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With his new book, the CNN anchor thinks he knows exactly how to reach them — by being who he’s always been


The Netflix drama has shaped the perceptions of millions of people who previously knew little about the royals

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, December 1958. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives / Getty


Marvel’s latest hit is relentlessly overhyped, but it’s perfect for our Covid reality

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Nostalgia drew me in. But the escapism, absurdity, and innocent stupidity of the late 2000s kept me watching.

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A new season of the HBO hit would drag the conversation backward rather than push it forward

A “Sex and The City” bus tour in New York City, 2013. Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images


How I Got Through This

The Gang’s chaos agents helped me understand what the hell just happened

Photo illustration; source: FXX /Courtesy: Everett Collection


How I Got Radicalized

Only a certain class of kid can make the best matcha macarons

Oliva and Remy Bond from Season 6 of MasterChef Junior. Photo illustration; source: Mike Pont/Getty Images


The rich are deformed by wealth and can only sustain themselves through the suffering of these heroines

“The Crown.” Photo: Des Willie/Netflix


The documentary was never about its subjects making amends with the past. It was about shifting alliances, like any good reality TV show.

Photo: Warner Media/HBO


HBO’s series about women on the verge have come a long way in the last decade

“I May Destroy You.” Photo: HBO

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