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Bird of the Week: Toucan Barbet

'A damn watercolor of a bird.'

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We Don’t Talk Enough About: Lox Spread

It's a delicious schmear for all the people, not just the privileged few.

The Discourse
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Please Enjoy This Wild Nextdoor Letter About Yelling and Pickleball

Sincerely? Husband.

Bad Online
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The AOC Dress Freakout Isn’t Really About AOC

It's about the enraging limitations of our current political moment.

Bad Online
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An In-Depth Interview With My Son About Today’s World

I thought I'd use this week's What Now to see what insights he might have on the many pressing topics of the day.

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Bird of the Week: Steller’s Sea Eagle

Journey with us to the far shores of Japan and Russia, where this incredible bird rules over all that it surveys.

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The 13 Most Embarrassing Songs About Hating Donald Trump

Trump has left office (for now) but these ultra-cringey pop culture artifacts are still haunting us.

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Meet the World’s Newest Socialist Heroes

In a gated community in Buenos Aires, the world's largest rodent is causing a ruckus and seizing the means of production.

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The Discourse Blog Reader Survey: Are We Having Fun Yet?

In our second reader survey, we asked about expensive mistakes, military propaganda, litter boxes, and which Matt readers would rather marry.

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America’s Top Nazi Is a Broke Little Booger Who Can’t Get a Table

Punching Nazis works!

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Bird of the Week: Shoebill

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My Mad Max Apocalypse Plan is to Drive a Zamboni

I'll be just fine!

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Having Our Dead Bodies Sold Back to Us

Laying out a vision of a death untouched by profit motive.

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Bird of the Week: Spotted Eagle-Owl

OMF and indeed G.

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Pandemic Life: I Guess We’re at the Crossword Puzzle Phase

With our previously-scheduled pandemic reemergence on pause, the beautifully dull crossword puzzle has somehow become the most thrilling thing in my life.

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Bird of the Week: Bumblebee Hummingbird

Meet the second-smallest bird in the world. Like, all of it.

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Behold, Mark Zuckerberg’s Latest Effort to Make the World Worse

Zoom is bad enough, but Oculus' new product adds creepy cartoon avatars and a virtual whiteboard into the mix.

Labor
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In ‘The White Lotus,’ Goliath Wins

'That was the best seating ever.'

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Bird of the Week: Great Bittern

When we say great, we MEAN it.

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State Flags, Ranked

Some U.S. state flags deserve to flap freely in the breeze for years to come. Others should be burned immediately.

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