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Culture Aug 21

Revisiting the Monica Lewinsky-hosted dating show that was too weird to work

A history of 2003’s ‘Mr. Personality.’

Culture Aug 20

Men are NFL cheerleaders now

When I say “gender” you say “equality, kinda.”

Culture Aug 20

The ‘Nanette’ problem

Comedy is at its best when it helps audiences understand their relationship to trauma, not when it makes them feel comfortably woke.

Culture Aug 20

Smokey is the new smoky

A look into an increasingly newsworthy word that is commonly misspelled.

Culture Aug 20

What does the end of the world sound like? Listen to this.

Musicians are trying to capture the soundscapes of the environment as it dies.

Culture Aug 19

Early cyanotype prints feel like visions of an unrealized future

I’m blue, da-ba-di-da-ba-di. (Sorry.)

Culture Aug 19

The government is basically giving away this historic lighthouse

It would honestly be cheaper to buy this thing than a tiny house.

Culture Aug 18

What we loved this week

Here’s the entertainment that got us through the week of August 13, 2018.

Culture Aug 17

Ariana Grande has mastered the sultry whisper

Her new album ‘Sweetener’ showcases her confidence.

Culture Aug 17

Tomorrow 128: James T. Green knows the song of the Summer

Is it Zedd, Post Malone, or... ABBA?

Culture Aug 17

This is what it sounds like when doves sing

23 of Prince’s albums are now available to stream, including one that features his avian friends.

Culture Aug 17

Craigslist Confessional: I was dating a pathological liar

A whirlwind romance crumbles overnight.

Culture Aug 16

The night Aretha Franklin made President Obama cry

A step-by-step look at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors performance that moved a nation.

Culture Aug 16

Help! I can’t stream ‘Spirited Away’!

The search to watch a rare Matt Dillon comedy began a crowdsourced quest to find which movies are unavailable online.

Culture Aug 16

All hail the monumental-horror image

How striking scenes from ‘The Shining,’ ‘The Wicker Man,’ ‘The Exorcist,’ and other iconic horror movies make an indelible mark on us.

Culture Aug 15

Dear Fuck-Up: How do I tell someone I love them?

And what if they don’t say it back?

Culture Aug 15

Stop remaking good movies and start remaking bad ones

The ‘What Women Want’ remake is imminent. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

Culture Aug 15

Who watches the men? #11: Nothing ever ends

The final installment of a Trump-era comic inspired by ‘Watchmen.’

Culture Aug 15

Your favorite indie rock musicians want to change the way we think about streaming

Produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, PEOPLE is a new streaming platform that prioritizes collaboration and de-emphasizes the algorithm.

Culture Aug 14

Mitski wants you to be your own cowboy

A conversation with the artist about her new album ‘Be the Cowboy.’