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Photos of the week: Flooding in southern France, civilian astronauts launch from Florida, an elephant bath in Pakistan, scenes from the Met Gala in New York City, and much more—via @TheAtlPhoto: on.theatln.tc/ZrwWYJA
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A book co-written by a human and an AI, the popular film "Her," and other works consider the implications of a life intimately tied with technology in this week's #TheAtlanticBooksBriefing, by @cray_kate: on.theatln.tc/Ab0YBAk
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An extremely helpful story following today's booster news, courtesy of @rachgutman: theatlantic.com/health/archive…
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Should Americans say ‘pregnant people’ instead of ‘pregnant women’? @emmaogreen interviews Louise Melling, an expert on LGBTQ rights at the ACLU: on.theatln.tc/8yht2A2
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In 1850, a Harvard professor wanted to find physical differences between Black enslaved people and white people. He commissioned daguerreotypes of a man and his daughter. Now a woman who believes she's their descendant is fighting Harvard for ownership. on.theatln.tc/5VeMMdO
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The French ambassador made a dramatic departure from a very Washington lunch at his residence on Friday. @davidfrum was there. on.theatln.tc/4sCUDkR
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So @davidfrum happened to be at lunch at the French ambassador's residence today when the ambassador was suddenly called back to France. "Somebody loudly asked, 'Off to the state department?'" theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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"Black bodies are buried in the stickiness of history / every day bodies become the next viral death. And yet, each day / I want to write a poem about pleasure." Read a new poem for the "Inheritance" project, by @TianaClarkPoet: on.theatln.tc/kpHrjuo
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"Like booze, social media seems to offer an intoxicating cocktail of dopamine, disorientation, and, for some, dependency," @DKThomp writes: on.theatln.tc/gXv2enc
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"A predominantly remote future will challenge the need for layer upon layer of bureaucracy in American work by rejecting the assumption that 'management' is the only way to grow in a company," @edzitron writes: on.theatln.tc/wvHBRmT
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Tens of millions more Americans could soon be eligible for a COVID booster shot. If you’re one of them, you might not want to rush it, @rachgutman reports. on.theatln.tc/aWfDD2F
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.@RadioFreeTom writes: "At the least, Milley was trying to insert a moment of pause into any possible escalation to disaster, and for that we should be grateful." on.theatln.tc/XrAe8Xh
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This week on #TheExperimentPodcast: @TheAtlantic’s @hannahgiorgis traces the 35-year TV career of Susan Fales-Hill—from working with the "Julia" star and industry pioneer Diahann Carroll to breaking new ground with @TWENTIESonBET. Listen here: on.theatln.tc/JxsiEbz
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To the extent that Black women’s physical bodies have inherited any legacy in this country, it’s been one of external control. @hannahgiorgis on the pressure, risk, and expense Black women endure to attain an idealized body: on.theatln.tc/K6Xc5HO
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5/5 Read more from “What the Body Holds,” a recognition, a celebration, and a reclamation of the Black body included in chapter three of our “Inheritance” series: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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4/5 Gold teeth, a tradition of ornamentation and healing, have “lent many Black folks the opportunity to be seen by one another, and the culture built around [them] continues to grow,” @JulianThePoet writes. theatlantic.com/culture/archiv…
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3/5 📷: Akilah Townsendu
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2/5 “Gold teeth have become as much a matter of community as of style,” @JulianThePoet writes. “Every gold tooth in a Black mouth is a song with no lyrics … Often I’ve looked at a gold tooth and seen a kind of North Star, a light that chants ‘home.’”
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1/5 Grills are more than adornment, @JulianThePoet argues. They’re about choosing your own type of beauty. on.theatln.tc/sDp0htL
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"He’s been treated like a fad in human form—yet the sturdy and sincere 'Montero' may show not only the future of pop, but also the future of how to get by." theatlantic.com/culture/archiv…
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Reiki’s growing popularity in the U.S.—and its acceptance at some of the most respected hospitals—has placed it at the nexus of large, uneasy shifts in American attitudes toward our own health care, @jordan_kisner writes (from 2020): on.theatln.tc/GsT6O0b
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Read more from “What the Body Holds,” a recognition, a celebration, and a reclamation of the Black body included in chapter three of our “Inheritance” series: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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Clint Eastwood's "Cry Macho" is almost like a Western paced at half speed, told with the deliberateness demanded by a 91-year-old movie star. @davidlsims on the actor-director's return to the genre that made him famous: theatlantic.com/culture/archiv…
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The secret to Lil Nas X’s success? Not jokes, not marketing—but sadness. @skornhaber reviews the pop star’s new album, “Montero”: on.theatln.tc/SeuU7sn
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5/5 “These women have inspired every illustration and idea that has come from my hands and found its way to the bodies of people around the world,” he writes. They can show us “a better way forward.” theatlantic.com/culture/archiv…
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4/5 “I think about the Black women of the ’50s and ’60s, service workers anchored in the civil-rights movement,” Harbison writes. “They used clothing and accessories as mechanisms for freedom, dressing with a sense of strategy and deliberacy.”
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3/5 Harbison’s grandma was a factory knitter. But the “smell of machinery” and “lint littering her short cropped hair” vanished on the weekends: “Her hair and cocoa complexion served as the perfect canvas for the silky sheaths and matching clutch-and-pump sets she preferred.”
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2/5 Harbison’s mom worked at a tool factory, but on the weekends “she became a sexy Donna Karan power woman,” he writes.
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1/5 Working-class Black women are “ingenious purveyors of fashion,” but their influence has been ignored, @charlienchargie writes. Designer Charles Harbison reflects on how women like his mom and grandmother wrote their own beauty narratives. theatlantic.com/culture/archiv…
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Today marks 10 years since the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests. “Occupy provided a blueprint for how popular dissent and demands can change America,” @malevitin writes. “Now a new 99 percent must write the next chapter”: on.theatln.tc/2WXQMrk
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Black women face immense pressure to fit a specific beauty standard, writes @hannahgiorgis. But stories about botched surgeries don't tend to acknowledge how unrelenting that pressure can be—or the role that racialized trauma can play in exacerbating it. on.theatln.tc/Qy3z4YM
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Frustrated by the wait for COVID vaccines for children under 12 and desperate to protect their families, some parents are lying about their kids’ ages to get them vaccinated, @SarahHosseiniUS reports. on.theatln.tc/7PqGGLZ
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DAILY CROSSWORD: nine letters: ‘Everything I Never Told You’ author: on.theatln.tc/z3eU1Pq
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“Don’t just take your friendship at face value. There’s always more to be uncovered and unearthed.” For The Friendship Files, @julieebeck talks with two women who overcame a suspicious, awkward first impression, and used poetry to build a deep friendship: on.theatln.tc/idxakDw
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Liberated from its previous desire to parse events in a meaningful way, “The Morning Show” has become stranger and more fun. @sophieGG on the campy extravagance of the Apple TV+ series: on.theatln.tc/pg4nBz1
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Today in The Atlantic: @hannahgiorgis on the problem with fixating on Black women’s plastic-surgery stories. Plus: @edzitron on the end of managers, and @DKThomp on why social media is attention alcohol. Read it all here: on.theatln.tc/WdQLWr4
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Wrote about this program here. Lindell has been one of the participants. Just because it's crazy, or worse, doesn't mean people aren't listening: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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In 1850, a Harvard professor wanted to find physical differences between Black enslaved people and white people. He commissioned daguerreotypes of a man and his daughter. Now a woman who believes she's their descendant is fighting Harvard for ownership. on.theatln.tc/i190lNf
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A book co-written by a human and an AI, the popular film "Her," and other works consider the implications of a life intimately tied with technology in this week's #TheAtlanticBooksBriefing, by @cray_kate: on.theatln.tc/RPI9DYJ
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the wait for COVID-19 vaccines for young kids has made parents desperate and afraid—so much so that some are lying about their kids’ ages to get them the vaccine early. And it wasn’t that difficult to do. incredible reporting from @SarahHosseiniUS: theatlantic.com/family/archive…
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i've been thinking about Ron calling colonel taylor "Brad" all week. theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
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"A fair summary of Instagram according to Instagram might go like this: Here is a fun product that millions of people seem to love; that is unwholesome in large doses; that makes a sizable minority feel more anxious, more depressed...." @DKThomp: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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Photos of the week: Flooding in southern France, civilian astronauts launch from Florida, an elephant bath in Pakistan, scenes from the Met Gala in New York City, and much more—via @TheAtlPhoto: on.theatln.tc/HAOxxKZ
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Wilco's second-, maybe third-, best album came out 20 years ago tomorrow. Here's @skornhaber's great essay on it from a few years back: theatlantic.com/entertainment/…
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What I loved about this Friendship Files conversation was that there wasn’t an instant connection—things were awkward at first, and one friend was suspicious of the other. It’s about how friendships that don’t come easy are still worthwhile. theatlantic.com/family/archive…
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"A predominantly remote future will challenge the need for layer upon layer of bureaucracy in American work by rejecting the assumption that 'management' is the only way to grow in a company," @edzitron writes: on.theatln.tc/XYy5UIu
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As you might have heard, the FDA is having a little meeting about boosters today. Here's your background reading! -@KatherineJWu on what to make of all this talk about waning immunity: theatlantic.com/science/archiv…
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