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Drew Magary

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This is Drew’s swan song for his GEN column. Not really a song. More of a dirge.

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Olivia Wilde shouldn’t be directing a Marvel movie. Here’s why.

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A lot of people don’t know this, but there are exactly 38 kinds

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  1. Abusive parents
  2. Plastic surgeons who get three stars or less on Yelp
  3. Men livestreaming from the driver’s seat
  4. Evangelicals no longer interested in pretending
  5. Boaters operating their boats without any official license or instruction
  6. “Khaki dads”
  7. Tiger Kings
  8. Washed-up comedians
  9. Toppled statues
  10. Cops who learned all their best practices from watching Bad Lieutenant
  11. Fifteen-year-olds who kill stray dogs for fun
  12. Palm Beach but not West Palm Beach
  13. The law-abiding citizens of Rock Ridge
  14. Nielsen households
  15. Rural coke fiends
  16. “Let me get this straight” Twitter
  17. Formerly prominent actors who can no longer find work
  18. Suburbanites who think The Truman Show had…


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College administrators are busy covering their own asses and blaming students instead of protecting them

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The Democratic National Convention is just one example of things better experienced at a remove

Senator Kamala Harris speaks via Zoom during a Women for Biden event on May 21, 2020. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images


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What’s worse than Trump when he’s winning? Trump when he’s not.

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The lies we tell ourselves are such a comfy kind of bullshit

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As it bumbles its way toward what looks like an even shorter season than it planned, MLB itself is leading the league in errors

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The Sophie’s choice between continued house arrest and potentially exposing our kids to the virus is no choice at all

Children in a pre-school class wear masks and sit at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school.
Children in a pre-school class wear masks and sit at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school.
Children in a pre-school class wear masks and sit at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines n Monterey Park, California. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images


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Not too long ago, he would have been voted Most Likely to Go Full Wingnut. And yet…

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