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Wired

I Am Not a Soldier, but I Have Been Trained to Kill

A sprawling tactical industry is teaching American civilians how to fight like Special Ops forces. By preparing for violence at home, are they calling it into being?

Vanity Fair

“After Me, Baby, You’re Gonna Be Ruined for Anyone Else”: Donald Trump Refused to Take ‘No’ From Women—And Then From America Itself

Donald Trump is leaving office with a reputation marred by two impeachments, multiple scandals, and a violent assault on the U.S. Capitol. Before all that, there were the women who accused him of sexual assault.

Pitchfork

5 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

Also stream new releases from Patricia Brennan, Danielle Durack, and Gatecreeper

Bon Appétit

I’m Here to Highly Recommend Canned Cheese

Seriously. It’s cheese in a can. And it’s great. 

The New Yorker

Among the Insurrectionists

In the weeks before the assault on the Capitol, the President and his supporters kept stoking paranoia and rage.

Architectural Digest

Ashlee Simpson Ross Shows Off Son Ziggy’s Bohemian Nursery

The singer and her husband, Evan Ross, used midcentury-inspired furniture and hues of rust for a space their new baby can grow into

Allure

A Severe Panic Attack Changed Jae of DAY6’s Approach to Mental Health

In an interview with Allure editor Devon Abelman, the K-pop star opens up about the panic attack that changed the course of 2020 for him and how he's spreading mental health awareness among teens and young adults. 

GQ

The Real Life Diet of Cobra Kai's Xolo Maridueña, Who Got a Crash Course in Karate 

The 19-year-old star waxed on and waxed off to take on the Karate Kid legacy.

SELF

'Saved By the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Diagnosed With Stage IV Cancer

The Saved by the Bell star is already undergoing chemotherapy.

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Ellen DeGeneres Jokes About Learning Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis While on Set

“Obviously there are a lot of negative things going on, so I want to talk about something positive — my COVID test,” DeGeneres quipped.

Wired

The 15 Best Devices From CES That You Can Buy Now

Much of the trade show’s flashy tech will never hit store shelves, but here are a few gadgets that are already available.

Vanity Fair

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly Are Reportedly “In Love” and “Making Plans for a Future Together”

The Daily Show host has even purchased a $27.5 million home for them to live in together, according to a source.

Teen Vogue

Stray Kids’ I.N is Officially the “Maknae on Top”

Featuring SKZ easter eggs, Spaghetti Western aesthetics, baby (bread) photos, and fabulous coats.

Pitchfork

Ariel Pink Abuse Allegations Surface in Court Case

Pink has been denied restraining orders against his ex, Charlotte Ercoli Coe, who he claims was attempting to blackmail him. Coe alleges that Pink was physically and sexually abusive.

Bon Appétit

How a Surprise Wedding Cake Became My Gateway to Ancient Grains

Plus: 7 new ways to bake with them.