishant Choksi Audio: Listen to this story. To hear more…
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Newly Uncovered Russian Payments Are A Focus Of Election Investigation
Nico Ortega for BuzzFeed News Officials investigating the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election are scrutinizing newly uncovered financial…
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From the Battle of Britain to Waze: Envisioning an Advanced Battle Management System
In January 1991, the world watched in rapt attention as the U.S. Air Force, led by Lt. Gen. Charles Horner, unleashed its overwhelming airpower upon an Iraqi…
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Indonesia’s New Military Commander
The selection of Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Hadi Tjahjanto, the former air force chief, as the 20th commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) has sparked…
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2 days ago
Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection — ProPublica
Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty street in the…
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2 days ago
What Was the Child?
In Down With Childhood , which was published in September, political theorist Paul Rekret takes the reader on an exhilarating tour through the recent history of…
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2 days ago
The Patriarchy Strikes Back
The backlash to the #MeToo movement is in full chorus. The takes have emerged like cicadas from the uneasy earth: inevitable, predictable, the same droning…
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Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested
China killed or imprisoned several C.I.A. informants in the country starting in 2010, unraveling the agency’s source network in a devastating setback for the…
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3 days ago
Small Businesses Are Overrated
01.16.2018 United States We shouldn’t fetishize mom and pops. They offer lower wages, skimpier benefits, and inferior labor protections. A grocery store in…
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3 days ago
Ladies in Waiting
The Hedgehog Review : Vol. 18 No. 3 (Fall 2016) Becca Rothfeld The Hedgehog Review: Fall 2016 (Volume 18 | Issue 3) Issue TOC >> Print Article >> Subscribe >>…
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Instagram and Art Theory - artnet News
Richard Prince is making art by recycling Instagram screenshots . Dealers are hawking art via Instagram . The Met has even retained an Instagram guru “to play…
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3 days ago
Babe, What Are You Doing?
Image via Getty Late Saturday evening, the website Babe.net published a detailed account of an encounter between “Grace,” an anonymous 23-year-old photographer,…
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3 days ago
Opinion | The Aziz Ansari debacle proves it’s time for a new sexual revolution
Aziz Ansari. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Over the weekend, Babe , an online publication aimed at young women, released a reported story about an anonymous…
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3 days ago
It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech
For most of modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated. Shutter the news­paper, pressure…
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Marketing morality in Indonesia’s democracy - Asian Studies Association of Australia
Indonesia Marketing morality in Indonesia’s democracy BY and Inaya Rakhmani Issues of inequality and injustice, and expressions of grievance against the status…
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3 days ago
Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement
Enlarge this image Georgia Gilmore adjusts her hat for photographers in 1956 during the bus boycott trial of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Ala. She…
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Kevin McCarthy relishes role as Trump’s fixer, friend and candy man
President Trump speaks as he and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) arrive at Trump's golf club Sunday in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Kevin…
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4 days ago
Trump’s Indecent Proposal
One of the most storied, Aaron Sorkin-esque moments in American history—making the rounds today after Donald Trump’s indecent comment on Khizr Khan’s speech at…
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6 days ago
Disinformation and democracy in Indonesia - New Mandala
“Fake news” has become a buzzword in the contemporary political lexicon around the world. In Indonesia, there has been significant concern about the so-called…
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6 days ago
Jameela Jamil Had Never Acted Before 'The Good Place'
You could be forgiven for thinking, at first glance, that Jameela Jamil is the real-life version of her performatively generous, ostentatiously humanitarian The…
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6 days ago
Esports is dominated by men. Can a 17-year-old Korean girl change that?
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Oct. 2 MLB Playoffs issue. Subscribe today! It took less than two seconds to change Kim Se-hyeon's life. In June 2016,…
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7 days ago
Facebook Is Deprioritizing Our Stories. Good.
Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the New York Times that the social network will revamp its news feed to emphasize “meaningful interaction” between…
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7 days ago
Here's A Bunch Of Books To Read
So after less than two weeks it is pretty clear that 2018 will be at best just as bad as 2017, and that is at best. Let’s be honest, it’s going to get a lot…
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8 days ago
Uber’s Secret Tool for Keeping the Cops in the Dark
In May 2015 about 10 investigators for the Quebec tax authority burst into Uber Technologies Inc. ’s office in Montreal. The authorities believed Uber had…
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8 days ago
Don’t Tweet at Your Idols
One of my favorite shows growing up was the early 90s sketch comedy series The State . It was like a proto–weird Twitter, and the actors that comprised the…
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8 days ago
Opinion | The sexual revolution isn’t going away. It never really happened.
Harvey Weinstein (Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Presss) Sex is done for, or so you might conclude if you read several recent articles taking aim at the…
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8 days ago
Polygamy in Indonesia: why some men are promoting the practice
When it comes to polygamy and Indonesia, it’s a complicated relationship. Although the practice is legal in the Muslim-majority nation, there are restrictions…
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8 days ago
Torture and Salvation in The Good Place | Think Christian
Season two of The Good Place turns on fellowship and irresistible grace. In his play No Exit , existential philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre placed three characters…
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8 days ago
An Ancient Tribe In Indonesia's Surf Paradise Is Facing Down a Renewable Energy Firm That Wants Their Land
Teubalut Salemu's bare feet kept sinking into the thick mud as we trekked through the lush forests of Siberut island's remote interior. The island, part of the…
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8 days ago
Black Market Sold Drones Used in Russian Base Attack
The Kremlin may have accused the United States of a drone swarm attack on its naval base in Syria. But The Daily Beast found the drones for sale on a social…
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9 days ago
I Started the Media Men List
In October, I created a Google spreadsheet called “Shitty Media Men” that collected a range of rumors and allegations of sexual misconduct, much of it violent,…
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9 days ago
Why Is Japan Populist-Free? by Ian Buruma
TOKYO – Even as a wave of right-wing populism is sweeping Europe, the United States, India, and parts of Southeast Asia, Japan has so far appeared to be immune.…
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9 days ago
The Undeserving Poor: A Very Tiny History – Elizabeth Bruenig – Medium
“Blessing Christ” circa 1200 In the column I published yesterday in the Post (and Sunday in the print version), I argued that poor people shouldn’t be forced to…
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9 days ago
Congress’s Absurd Quest to Curb the Surveillance State
It says nothing good about the state of surveillance reform that Congress is considering flipping the Fourth Amendment on its head. In a bid to put a patina of…
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9 days ago
He Weaned Himself From Ride-Hailing Apps. Here’s Why.
Mike Isaac, a technology reporter in San Francisco who doesn’t own a car, mostly relies on the Transit app to plan his routes, which can include a combination…
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9 days ago
LRB · Jenny Diski · I haven’t been nearly mad enough: Modern Madness
The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times by Barbara Taylor Hamish Hamilton, 296 pp, £18.99, February 2014, ISBN 978 0 241 14509 8 ‘Madness is a…
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The topic every game dev is talking about behind closed doors : The cost of doing business
Content warning : I’ve embedded some tweets to various developers that show the sorts of comments that they receive every day. There’s some strong language in…
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9 days ago
Porn Site Stole French Karate Teacher’s Identity in Cryptocurrency Hustle
The weirdest bitcoin-like grift yet may be from a cam site that admits its CEO is a fake person. Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast A porn…
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9 days ago
The Network Uber Drivers Built
Cole* is a part-time Uber driver in Atlanta. On his first week on the job, he finds himself driving a passenger who has clearly had too many drinks. The…
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9 days ago
Piety, politics, and the popularity of Felix Siauw - New Mandala
In the aftermath of the official ban of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), the Nahdlatul Ulama-linked paramilitary front Banser has made headlines by disrupting…
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9 days ago
An Indonesian General’s Political Aspirations
After 19 years of reform, which was marked by the retreat of the Indonesian Military (TNI) from Indonesian daily political life, former TNI commander Gatot…
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9 days ago
Snow in the Sahara Creates White-Capped Dunes of Eerie Beauty
About 15 inches of snow was reported this week in the Saharan region of Aïn Séfra, in northwestern Algeria. One local resident said he had seen snow there five…
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9 days ago
Ashley Feinberg trolls for all the right reasons
Courtesy photo. A couple of days before Thanksgiving , Ashley Feinberg was sitting in a Manhattan bar, nursing a Bud Light and staring at her phone. A few hours…
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10 days ago
From Gunshots To Alleged Rapes, A Toxic Legacy Of Police Relations On A Wisconsin Reservation
ODANAH, Wisconsin — Hours after seeing her 14-year-old grandson, Jason, lying in the street just feet from her home, with police and EMS hovering over his…
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10 days ago
The False Promises of Worker Retraining
When Travis Busch graduated from high school in Jefferson, Iowa, in 1999, he followed many of his classmates on the well-plotted and well-trod path to college.…
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10 days ago
Opinion | The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish
Na Kim The white supremacists on the far right have “yellow fever” — an Asian woman fetish. It’s a confusing mix. Andrew Anglin, the founder of the neo-Nazi…
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10 days ago
Amazon Is Thriving Thanks to Taxpayer Dollars
As Amazon builds up its distribution network, it’s hit on a trick long practiced by the likes of Walmart: using the federal government to help pay its workers.…
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10 days ago
Fire and Fury’s Shoddy Journalism Indicts Both Michael Wolff’s Tactics and the Whole Media Ecosystem
Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporterand Thinkstock. In February 2017, according to…
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10 days ago
Dark Side | Secret Origins of Evidence in US Criminal Cases
Summary Judge: [I]f, you know, there was an illegal search … followed by a legal search, but that was only obtained because now that you had the illegal search,…
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10 days ago
Dark Side | Secret Origins of Evidence in US Criminal Cases
Summary Judge: [I]f, you know, there was an illegal search … followed by a legal search, but that was only obtained because now that you had the illegal search,…
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10 days ago
James Damore's Lawsuit Is Designed to Embarrass Google
Last August, Google fired James Damore shortly after the engineer’s internal screed against affirmative action at the company went viral. Monday, Damore sued…
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11 days ago
Evangelicalism is spreading among the Chinese of South-East Asia
WHEN Pastor Jimmy Parade took over at the Indonesian Reformed Evangelical Church in Bandung, on the island of Java, five years ago, around 180 people came to…
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12 days ago
Wolff Trapped
Snuffle. Snuffle. Snuffle. The little black nose is cold and wet on my arm. "Gracie, stop that!" media writer Michael Wolff scolds the small, spastic spaniel…
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12 days ago
Like biting into a durian: Indonesia's weird architecture of the '50s and '60s
On the impoverished Indonesian island of Madura is a house that looks like it has taken an acid trip. It has exuberant zig-zag awnings, a textured fake chimney,…
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12 days ago
Opinion | If the poor must work to earn every dollar, shouldn’t the rich?
The GOP hopes to channel momentum from their victory of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into a push to overhaul the nation's welfare programs. (Aaron P.…
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13 days ago
How Raw Water Tries to Make Poverty Hip
Two and a half gallons of “raw water” will cost you $36.99 at the Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, California. At Liquid Eden in San Diego, you can pay $2.50 a…
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14 days ago
I Accidentally Fooled Conservative Twitter with a Fake Lena Dunham Quote
The internet is always stupider than you think. When you're telling a joke to an audience of anonymous online strangers, as long as the setup is believable no…
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14 days ago
Led by the Mercers, Bannon’s Allies Abandon Him
Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, in October in Arizona. Laura Segall for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Enthusiasm for Stephen K.…
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14 days ago
The Myth of “Populism”
What is the greatest threat to Western civilization today? In 2010, a journalist put that question to a leading European official, Herman van Rompuy. It was a…
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14 days ago
The Anti-Protest Gear That Despots Love
1 Climate New York to Blizzard 2018: ‘Bring It’ 2 U.S. Is a ‘Bomb Cyclone’ as Scary as It Sounds? 3 N.Y. / Region Scenes From Deadly Bronx Fire 4 U.S.…
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14 days ago
Cardi B Did It Her Way
Cardi B Did It Her Way Cardi B engineered Instagram fame into reality TV stardom into a poppin’ rap career. Now she’s learning to juggle everything that comes…
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14 days ago
Internet Users in China Expect to Be Tracked. Now, They Want Privacy.
Ant Financial, an affiliate of the e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has apologized for automatically enrolling users in a program that tracks personal…
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15 days ago
Time-travelling exploits with Meltdown – Pwn All The Things – Medium
This past week there’s been a lot of speculation over two new processor vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre. So what’s going on, and what do you need to…
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15 days ago
LePage sends welfare cash to after-school programs to curb ‘out-of-wedlock pregnancies’
Darren Fishell | BDN Darren Fishell | BDN The Maine Department of Health and Human Services' offices are shown Dec. 1, 2017. This school year, Gov. Paul…
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15 days ago
Teenagers, Stop Asking for Nude Photos
Stuart Bradford Teenagers are drafted into a sexual culture that rests on a harmful premise: On the heterosexual field, boys typically play offense and girls…
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15 days ago
Critical flaws revealed to affect most Intel chips since 1995
(Image: file photo) Just hours after proof-of-concept code was tweeted, security researchers have revealed the long-awaited details of two vulnerabilities in…
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16 days ago
Opinion | What ‘The Last Jedi’ gets wrong about fascism
A Stormtrooper on the red carpet at the European Premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in London on Dec. 12. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney) The…
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16 days ago
Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid
Opal Springs Water Company in Culver, Ore., bottles “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water — for the start-up company Live Water. Leah…
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16 days ago
Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers
Paul Kocher, left, moderating the RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco. Mr. Kocher is an independent researcher who was an integral part of the team that…
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16 days ago
Even When He Loses, Logan Paul Wins
Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images Logan Paul at 102.7 KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball on Dec. 1, 2017, in Inglewood, California. If you needed someone to play a handsome,…
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