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Wired

The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill

All pandemic long, scientists brawled over how the virus spreads. Droplets! No, aerosols! At the heart of the fight was a teensy error with huge consequences.

Vanity Fair

Meghan Markle Reportedly Isn’t Having a Baby Shower Because “There Is Too Much Strife in the World” Right Now

She feels that her and Prince Harry’s “time and resources can be used for a better purpose.”

Pitchfork

J. Cole Releases New Album The Off-Season: Listen

The KOD follow-up features cameos from 21 Savage, Lil Baby, and Cam’ron, as well as production from Timbaland, Boi-1da, and more

Teen Vogue

Taylor Swift's New Look Has Fans Trying to Connect the Dots

And is Olivia Rodrigo in on the easter egg game, too?

The New Yorker

An Introduction to Asshole Cat Behaviors

Changing your passwords, not inviting you to any of the items on their busy schedules, and other ways in which cats fall short of our expectations.

SELF

Why Some COVID-19 Conspiracy Theorists Are Finally Wearing Masks and Social Distancing

No, you don't need to worry about “vaccine shedding.”

Bon Appétit

The Dish I Bring to Every Potluck

It's vegetarian, easy to transport, and it feeds a crowd.

Condé Nast Traveler

Heading to Mexico? These Are the COVID Restrictions in Place

From Tulum to Oaxaca, here's what to expect if you're visiting Mexico, from pre-departure requirements to what's open on the ground.

Epicurious

The 24 Best Edible Gifts to Send Newly Married Couples

A jar of fancy nut butter, a bottle of peppery olive oil—these are the gifts to send to couples who love to cook, even if they don’t want a traditional registry.

Architectural Digest

Massive Ranch From A River Runs Through It Sells for $136.25 Million After Bidding War

The property featured in the early Brad Pitt film totals 80,000 acres

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I’m So Trans When I Turn On My Lamp

If we call everything queer, then nothing will be.

Wired

The PS5 Is Starting to Look Like the Revolution It Promised

What’s happening with Sony’s latest console, now that it’s been out for six months? Supply issues aside, it’s proving to be much more than a simple evolution.

Pitchfork

Nicki Minaj, Drake, and Lil Wayne Share New Song “Seeing Green”: Listen

Minaj’s 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty is out on streaming services for the first time, and it comes with some new music

Teen Vogue

Hunter Schafer’s New Bangs Are Major Hair Inspo

Proceed with caution if you’re considering the chop.

The New Yorker

The Mysterious Origins of the Cerne Abbas Giant

On a hillside ages ago, people inscribed a naked man with a twenty-six-foot-long erect penis. Why did they do it?