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How “Self-Care” Went From Radical to Frou-Frou to Radical Once Again
Why Casablanca Is Losing Its Hold on Movie Lovers
What’s a Celebrity to Do in the Age of Trump?
How “Sensitivity Readers” From Minority Groups Are Changing the Book Publishing Ecosystem
Go Ahead and Return That Book Late—Libraries Are Doing Away With the Overdue Fine