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    As far as weird, creative channels go, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one better than P.J. Liguori’s.

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    To reduce crowding, the theme park has again raised its prices, but the tactic is ineffectual and making the park exclusive.

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    Turns out, your parents’ belief system might not be your own, which can be both terrifying and liberating.

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    They’ve done what everyone thought was impossible: teach millennials to cook (and not avocado toast).

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    New York University student Sophie Sandberg is chalking back to cat callers.

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    The Austin artist discusses his ‘candy minimalist’ style and its addictive popularity.

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    Sustainability guru Manuela Baron wants to make living well less intimidating.

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    The Gamespot series is an illuminating glimpse into how much the industry has changed in the last decade.

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    One of the greatest love stories in modern media faces its biggest challenge yet: Broadway.

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    How a soulful Austin pop band makes transcendence feel like dancing.

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    Comic books are so, so much more than superheroes.

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    The ‘America’s Got Talent’ alumni are primed for the spotlight.

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    He changes his face every day, but his fans weren’t so happy about his New Year’s transformation.

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    Getting paid to learn can be a win-win for both you and your employer.

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    Kelly’s past seems to have finally caught up to him.

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    Whoever wins, this year is going to be very, very close.

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    Chloe Zhao’s breakthrough film captured the power of identity, both old and new, in times of pain.

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    The film version of David Levithan’s book is a pared-down, emotionally stunted misfire.

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    Good boys and good girls across the world have the internet to thank for soaring pet-adoption rates.

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    The podcast explores celebrities’ teenage years and proves that adolescence was awkward for everyone.

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    If I could stream ‘Kim Possible’ I’d never leave the house again.

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    The rapidly popularizing genre is plagued by the same sexism that permeates American music.

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    The complicated film is frustrating but refreshingly inventive.

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    Whether it’s an impossible assignment, impending deadline or indecipherable text, you have options.

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    On his new album, the 26-year-old finally leaves the gimmicks behind.

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    The game has become deeply ingrained in youth culture, for better or worse.

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    Or, seven books you no longer have to read.

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    And considering Google is restricted in China, it’s doubly impressive.

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    Getting that elusive ‘job experience’ just got a little easier.

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    And it’s the perfect way to spend your winter break.

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    In scrawling misogynistic text over famous works, Tompkins exposes the patriarchy of the art world.

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    Reading slumps happen, but these podcasts can help.

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    In honor of the president’s two years in office, here’s the most current list of everyone who’s quit or been fired.

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    Ah, another life-changing decision to make in your early twenties. Wonderful.

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    The characters might be juvenile, but the themes aren’t.

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    The YouTube-famous duo have returned with another pop-culture-bashing album.

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    The numbers were good, but the film not so much.

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    Alfonso Cuarón’s art-darling movie casts a light on how women endure and overcome suffering.

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    As the YouTube series prepares to release its eighth season, there’s never been a better time to tune in.

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    How the company turned its signature drab boot into an enduring status symbol.

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    The photo does so much more than normalize breast-feeding.

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    Chances are they were behind some of your favorite projects of the year.

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    We’re leaving writer’s block in 2018.

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    It’s been a banner year for video games.

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    Rife with magic, nuance and creativity, fantasy gets to completely reimagine what’s possible.

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    Here are the female frontrunners for the Democratic bid in the 2020 elections.

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    The film installation offers an imaginative, eerie perspective on global warming.

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    His insane interviewing style has scored him sit-downs with everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to Cardi B.

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    Three essay-writing tips from your friendly college writing tutor.

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    The Republican Party must either turn a blind eye to Trump’s behavior or revolt against him, and either decision will cost them voters.

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    If you’re looking for personal-trainer results without a personal-trainer cost, these three women are a can’t-miss.

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    When Pete Davidson threatened suicide, was he being vulnerable or manipulative?

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    New semester, new you.

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    And looking very aristocratic in the process.

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    The brilliant show is gearing up for its best release yet.

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    The app and the eating disorder community have a long, troubled history together.

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    The reboot is full of nostalgia, but it lacks magic.

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    Would you have done your holiday shopping with a company called Cadabra?

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    The album has head-banging potential, but the 22-year-old’s work still needs some polishing.

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    The funniest of the year are here.

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    Led by curator Sarah Urist Green, the series is all the intrigue of art with none of the pretense.

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    Catherine Hardwicke’s take on the Mexican drug wars is a little lackluster.

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    The real terror of evil is how gradually it can come about.

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    It might be hard, but it’s completely doable.

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    The tradition has been threatened by extremists, precisely because it threatens extremism.

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    The story of her groundbreaking career will reach millions, so it needs to tell the whole tale.

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    It’s going to be a banner year for graphic novels.

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    He’s doing what so many mental health advocates struggle to do: take their own advice.

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    The former Baylor frat president faces almost no repercussions after raping and assaulting an unconscious woman.

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    The Amazon series is quietly becoming one of the best shows in the streaming-service universe.

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    What a time to be a hip-hop fan.

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    The MC’s sophomore project, ‘NOIR,’ is brimming with promise.

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    I’m convinced the writers use my life for source material.

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    If you fell in love with teaching English abroad, a TESOL degree should really be your next step.