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The unexpected joy of difficult, problematic movies

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Social isolation, pandemic threats, and the last year of Trump put a new emphasis on being authentically yourself

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A bullied kid reinvents herself as a brawler, and then a poet

Illustration: Austin MacDonald


Techwear is supposed to be a boundary-breaking, avant-garde fashion subculture. So why is the community mostly men?

A man wears a black and white zebra print bomber jacket from the brand “Stone Island.”
A man wears a black and white zebra print bomber jacket from the brand “Stone Island.”
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