The Shadow Royals

One peculiarity of European aristocrats is that their names pile up, like snowdrifts. It’s lunchtime in Tirana, the capital of Albania, and I am about to meet Leka Anwar Zog Reza Baudouin Msiziwe Zogu, crown prince of the Albanians. (The Atlantic)

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Women of a Certain Age

Collage of actors

"In accommodating characters who are mothers, without that being their only identity, television has brought new tensions and texture to established genres." (The Atlantic)

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Two Years is Long Enough

A switch in the shape of a virus

"I am desperate for a party. So desperate I would attend an enemy’s book launch. So desperate I would attend an improv-comedy night. So desperate I would see an amateur production of Shakespeare." (The Atlantic)

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