Day: June 22, 2020

That Time Lin-Manuel Miranda Played a MAGA Supporter


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This week: 

  • Fitting Oscar for a mask.

  • The best TV episode of the week.

  • The best new food show.

  • Laughing about Jeremy Piven.

  • Another great tweet.

‘One Day at a Time’s Sensational Animated Special

It’s no small feat that One Day at a Time manages to loudly articulate all of the volatile political and cultural talking points that cause the average person to develop anxiety and an upset stomach, yet also be the aspirin and the tonic to calm those ill and uneasy feelings. 

The Pop series, thriving despite one of the most irritating programming decisions Netflix has ever made, returned this week with a special episode. It was a special special episode, breaking

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Long Distance Bike Trips for the Coronavirus Era

Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty
Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty

Descending the tight, winding roads of the San Juan Mountains from Wolf Creek Pass at the Continental Divide, I passed a long-distance cyclist with his panier-laden bike, climbing upward at a snail’s pace. The highest point he could reach was nearly 11,000 feet. I was in awe that he was trying it—imagining the risk of not being seen by vehicles rounding tight corners, or facing heat exhaustion. 

I was also happily in an SUV with air-conditioning and snacks. 

More people are seeing longer bike rides as a way to get away from it all—a type of social distancing. If the focus is less on setting the ultra long-distance record of your lifetime and more on crafting your own meaningful and tailor-made cycling experience—which also takes into consideration where you are at, and what your skillset is—cycling longer distances can be a safer form of

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