What to Know Before Watching The Marvels

The Marvels, the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel directed by Nia DaCosta, hits theaters on Friday in Marvel’s last movie release of the year. The movie combines the storylines of three Marvel characters: Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and expands on the stories of prior Marvel installments

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What to Know About Netflix’s ‘Doona!’

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Doona!

What to Know About Netflix's 'Doona!'

Doona!, out Oct. 20 on Netflix, adapts the popular South Korean webtoon The Girl Downsta…

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Wendy Williams Diagnosed With Frontotemporal Dementia and Aphasia

Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, her team shared in a statement on Thursday.

Williams was diagnosed last year following medical testing. The conditions of aphasia, which affects language and communication abilities, and frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a progressive frontal lobe disorder that impacts behavior and cognitive func…

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What to Know About Young Thug’s Trial

The trial of Grammy Award-winning rapper Young Thug, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams, began on Monday in Atlanta, Ga. The trial is expected to take months and will be pivotal in shaping how the controversial use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases is practiced going forward.

The 31-year-old rapper was arrested in May 2022 on eight charges including conspiracy and street gang acti…

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Why You’re Seeing So Many Johnny Depp Defenders on TikTok

If you’ve opened TikTok in the last two weeks, you’ll have struggled to escape commentary or clips from the defamation trial brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard in a Virginia courtroom.

The trial, over an opinion piece Heard wrote for the Washington Post in 2018 in which Depp claims she defamed him, has become unavoidable on TikTok. There are regular …

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Welcome to the Era of Unapologetic Bad Taste

In 2022, pop culture is doing the most. ­Consider some of the most memorable images to come out of the entertainment industry recently: Mr. Big campily keeling over on his Peloton in And Just Like That… Nicole Kidman baring an impossible 3 feet of midriff on the cover of Vanity Fair. The sight of dopey, meme-based game show Is It Cake? claiming the No. 1 slo…

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Why the Royals Are Silent on Prince Harry’s Book

“Never complain, never explain” is the infamous motto of the British royal family. And it’s this strategy they have clung to in the aftermath of explosive allegations in Prince Harry’s new memoir Spare—published on Tuesday—and candid television interviews aired this past Sunday.

Harry has lobbed a host of accusations against his family. That incl…

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‘Matilda the Musical’ Is a Lively Reimagining

The pleasures of Roald Dahl’s work have survived several generations of children, numerous adaptations good and bad, and more than a few troubling charges of racism and antisemitism. The Welsh-born novelist didn’t even work very hard to hide the latter, admitting to it in an interview conducted shortly before his death in 1990, at age 74. Dahl’s personal views complicate the q…

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Why AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Being Suspended

It’s the last thing public health officials want to see in the midst of a pandemic: more than two months after pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University scientists released their COVID-19 vaccine, countries in Europe and elsewhere are pausing its use amid disconcerting reports that a small number of recipients have experienced blood clots, some of them fatal.


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Fear of Fentanyl is Driving Laws That Could Lead to Overdoses

Since the U.S. drug war was declared in 1971, various drugs have been identified as public enemy number one—from crack cocaine, in the 1980s, to prescription opioids in the early 2000s. Today, the primary villain is fentanyl, a synthetic opioid about 50 times more potent than heroin. In 2021, more than 71,000 people in the U.S. died after overdoses involving synthetic opioids—mostly…

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