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Letterboxd was the only good social network in 2021

A friend’s list on the app is a constant curation of potential recommendations.

On Dec 16, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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Internet Person of the Year: Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed George Floyd’s death

Her brave act changed America.

On Dec 31, 2020 by Tiffanie Drayton

Twitter Self-Owns 2020

These epic Twitter self-owns prove 2020 wasn’t all bad

A reason to smile in an an otherwise awful year.

On Dec 31, 2020 by Claire Goforth

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OnlyFans dominated 2020. What does that mean for sex workers?

OnlyFans helped sex workers in some ways—but not all.

On Dec 27, 2020 by Ana Valens

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2020 felt like it came out of a Damon Lindelof show

How this year echoed 'Lost,' 'The Leftovers,' and 'Watchmen.'

On Dec 23, 2020 by Michelle Jaworski

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25 Karens who shaped 2020—for the worse

There aren't enough managers in the world for this.

On Dec 23, 2020 by Rachel Kiley

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The best TV shows we watched in 2020

This year was made for TV shows.

On Dec 21, 2020 by Tiffany Kelly, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Audra Schroeder, Michelle Jaworski

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Our top film-watching experiences of 2020

Most of the year, we did not see movies in theaters.

On Dec 21, 2020 by Tiffany Kelly, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Audra Schroeder, Michelle Jaworski

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TikTok offered a POV for a cursed year

TikTok in 2020 wasn't just mindless scrolling.

On Dec 18, 2020 by Audra Schroeder

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Beyoncé even made the best documentary of 2019

'Homecoming' allowed us to see that there’s no such thing as skipping steps, not even for the queen.

On Dec 31, 2019 by Imani Bashir

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3 major franchises came to an end in 2019

But which one nailed the ending?

On Dec 30, 2019 by Michelle Jaworski

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What a hoax about Mitski being a ‘child predator’ taught us this year

The Tumblr post that puzzled Twitter was baseless. It's plenty telling all the same.

On Dec 26, 2019 by Ignacio Martinez

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Why ‘Succession’ was the defining TV show of 2019

Along with being a brilliant drama, 'Succession' reveals our own biases about wealth and power.

On Dec 26, 2019 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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2019 is the year the world turned on big tech

Everything is watching, analyzing, and listening to your digital life.

On Dec 22, 2019 by Mikael Thalen

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Angela Brown, viral Popeyes chicken sandwich mastermind, is our Internet Person of the Year

For the social strategist, the Twitter-seizing chicken wars were personal.

On Dec 20, 2019 by Kahron Spearman