Baby Yoda: the Mandalorian’s adorable alien co-star, explained

Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Pictures via Disney+ We would die for this adorable lil’ guy. Baby Yoda is perfection, and I won’t hear otherwise. Not that I’m worried anyone will disagree, because this is one take the world seems to stand behind. The TV show that birthed him, the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian, got off to a slow start, in part because it’s full of big-name character actors playing unfamiliar intergalactic heroes and villains. But…

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Larry Page, Alphabet’s absentee CEO, is stepping down after a challenging year for Big Tech

Google co-founder Larry Page speaking at a developer conference in 2013. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Sundar Pichai, who was already CEO of Google, will now officially take over as CEO of Alphabet, too. Google co-founder Larry Page no longer runs the company he helped create 21 years ago. On Tuesday, Page announced that he’s handed the job to Sundar Pichai, who was already CEO of Google and is now also CEO of Alphabet, the parent…

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The debate over whether to ban “virginity testing,” explained

Rapper T.I. speaks during his 14th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center on November 26, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. | Paras Griffin/Getty Images New York State is considering barring the practice after T.I.’s comments about his daughter. The rapper T.I. sparked nationwide controversy last month when he said he takes his 18-year-old daughter to the doctor every year to check if she is a virgin. While he later said his…

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A whistleblower movie isn’t an obvious fit for Todd Haynes. That’s why he made Dark Waters.

Mark Ruffalo plays lawyer and whistleblower Rob Bilott in Dark Waters. | Focus Features Mark Ruffalo stars in the true-life drama about a lawyer standing up to DuPont Chemical. Dark Waters isn’t your typical Todd Haynes movie. The director of a varied array of movies like Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, and Carol is known for his pioneering queer cinema and lush, haunting tales of love and fear. A whistleblower drama based on a real-life…

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The most damning sentence in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, makes a closing statement during an impeachment inquiry hearing on November 21, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images This sentence is really all you need to know — and it’s arguably the most important sentence in the impeachment saga so far. The House Intelligence Committee just released a 300-page report with the conclusions from its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions involving…

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