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In this week’s digest of stories from the Medium universe, celebrity stan culture gets a little out of control


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In this week’s digest from the Medium Universe, educators and experts try to wrap their heads around the impending chaos


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This week’s digest features educators from across the Medium universe who are fighting the system over racism and reopenings


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In this week‘s digest of stories from the Medium Universe, we present delightful lists that nobody asked for

  • This is possibly one of the world's most comprehensive lists of the best video games. (Well, as of 2017, when the story was originally published.) Medium estimates that it would take a person just over six hours to read this 95,214-word listicle from start to finish. Good luck!


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This week’s digest of stories from the Medium Universe celebrates the unfettered joy of being extra AF

  • Leave it to the late Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds to have amassed one of the most absurd collections of Tinseltown trinkets in history. Costume designer Alison Freer cataloged the 10 most insane pieces from the collection, which includes a truly terrifying wax figurine of Sammy Davis Jr.’s head.


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In this week’s digest of stories from the Medium Universe, writers are calling it quits on principle, and having no regrets

  • Following Betts’ resignation, fellow Master Sommelier Brian McClintic said he too…


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This week’s digest from the Medium Universe take a lesson from history, including those that are centuries too late

  • After 130 years of low-key peddling racial stereotypes, Quaker is finally calling it quits by announcing a rebranding campaign this week for the Aunt Jemima syrup line. And as BlackExcellence.com explains, “Aunt Jemima was never about pancakes.” The name originated from the song “Old Aunt Jemima,” which was performed by men in blackface.


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The Medium Universe is opening up about how systemic racism has infiltrated our lives


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The Medium universe has advice for how to make a substantive difference in the fight against racism


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The Medium universe knows how to brace for the unofficial start of a new season

  • Memorial Day once marked an important turning point of the year, when bougie elites of yore were free to start spilling food on their crisp, white shorts or cut out from work early to escape to their weekend beach houses in the Hamptons. Stephanie Buck tells the story of how the tech industry destroyed the once-beloved summer Fridays. …

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