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The Founder Is A Capitalist Happy Meal With A Vanilla Shake

In 1948, brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald launched their billion-dollar burger franchise with two sandwiches and a hundred rules. McDonald’s banned more things than it served: plates, silverware, jukeboxes, carhops, cigarette machines, frozen foods, phone booths, tables, tipping, and women, who weren’t allowed to work at the restaurant until all…
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Cole Sprouse’s Jughead Is Still Figuring Out His Sexuality, Riverdale Producer Reveals

There’s always a need for more diverse and complex representation on TV, so when Cole Sprouse revealed that Jughead Jones wouldn’t be depicted as asexual on The CW’s Riverdale, fans were understandably upset. Jughead’s asexuality — revealed in writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Erica Henderson’s Jughead No. 4 — was…
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Trump As Iago

Politics Sam Gold presents a version of ‘Othello,’ starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig, that has never been more viscerally, frighteningly American Before British dramatist Patrick Hamilton coined the term “gaslighting” in 1938, before social media called out Mike Pence for doing it during the 2016 vice-presidential debate, and before…
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