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10 TV Shows & Movies to Watch 6 Feet Away From Your Roommate

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


It feels very strange to be stuck in place—a house, an apartment—while so much is changing out in the world. And for those of you who have already begun to feel murderous toward your roommates (or significant others, siblings, parents, cousins—all of which by now have become, in all but name, your roommates), it's important to cultivate what Seamus Heaney called "moments of lift, of joy." Whatever you’re going through right now, here are ten shows and movies, all available on streaming services, to distract and delight.

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A Definitive Ranking of Food Scenes in This Year’s Best Picture Nominees

Well. There’s a lot more war than food in this year’s Best Picture nominees. Three wars and a gang war, two very different slices of class war, and then this tiny, localized war also known as a divorce. Themes of feast and famine thread across the film…

Well. There’s a lot more war than food in this year’s Best Picture nominees. Three wars and a gang war, two very different slices of class war, and then this tiny, localized war also known as a divorce. Themes of feast and famine thread across the films, so when food does make an appearance, it’s worth paying close attention.

Food media likes to rank food scenes. But listen, this is the definitive definitive ranking of the best food scenes from this year’s nominees for the Academy Award for Best Picture. (Warning: There are some spoilers. But none that won’t make you want to watch the rest of the film.)

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This Fractured Miniature Is My Favorite Reminder of My Uncle’s Life

An object is often worth more than its material form. It can bring with it cultural echoes, family history, and personal memory. In The Things We Treasure, writers tell us about their most priceless possessions—and the irreplaceable stories behind them…

An object is often worth more than its material form. It can bring with it cultural echoes, family history, and personal memory. In The Things We Treasure, writers tell us about their most priceless possessions—and the irreplaceable stories behind them.


“I’m telling Dad on you,” my younger brother said, backing away from me. His elbow brushed against the bamboo reeds that lined the pond’s rim.

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The Unbearable Kindness of Warehouse Beef Stew

I once saw a wall of boxes bury a man in the back of a semi. This was in the truck bay of The Company’s fulfillment warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota. I had been working there for a few weeks. The boxes were packed to the ceiling of the trailer and the …

I once saw a wall of boxes bury a man in the back of a semi. This was in the truck bay of The Company’s fulfillment warehouse in Shakopee, Minnesota. I had been working there for a few weeks. The boxes were packed to the ceiling of the trailer and the trailer was ten feet high. The man was unloading, twisting back to throw each box onto the conveyor belt behind him. Then he pulled the wrong box and, looking up, realized.

“I think I’m losing my mind,” I told my sister, spilling into the kitchen.

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