Lara Croft, Sexual-Assault Escapee: This Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

Our roundup of the most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about pop culture we've come across in the past seven days. Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed:


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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

Spencer Kornhaber is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers pop culture and music. He was previously an editor at Patch.com and a staff writer at OC Weekly. He has written for Spin, The AV Club, and RollingStone.com.

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