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The New Yorker

Putin’s Pivot to a “Really Big War” in Ukraine

As his invasion enters its fourth month, the Russian leader is preparing for the long haul. Meanwhile, the military is chattering about its losses, and putting out calls for supplies on Telegram.
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?
Wired

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.
Pitchfork

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.
Glamour

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. 
Allure

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.
Condé Nast Traveler

What to Do in Disney World After Dark

From a monorail bar crawl to a nighttime safari.
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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.
Epicurious

Lane Cake Is a Boozy, Coconut-Filled Southern Classic

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

Jif Peanut Butter Products Recalled Following Salmonella Outbreak

The outbreak has so far been linked to 14 illnesses.
Wired

What is Wi-Fi 7? Everything You Need to Know 

The Wi-Fi 6E successor is likely more than a year away, but it promises to significantly boost the speed and stability of your wireless connections.
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.”
Pitchfork

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
The New Yorker

Flight Attendants Fighting Back

Sara Nelson, the head of the largest flight attendants’ union, leads her members through turbulent times and mounts a major organizing drive at Delta.
Bon Appétit

Cinnamon-Sugar Tteok Are the Chewy 5-Minute Dessert You Need

Bouncy Korean rice cakes are just as good sweet as they are spicy.