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The Very Best Crying on Terrace House 

There are so many reasons to cry on Terrace House, the Japanese reality show about six strangers living together while preparing simple curries and trying to date one another. You cry because your girlfriend has callously prepared and eaten the meat you were saving for yourself and you are no longer sure if your…

The Scariest Movies Ever Made, According to the Wikipedia Plot Summaries I Read Instead of Watching Them

I don’t like watching horror movies. I scare easy and feel anxious enough in my daily life that the idea of feeling anxious during recreational activities does not appeal. That said, I do like to read (or be told) plot summaries of horror movies so I can just know what happened and move on with my life.

Ted Cruz Made Heidi Cruz Play an Aladdin Song at Their Wedding Ted Cruz Made Heidi Cruz Play an Aladdin Song at Their Wedding

And here we have The Atlantic with a profile of Heidi Cruz, which I guess is supposed to humanize her and her terrible husband in advance of his Senate election against Beto O’Rourke.

A Conversation About Repair  A Conversation About Repair 

It has been a year, or in some cases less, but they are back: Louis CK, Jian Ghomeshi, John Hockenberry, and other men who left their jobs or retreated from public view following allegations (and outright admissions) of sexual abuse and harassment.

Bradley Cooper Has Been Saying Some Real Wild Shit While Promoting A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper, auteur, has really been on one during the press tour for A Star Is Born. Watch him say things like “I’ve really been awakened to the phenomenon of singing,” then watch it again because, hey, I just wanted to take another look at you.

Tarana Burke on Me Too, 12 Years and 1 Year Later: 'Keep Your Head Down, Keep Moving Forward'  Tarana Burke on Me Too, 12 Years and 1 Year Later: 'Keep Your Head Down, Keep Moving Forward' 

In a Senate floor speech announcing her support for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Maine Republican Susan Collins applauded the “#MeToo movement” as “needed” and “long overdue.” She then proceeded to hand a lifetime appointment to a man accused of sexual assault and harassment by multiple women. According…

Ben Sasse's Tears  Ben Sasse's Tears 

Ben Sasse will almost certainly vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. What he seems to be doing this week is making the case that he can do so and still be considered, at least by political reporters who need a narrative replacement for Paul Ryan and John McCain, a Serious-Minded Republican.

Men Recall Bar Fights  Men Recall Bar Fights 

I have known the taste of another man’s blood.

Donald Trump Orders 'Limited in Scope' FBI Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh Allegations  Donald Trump Orders 'Limited in Scope' FBI Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh Allegations 

Donald Trump has ordered the F.B.I. to investigate sexual assault allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh, as was requested by Christine Blasey Ford and Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.

Feeling Like a Freak on a Leash Because Korn Has Released Its Own Coffee Blend  Feeling Like a Freak on a Leash Because Korn Has Released Its Own Coffee Blend 

Sometimes I cannot take this place. Sometimes it’s my life I can’t taste. Sometimes I cannot feel my face. You’ll never see me—without my Korn-branded coffee blend, which was announced on Friday by the band Korn:

The Annihilation of Christine Blasey Ford  The Annihilation of Christine Blasey Ford 

Christine Blasey Ford ceased to exist the moment that Brett Kavanaugh began his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday afternoon. Despite hours spent answering questions with a kind of graciousness that was devastatingly familiar, despite the polite formalities of the process—“I thank you very…

'It Is Built to Be Confusing': An Immigration Lawyer on the Trump Administration's Latest Assault on Low-Income Immigrants  'It Is Built to Be Confusing': An Immigration Lawyer on the Trump Administration's Latest Assault on Low-Income Immigrants 

The Trump administration has proposed a new regulation that would make it much harder for low-income immigrants to come to the United States or receive a green card if they use, or are considered likely to use, public programs like Medicaid, food assistance, or housing assistance.

You Are Supposed to Lose  You Are Supposed to Lose 

Chuck Grassley made the announcement on Monday evening: the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which he is the chair, would hear testimony from Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her when he was 17 and she was 15. In a statement that seemed to affirm…

Morning in New York  Morning in New York 

BROOKLYN — Cynthia Nixon built a campaign in part on how badly the subway sucks, which is why there was something almost satisfying about the 2 train going out of service one stop away from her election night watch party at Cafe Omar, a mid-sized bar and lounge in Flatbush. “This train is no longer in service, please…

These 6 Words in Bob Woodward's New Book Will Leave You Speechless  These 6 Words in Bob Woodward's New Book Will Leave You Speechless 

Buried in the index—and largely ignored by the many breathless reviews of Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House—are perhaps the six most important words in the entire book:

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