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Her new single and livestream showcase her honest-yet-savvy image.
The rising popularity of the old bat-and-ball sport in America marks the glorious return of a pre-Civil War pastime.
Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."
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Three Atlantic writers discuss Starz's buzzy new fantasy show.
J. Cole's tribute to Michael Brown implores, "All we wanna do is be free."
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The final shootout is cool, though.
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Some graphic designers are trying to embrace the pre-Nazi meaning of the symbol.
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