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Vanity Fair

The GOP Needs Trump-Loving Football Champ Herschel Walker to Be Teflon

Walker’s biography is ridden with scandals, from domestic-abuse allegations to a potentially fabricated business history. Can he brush that all off to win a Georgia Senate seat?

Welcome to the Zombie Cryptocalypse

The same qualities that make cryptocurrencies go bust also explain why they refuse to die.
Vanity Fair

Report: Trump’s Security Team Was Under Strict Instructions to Hospitalize Anyone They Suspected Might Hit Him With a Piece of Pie

Flying pie, like fruit, is apparently also among the ex-president’s greatest fears.

Conor Oberst Abruptly Walks Out at Bright Eyes Show, Prompting Cancellation and Refunds

The Bright Eyes frontman left the stage after two songs during their Houston set, prompting the band to invite fans to perform karaoke
The New Yorker

The Johnny Depp–Amber Heard Trial Is Not as Complicated as You May Think

The entirety of the case rests on twelve words.
Bon Appétit

Le Creuset Just Released a Bread Oven, and It’s a Beauty

Plus: reusable zip-top bowls from Stasher, Grand Canyon–inspired aprons, and a chic vegetable peeler that will last a lifetime.
Teen Vogue

Kylie Jenner’s Kravis Wedding Dress Reportedly Costs More Than $10K

The family apparently has access to Dolce & Gabbana’s entire archive, which is… something.

Cardi B Seamlessly Changing Diapers in Dagger Nails Proves She's Simply Not of This World

She deserves an award for this and her nail artist deserves one for these red nails that are brighter than a solo cup.

Lane Cake Is a Boozy, Coconut-Filled Southern Classic

Take your time baking Cheryl Day’s Lane cake for a true taste of Alabama.
Condé Nast Traveler

What to Do in Disney World After Dark

From a monorail bar crawl to a nighttime safari.

John Mulaney Surprises Audiences with a Transphobic Set from Dave Chappelle

Definitive proof that John Mulaney is not the wholesome softboy the Internet once made him out to be.

Jif Peanut Butter Products Recalled Following Salmonella Outbreak

The outbreak has so far been linked to 14 illnesses.

A Puzzling Quantum Scenario Appears to Violate a Law of Physics

By resolving a paradox about light in a box, researchers hope to clarify the concept of energy in quantum theory.
Vanity Fair

Report: Jared Kushner’s $2 Billion Saudi Check Appears Even More Comically Corrupt Than Previously Thought

“The reason this smells so bad is that there is all sorts of evidence he did not receive this on the merits.”

The Myth of ‘Mom Hair’

For decades, short hair and motherhood have been synonymous for various reasons—ease, propriety, Kate Gosselin—but as women have children later and our visual identity is often one we’re already comfortable with, the meaning of “mom hair” is starting to shift. 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Announce 2023 Tour

The Boss is hitting the road with the full E Street lineup for the first time since 2017