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When does sharing become oversharing?

Sharing our personal lives online is important — but it’s dangerous, too

The isolation of grief in the pandemic

The pandemic separates us when we need people most

Why I left

Hades’ greatest achievement is its brilliantly designed endgame

The DS was Nintendo at its best and weirdest

The legacy of the skate video lives on in TikTok

Skateboarding is more accessible and inclusive than ever, thanks to social media platforms

You can cop-proof your phone, but there’s a better way to stay safe

I’m addicted to Instagram scams

Twitter isn’t a government, but it’s the best one we’ve got

How an experimental story about gender and warfare shook the sci-fi community

The heady, earnest Remember Me was action game storytelling at its best

Like it or not, the Marvel empire redefined cinema this decade

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The Outer Worlds is a cruel twist on role-playing games’ lone hero stories

How Blade Runner got its name from a dystopian book about health care

What DC Comics needs to learn from Joker’s success

BoJack Horseman is its own harshest critic

Cinema’s digital impostors are coming

HBO’s Watchmen is using Easter eggs to signal that it isn’t like the comic

Gemini Man is a cinematic throwback, but it may be the future of blockbusters, too

Joker mimics King of Comedy and Fight Club, but it’s a completely different kind of film

Here’s why this is the decade of superstar astronaut movie roles

Should we treat incels as terrorists?

Transparent’s musical finale lays out the series’ intent and its legacy

Amazon Studios’ signature series comes to a triumphant end

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Up close with the Taycan, Porsche’s first electric car

It’s unsurprisingly a stunner

The Boys demonstrates why evil-Superman stories are so popular

Preacher is unwatched, unloved, and doomed — but Tulip O’Hare goes on

The latest online craze is submitting to the mortifying ordeal of being known

Quentin Tarantino’s historical revisionism makes his movies better suited for the future