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The unstoppable, villainous glamour of Cruella de Vil

Cruella de Vil wears her signature “absolutely simple white mink cloak” in Disney’s 1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians. | Walt Disney Productions Cruella de Vil has been a style icon since she first set foot on the page. Is…

The perpetual discourse over LGBTQ Pride, explained

Some people do not want to see butts at Pride! | Michael Nagle/Getty Images The fights over Pride are really about whether Pride is even political anymore. Every big American holiday is accompanied by unspoken, terrible traditions that make us…

17 seasons in, Grey’s Anatomy reimagined itself for the pandemic. But only a little bit.

Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) looks for some downtime in Grey’s Anatomy’s season 17 premiere. | ABC The show’s take on 2020 was extremely weird — and surprisingly moving. Watching the 17th season of Grey’s Anatomy over a couple of weeks,…

How Gold Diggers finds the horror in petty high school betrayal

Penguin Press In the Vox Book Club’s May pick, sin is petty and low-stakes. That’s what makes the book work. The Vox Book Club is linking to Bookshop.org to support local and independent booksellers. Sanjena Sathian’s Gold Diggers, the Vox…

“Get the vaccine and enjoy life with no masks”: Kate McKinnon returns as SNL’s Dr. Fauci

NBC/YouTube SNL’s latest cold open tackles mask-wearing scenarios and new CDC guidance. This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that fully vaccinated people can discard their masks in most circumstances — and Saturday Night Live brought back…

It never made sense for AT&T to buy WarnerMedia. Now it’s undoing its $100 billion deal.

WarnerMedia’s Game of Thrones. | HBO The people who brought you Game of Thrones are merging with the people who bring you 90 Day Fiance. Five years ago, one of the world’s biggest phone companies announced it was buying one…