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With @BTS_twt, the only constant is their duality—they’re Korean yet global, industry outsiders on the inside, equally skilled at intimacy and spectacle. @lenikacruz talked with the artists about how they made the most of a difficult year:
With @BTS_twt, the only constant is their duality—they’re Korean yet global, industry outsiders on the inside, equally skilled at intimacy and spectacle. @lenikacruz talked with the artists about how they made the most of a difficult year:
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“America under Trump became less free, less equal, more divided, more alone, deeper in debt, swampier, dirtier, meaner, sicker, and deader,” George Packer writes. “It also became more delusional.”
“America under Trump became less free, less equal, more divided, more alone, deeper in debt, swampier, dirtier, meaner, sicker, and deader,” George Packer writes. “It also became more delusional.”
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[email protected]_twt are the first artists to land a Korean song at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—and they did it without the help of U.S. radio.
@lenikacruz on why the Grammy-nominated pop septet’s hit single “Life Goes On” is resonating with millions:
.@BTS_twt are the first artists to land a Korean song at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—and they did it without the help of U.S. radio.
 @lenikacruz on why the Grammy-nominated pop septet’s hit single “Life Goes On” is resonating with millions:
BTS, the biggest band in the world, have a history of addressing social issues, including anti-Asian racism. By meeting President Biden last week, they were simply doing their part, @lenikacruz writes:
BTS, the biggest band in the world, have a history of addressing social issues, including anti-Asian racism. By meeting President Biden last week, they were simply doing their part, @lenikacruz writes:
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"Given Trump’s psychological profile, it was inevitable that when he felt the walls of reality close in on him ... he would detach himself even further from reality," writes @Peter_Wehner:
"Given Trump’s psychological profile, it was inevitable that when he felt the walls of reality close in on him ... he would detach himself even further from reality," writes @Peter_Wehner:
Today NASA released more photos from the James Webb Space Telescope, which is now in orbit around the sun about 1 million miles from Earth. Via @TheAtlPhoto, images of a stellar nursery, an exoplanet, a planetary nebula, and a quintet of galaxies:
Today NASA released more photos from the James Webb Space Telescope, which is now in orbit around the sun about 1 million miles from Earth. Via @TheAtlPhoto, images of a stellar nursery, an exoplanet, a planetary nebula, and a quintet of galaxies:
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[email protected]_twt are the first artists to land a Korean song at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—and they did it without the help of U.S. radio. @lenikacruz on why the Grammy-nominated pop septet’s hit single “Life Goes On” is resonating with millions:
.@BTS_twt are the first artists to land a Korean song at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100—and they did it without the help of U.S. radio. @lenikacruz on why the Grammy-nominated pop septet’s hit single “Life Goes On” is resonating with millions:
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"Schedule an impeachment vote for this very night. Stay ’til dawn. Do whatever is necessary. Avert any potential for martial law," @davidfrum writes:
"Schedule an impeachment vote for this very night. Stay ’til dawn. Do whatever is necessary. Avert any potential for martial law," @davidfrum writes:
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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Donald Trump's legacy: “It is still deeply challenging for so many people to accept the reality of what has happened—that a country has been captured by the worst of its history, while millions of Americans cheered this on.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Donald Trump's legacy: “It is still deeply challenging for so many people to accept the reality of what has happened—that a country has been captured by the worst of its history, while millions of Americans cheered this on.”
“The impermanence of beauty, the beauty of impermanence—these are things the music of BTS understands well.” @lenikacruz on attending the South Korean pop group’s first in-person concerts in two years:
“The impermanence of beauty, the beauty of impermanence—these are things the music of BTS understands well.” @lenikacruz on attending the South Korean pop group’s first in-person concerts in two years:
“The United States and NATO cannot force Kyiv to negotiate,” @RadioFreeTom writes. “Ukrainian territory, no matter what Henry Kissinger says, is not ours to give.”

“The United States and NATO cannot force Kyiv to negotiate,” @RadioFreeTom writes. “Ukrainian territory, no matter what Henry Kissinger says, is not ours to give.”
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"Trump is abusing the power of the presidency until his last hour in office. And his nonstop abuse seems likely to force a reckoning even by those most eager to move on," writes @DavidFrum:
"Trump is abusing the power of the presidency until his last hour in office. And his nonstop abuse seems likely to force a reckoning even by those most eager to move on," writes @DavidFrum:
“These demonstrators are asking not for lower fuel prices, or better salaries, or fair elections—the demands of so many previous protests,” writes @RoyaTheWriter. “They simply want the regime to go”:
“These demonstrators are asking not for lower fuel prices, or better salaries, or fair elections—the demands of so many previous protests,” writes @RoyaTheWriter. “They simply want the regime to go”:
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"There is a great desire to blame Trump—who is certainly very much to blame—and move on, without recognizing and responding to the dire reality: that much of the GOP enlisted in his attempt to steal an election," @zeynep writes:
"There is a great desire to blame Trump—who is certainly very much to blame—and move on, without recognizing and responding to the dire reality: that much of the GOP enlisted in his attempt to steal an election," @zeynep writes:
"It’s harder and harder to be shocked by Donald Trump, but asking Russia’s leader to interfere in American politics to help him, in the midst of a brutal and illegal war condemned by most of the world, might just do it," @GrahamDavidA writes:

"It’s harder and harder to be shocked by Donald Trump, but asking Russia’s leader to interfere in American politics to help him, in the midst of a brutal and illegal war condemned by most of the world, might just do it," @GrahamDavidA writes:
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"When asked by the FBI about the conversation, [Michael] Flynn acted like a man aware of a terrible secret that must be concealed at all costs. Trump is now pardoning Flynn to reward him for that concealment," @davidfrum writes:
"When asked by the FBI about the conversation, [Michael] Flynn acted like a man aware of a terrible secret that must be concealed at all costs. Trump is now pardoning Flynn to reward him for that concealment," @davidfrum writes:
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Removing Trump from office a week early would emphasize to his supporters that he is losing, @juliettekayyem writes: "Recruitment is easier for a winning team."
Removing Trump from office a week early would emphasize to his supporters that he is losing, @juliettekayyem writes: "Recruitment is easier for a winning team."
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BTS, Taylor Swift, Lil Uzi Vert, and more. @skornhaber, Hannah Giorgis, James Parker, and @lenikacruz pick the best albums of 2020:
BTS, Taylor Swift, Lil Uzi Vert, and more. @skornhaber, Hannah Giorgis, James Parker, and @lenikacruz pick the best albums of 2020:
The attack against Salman Rushdie is a terrible reminder of the violence that can happen to someone who has used nothing more than his words, @galbeckerman writes.
The attack against Salman Rushdie is a terrible reminder of the violence that can happen to someone who has used nothing more than his words, @galbeckerman writes.
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"The central concept in modern conservatism is victimhood. Responsibility, accountability—those are standards they apply to others, never to themselves," @davidfrum writes:
"The central concept in modern conservatism is victimhood. Responsibility, accountability—those are standards they apply to others, never to themselves," @davidfrum writes:
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