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Earlier this fall, while riding the subway, I overheard two friends doing some reconnaissance ahead of a party. They were young and cool—intimidatingly so, dressed in the requisite New York all black, with a dash of Y2K revival—and trying to figure out how to find a mutual acquaintance online. “Does she have Instagram?” one asked, […]

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: ‘Armageddon Time’ director explores how the world is ruined by ‘well-meaning people’: […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Wednesday the company does not have plans to stop selling the antisemitic film that gained notoriety recently after Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving tweeted out an Amazon link to it. Pressure has been mounting on Amazon to discontinue sale of the film, called “Hebrews to Negroes: […]

Comment on this story Comment Whose pandemic strategy really saved lives? Which states or countries lost the most people to the virus? Or to the unintended consequences of mitigation efforts? Now there’s finally some clear, objective data emerging from the fog.   The most telling statistic turns out to be the simplest: all-cause mortality. Tallies of […]

There were many factors at play this year indicating that a difficult sales landscape is afoot. The most obvious one is the current economic climate — inflation has been rising for months and consumer spending has been slowing down as a result, especially in discretionary categories. What’s more, many brands and retailers miscalculated product demand […]

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green entered his 11th NBA season under fire for punching teammate Jordan Poole during a training camp practice, with questions about his contract future and rumors about interest in playing on the Los Angeles Lakers with good friend LeBron James. Now that dust has settled on that drama nearly two […]

When members of the small Pennsylvania chapter of Secular Democrats of America log on for their monthly meetings, they’re not there for a virtual happy hour. “We don’t sit around at our meetings patting ourselves on the back for not believing in God together,” said David Brown, a founder from the Philadelphia suburb of Ardmore. […]

As protests against rigid covid control measures in China engulfed social media in the past week, one Twitter account has emerged as the central source of information: @李老师不是你老师 (“Teacher Li Is Not Your Teacher”).  People everywhere in China have sent protest footage and real-time updates to the account through private messages, and it has posted […]

In the opening scene of the recently released Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the African princess Shuri is seen walking quickly and anxiously around her lab. As the smartest person in the kingdom, an expert in science and technology, she is trying to find a cure for her dying brother, T’Challa. He will not survive, and […]

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