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Pitchfork

Taylor Swift to Damon Albarn: “It’s Really Fucked Up to Try and Discredit My Writing”

In a new interview, the Gorillaz mastermind said Swift “doesn’t write her own songs.” Swift tweeted, “I write ALL of my own songs. Your hot take is completely false and SO damaging.”
SELF

Finally, Some Good News About Omicron

Is the end really in sight?
Wired

Bird Flu Is Back in the US. No One Knows What Comes Next

The fast-moving pathogen, which has already invaded Europe, was found in East Coast ducks. The last outbreak that tore through the US killed 50 million birds.
Vanity Fair

Inside Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Unlikely Rise and Precipitous Fall at Liberty University

Jerry Falwell Jr. was the Trump-anointing dark prince of the Christian right. Then a sex scandal rocked his marriage and ended his lucrative stewardship of the evangelical education empire founded by his father. In a series of exclusive interviews, Falwell—accompanied by his wife, Becki—describes the events that led to his ouster, their fallout, and why he’s finally ready to admit he never had much use for his father’s church anyway.
Condé Nast Traveler

How to Upgrade Your Airline Seat Without Blowing Your Budget

Our best advice on how to get more space on the cheap.
The New Yorker

Led Zeppelin Gets Into Your Soul

The musicians were diabolically bad as people, and satanically good as performers.
Glamour

Euphoria Fans Spotted a Grey’s Anatomy Easter Egg in Last Night’s Episode

Fans think the Euphoria writers were “really evil” for this.
GQ

The Fall of Aaron Rodgers

From smart Jeopardy! host and likely regular season MVP to vaccine-denialist playoff loser.
Teen Vogue

Rihanna Wore No Pants Out for a Weekend Date With A$AP Rocky

Despite NYC’s freezing temperatures.
Allure

Florence Pugh Looks Exactly Like Victoria Beckham With Her New Brown Hair Color

Is there a Posh Spice biopic we're not aware of?
Bon Appétit

Hot Take: Yellow Sriracha Is Better Than Red Sriracha

Before you defend the classic red, hear me out.
Architectural Digest

Inside Madonna’s Global Real Estate Portfolio

The pop star owns homes across the U.S. and around the world
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Unapologetically Queer Designer Manfred Thierry Mugler Has Died

The designer utilized gay iconography and cast trans women in his shows when doing so was still a risk.
Wired

What to Play When You’re Not Playing Wordle

Once a day may not be enough. Try these 14 alternatives.
Vanity Fair

Trump Throws a Fit Over Investigators Going After His “Children,” Who Are in Their 40s

But we do know which one he’d rather see go to jail between Don Jr. and Ivanka, per his former attorney Michael Cohen.