Ads ruin my life

Pop Vulture

Why does every direct-to-consumer digital startup employ the same marketing team? I’m tired of baby colors and distinctive fonts trying to sell me things.
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An elegy for all the R’s I rolled

Something to write home about

I want to extend this advice to all readers: In this lockdown, watch some movies from different parts of your parents’ countries — or even your friends’. 
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Why do Americans suck at geography?

Pop Vulture

Why do I suck at geography? When we played, I couldn’t name a single other state’s capital. Imagine my dismay after reading the answers that I had actually been to two of them. At some point, you simply have to take measures to preserve yourself and your dignity, so I blame my ignorance on how eminently forgettable Carson City, Nevada, and Denver, Colorado were.
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Quarantined at UC Berkeley

Confessions of a moderator

COVID-19 is the crisis that binds us all together, which is why the Overheard at UC Berkeley banner image now reads, “Quarantined at UC Berkeley.”
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