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This is my last post as a regular columnist for GEN. This is because I am tired. Over a year ago, I came here to write exclusively about politics, which was a subject I had gravitated toward during my tenure at GQ. For the bulk of my existence, I never…

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Now is not the time to tell people that a rare piece of good news is actually bad news, but allow me to be King Asshole for a moment, won’t you? Here is the good news in question: A few weeks ago, Deadline reported that Olivia Wilde was signing to…

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  1. Abusive parents
  2. Plastic surgeons who get three stars or less on Yelp
  3. Men livestreaming from the driver’s seat
  4. Evangelicals no longer interested in pretending
  5. Boaters operating their boats without any official license or instruction
  6. “Khaki dads”
  7. Tiger Kings
  8. Washed-up comedians
  9. Toppled statues
  10. Cops who learned all their best practices from…

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You knew that America’s colleges weren’t gonna give up the gravy train that easily. The U.S. Covid-19 infection rate is dropping but is still alarmingly high, to the point where sending any child to any school is still a fraught proposition. This would have been a perfect time to kill…

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Senator Kamala Harris speaks via Zoom during a Women for Biden event on May 21, 2020. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

There’s no actual Democratic National Convention taking place this week and I couldn’t be happier. To prevent the spread of Covid-19, Democrats and (shockingly) Republicans have decided to stage the bulk of their respective conventions virtually. I promise you that, even when you include The 2020 Factor, this will be…

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President Trump speaks during a Covid-19 briefing at the White House. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

If you’ve ever divorced Donald Trump, you know that things don’t end well with him. The United States is already getting a horrifying idea of what that process looks like. Nearly 165,000 of us are dead, and there is copious evidence that this is because Trump was afraid a Covid-19…

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I am a writer who can’t write. If you ever saw my actual handwriting, the jig would be up. I’ve written books, and sometimes I inscribe them for people, and when I do, it looks like I’ve defaced my own work. One time, I made a mistake while signing a…

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Why us? Over the past few months, I’ve been watching us fall behind practically every other country on Earth in terms of Covid-19 prevention and thinking to myself, Why America? Why are we so vulnerable to misinformation that we have both citizens AND leaders who don’t just ignore the basic…

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Michael Hermosillo of the Los Angeles Angels catches a fly ball in an empty stadium. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I think Major League Baseball saw all this coming; they just didn’t give a shit. Baseball returned last week to empty stadiums all across the country, and even before the first pitch was thrown, MLB had fucked everything up. Nationals superstar Juan Soto tested positive for the coronavirus (he has…

Drew Magary

Columnist at GEN. Co-founder, Defector. Author of Point B.

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