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The great bacon shortage ahead and why it’s a good thing

My son with our herd of Black Angus


Good news/bad news

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Why do I love the dark stuff so much?

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This year has been emotionally costly; can we reinvest?

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After 25 years, I’m retiring from ‘takes’

Illustration: Mark Pernice


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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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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…


The Medium Universe would like to speak to the manager about this (in)famous meme

  • Phoebe Maltz Bovy expertly details why everyone is suddenly talking about “Karen” — the viral meme meant to torch the archetype of an entitled middle-aged white woman — and how debates around the meme’s treatment toward issues of race, privilege, and gender often miss the mark. “The ‘Karen’ question is really the problem with ambivalent spots on the privilege hierarchy,” she writes. …

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