‘The Office As We Know It Is Over,’ Says Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky recently announced that the company’s employees will be able to work from anywhere, including (for up to three months) overseas. He also abolished location -based pay, at least within the U.S. In the days following th…

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Wu-Tang Album Owned by Shkreli Is Sold by U.S. Government

The U.S. government has sold the only copy of the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” an album that had been owned by “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli.

The price and identity of the buyer is being kept secret, per terms of the sale, according to a press release Tuesday from the acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “The buyer&r…

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Why Most U.S. Firms Are Staying in China Despite the Crackdown

Yahoo and LinkedIn are the latest U.S. companies to throw in the towel amid China’s sweeping crackdown on private enterprise—with both announcing they are ending their services in the world’s most populous country.

But even as many experts say Beijing is presenting an increasingly hostile business environment for U.S. firms, the vast majority say they have no intention o…

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James Kennedy Is the Reality Star We Deserve

When the trailer for the Vanderpump Rules season 10 reunion dropped last week, it wasn’t the high-octane emotions or tough questions posed by Andy Cohen about “Scandoval”—the cheating debacle that has dominated the season—that captured the internet. Instead, what went viral was a handful of silly bon mots lobbed at the cheating parties by cast member James K…

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The 10 Best Movie Performances of 2023

The year now rounding to a close was a good one for movies—for real movies, pictures that didn’t spring from existing IP or court an audience interested only in retreads of things they’d seen and enjoyed before. But then, every year is a good one for actors. Even when the movie offerings by and large disappoint, actors never do—and that’s something to be grateful for anytime,…

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The 5 Best New Shows of January 2023

January tends to be a fallow month at the cinema, as a smattering of the previous year’s remainders join Oscar movies seeking an awards-season bump at the box office. (What would we have done without M3gan?) Thankfully, this time around, television has rushed in to fill the entertainment void. From a surprisingly hilarious superhero comedy to a politically minded history of hip h…

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SNL’s Predictable Shane Gillis Flip-Flop

Saturday Night Live is a fickle platform. Many successful comedians, from Damon Wayans to Jenny Slate, famously bungled their stints at 30 Rock and got fired in their debut seasons, before launching careers outside the Lorne Michaelsverse. Then there’s Shane Gillis, who didn’t even get to take the stage at Studio 8H after the show introduced him as a new cast member on Sept. 12, 20…

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The Environmental Impact of Taylor Swift’s Vinyl Albums

With the release of her new album Midnights, Taylor Swift is poised to reclaim her weekly record-sales title from Harry Styles, who eclipsed her previous album’s sales back in June. Records, in this case, refer to vinyl, the kind your (grand) parents used to listen to, and now, apparently, your tween-age daughters too.

Swift is likely to achieve her latest feat not just becau…

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