The Man Loves The Extra Publicity

"No one here is rebelling against the Man. The Man loves the extra publicity; it helps sell more $35,000 tickets to socialites who love a frisson of revolution as long as it’s safely divorced from the threat of actual tumbrels." (The Atlantic)

The Problem With Being Cool About Sex

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"Porn consumption is now such a fixture of modern life—there is no chance the American government will take your smut away—that space has opened up to question its effects without being dismissed as a wannabe censor. Which isn’t to say that admitting to reservations about current sexual trends is easy." (The Atlantic)

Why Families Argue About Weight

"Genetically, Xand and Chris van Tulleken are clones. Yet the 42-year-old twins do not look identical, because Xand is more than 30 pounds heavier than Chris." (The Atlantic)

The Superstars of Tourette’s TikTok

Glen Cooney

"Halfway through our conversation, Glen Cooney calls me a four-letter word often cited as the most offensive in the English language. But that’s okay. He doesn’t mean it. On Twitter, such behavior would get Cooney canceled a dozen times a day, but on TikTok, it has made him a star." (The Atlantic)