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Sam Lipsyte traces the rise of a messiah in a satire that loses steam: EW review

How does a young, aimless man go from failed comic to corporate-wellness hack to revered lifestyle guru? Pretty easily, it turns out. Author Sam Lipsyte presents a hero for our times in Hark, a meditation on belief and optimism pushing up against political upheaval. The writer’s scope has widened...

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Off Topic: Al Pacino, rare penny, Jeff Bezos, moon’s dark side

Al Pacino is set to take on his first regular TV series role. A rare 1943 penny went up for auction. A look at Jeff Bezos' private life. A look at the dark side of the moon.

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2018 Vikings grades: Safety Harrison Smith leads a deep secondary

The Vikings defense became the NFL's first since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the 1998 and 1999 seasons to force the fewest passing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. Historical success wasn't uninterrupted. Early hiccups and an infusion of young talent for ailing starters led to the ninth-most...

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Patty Griffin Debuts New Single 'River' from Latest Album — Her First Since Battling Breast Cancer

After taking some time off to battle breast cancer, Patty Griffin is back with new music. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is set to release her eponymous 10th studio album on Mar. 8 — and PEOPLE is exclusively premiering the first song off of the new project called, “River.” “It’s...

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New York State's baseline cap on growth in school taxes will be 2 percent in 2019-20, the state comptroller's office announced Friday, marking the second consecutive year that limits on taxation will be set at the highest level allowed under state law.

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Inside Desperate Teen's International Flight to Freedom as the World Watched: 'I Swear They Will Kill Me'

It was early last Saturday when Saudi Arabian teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun crept past her vacationing family as they slept in their Kuwait hotel room, slipped outside and got into a taxi bound — she hoped — for a new life. Rahaf, 18, was not alone as she left: On her cell phone she spoke...

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If you haven't watched You on Netflix yet, you're simultaneously saving yourself the trouble of feeling paranoid about stalkers and missing out on a solid binge session. The show - based on Caroline Kepnes's bestselling (and creepy) novel - centers around a guy named Joe Goldberg, played by Gossip...

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Rent is getting ready to be shared with a whole new generation through Fox's live production later this month. While the Broadway musical first opened in 1996, it was eventually turned into a film in 2005, starring a handful of the original cast members. As Fox gets ready to adapt the memorable...

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Jimmy Fallon's high school musical with Bryan Cranston, Lana Condor goes awry

Bryan Cranston played the nerd in Jimmy Fallon‘s high school-set musical bit with Lana Condor, but his character Randy didn’t get the concept, which led to embarrassing results. In a nod to Condor’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Fallon put on “To All the Me’s I Was Before,” a...

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Two to four inches of accumulation is most likely inside the Beltway, with more south and less north.

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What To Expect From 'True Detective' Season 3, Another Crime Show Set In The Ozarks

The return of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO series, now starring Mahershala Ali, is an attempt to transport fans back to the existential days of Rust Cohle.

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What To Expect From ‘True Detective’ Season 3, Another Crime Show Set In The Ozarks

The return of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO series, now starring Mahershala Ali, is an attempt to transport fans back to the existential days of Rust Cohle.

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What To Expect From ‘True Detective’ Season 3, Another Crime Show Set In The Ozarks

The return of Nic Pizzolatto’s HBO series, now starring Mahershala Ali, is an attempt to transport fans back to the existential days of Rust Cohle.

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Warning: spoilers for Netflix's You ahead! If you're like the rest of the Netflix-obsessed world, then by now you've probably watched every episode of You, changed the passcode to every piece of technology you own, and bought an extrathick set of blackout curtains for all the windows in your home....

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With the clock ticking, a Porter Superior Court judge ordered a Merrillville woman charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme be released on her own recognizance Friday, and set her trial for April. “She can be released once you’re back to the...

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Beto O'Rourke is set to sit down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey next month. 

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A new brewery is set to launch in a Cold War-era missile command center in Pittsburgh

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U.S. Begins Syria Withdrawal, Amid Uncertainty Over Strategy

The surprise announcement by the military threatened to set off a scramble for the void that American troops would leave behind.

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2019's Potential Star Collabs, From Sheryl Crow and St. Vincent to Shawn Mendes and BTS

Some long-awaited -- and some never anticipated -- partnerships are set to potentially make new music in 2019. But who has actually put in studio...

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