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    The Telekinesis Puzzle 8-Across, Eight Letters: Setting for the opening scene of Us.
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    The Ginny & Georgia Cast Loves a Hallmark Christmas Moment Sara Waisglass, Jennifer Robertson, and Mason Temple discuss the reason for the TV season.
  3. this week in late night
    The Daily Show Says Good-bye to Trevor Noah He always seemed keenly aware of the rhetorical position he was taking as well as his more global perspective in American late-night comedy.
  4. best of 2022
    Did We Want Too Much From Movies in 2022? Our film critics continue to chase that feeling of being utterly obliterated by what they see onscreen.
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    Taylor Swift Is Writing and Directing a Movie All Too Well (120 Minute Version)?
  6. hear me out
    Let’s Speculate Wildly About the White Lotus Ending One episode left and still so much backstabbing, frenemy friction, marital infidelity, and financial messiness to resolve.
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    Brittney Griner Has Been Released From Russian Detention The WNBA star arrived back in the U.S. on Friday morning.
  8. theater review
    Adrienne Kennedy Goes Big: Ohio State Murders on Broadway Audra McDonald performing Adrienne Kennedy is almost everything a production needs. Almost.
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    SNL’s Punkie Johnson Leaves the After-Party for Taco Bell “Taco Bell, for me, is an every-Saturday stop.”
  10. last night on late night
    Trevor Noah Thanks Fans, Haters, and Black Women In his last episode as the host of The Daily Show.
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    SZA Blesses Us With SOS This Holiday Season Featuring Don Toliver, Phoebe Bridgers, Travis Scott, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
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    Every Company That’s Dropped Kanye West And what they all had to say about it.
  13. film twitter
    Daniel Kwan Gently Reminds Fans to Be Nice About Year-End Movie Lists The Everything Everywhere All at Once co-director wants you to ask, what would Waymond do?
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    Jennifer Lawrence Knows Other Women Have Led Action Films Before She said she made a “blunder” in her conversation with Viola Davis due to nerves.
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