1. movies about movies
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  2. tv about movies
    Ava DuVernay Is Making an HBO Max Show Based on One Perfect Shot Twitter Account Each episode will take a deep dive into a director’s “most iconic shot,” as well as a seminal cinematic image that influenced their career.
  3. food media
    Five Bon Appétit Stars Have Exited the Test Kitchen As has print employee Ryan Walker-Hartshorn. All say Condé Nast Entertainment is failing to make meaningful change to the way it does business.
  4. in the air tonight
    Watching These Teens Hear ‘In the Air Tonight’ for the First Time Is So Joyful Experiencing that drum fill for the first time is like seeing a new color.
  5. the inside track
    Victoria Monét Saved the Best Songs for Herself The title track of Monét’s ’70s-tinged debut proves she’s not just someone else’s songwriter.
  6. movies
    A New BTS Movie Is Coming to a Theater Near You That is, if it’s open.
  7. explainers
    TikTok Has 45 Days Until … What, Exactly? A breakdown for those of us having a breakdown over the TikTok ban.
  8. follow friday
    Raina Morris Is a Self-Plagiarist “What, am I gonna get expelled?!”
  9. trailer mix
    Like Oh My God the Season Two PEN15 Trailer Is Here “I’m sorry, I’m just hormonal!”
  10. a-wap-bop-a-loo-bop
    A Guide to All the Cameos in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’ Video From Normani to Rosalía, and yes, Kylie Jenner.
  11. movie review
    The Burnt Orange Heresy Is Light on Thrills, Heavy on Beautiful Things Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki star in a suspenseless noir that’s worth watching mainly for how luxurious everyone and everything in it is.
  12. trauma
    Last Chance U’s New Season Takes an Unexpected, Sad Detour The episode “Greyhaven” is about football, sure, but it’s more about the trauma echoing through the family of fantasy author Marion Zimmer Bradley.
  13. this week in late night
    Seth Meyers Taking ‘A Closer Look’ at Trump’s Axios Interview Won Late Night Also, Jamie Foxx is so nice he makes the list twice.
  14. nasty
    The ‘Clean’ Version of ‘WAP’ Is Actually So Much Filthier It’s much more detailed in a sensory way.
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