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Amanda Sakuma
Editor/writer. Words in GEN, The Atlantic, Glamour, The Intercept, MSNBC, NBC News, NYT, Vice, Vox, and more.
Presenting the Garbage Sons: Donald Trump Jr., Hunter Biden, and Kendall Roy. Photos: Getty Images, HBO

Hunter Biden is the true poster boy for a generation of Garbage Sons.

The 49-year-old is currently on a mea culpa tour of sorts to publicly atone for a lifetime of profiting from a personal and professional identity centered around being “the son of Joe Biden.” And while he may…


How I Got Through This

Photo illustration; source: Minecraft/Mojang Studios

Few things have brought me more comfort and joy during the pandemic than a video game beloved by millions of adolescent children. I’m a grown-ass adult who does Very Adult Things, like paying taxes and drinking whiskey straight, and yet Minecraft consumes a not so insignificant portion of my brain…


Photos: Hallmark

I have a confession to make: I know very little about the Hallmark Channel canon of holiday romance films. The TV in my childhood home picked up fewer than 10 channels on any given day; family-friendly melodramas were not part of the regular programming. Yet over the years, I’ve heard…


A makeup artist rates Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s over-the-top makeup disasters. It’s straight out of central casting for B-movies and horror films, writes Sarah Graalman. You couldn’t come up…


Did the Asian American vote make a difference in Joe Biden’s win? When we say “suburban voters” abandoned Donald Trump this election, many tend to assume we’re talking about white…


Here’s what it’s like to watch your dad get publicly fired by Donald Trump. Writer Sean Kernan delves into the backstory behind the abrupt decision by his father, Joseph Kernan, to leave his post as undersecretary of defense for intelligence in the Defense Department. The senior Kernan was one of…


Worried the United States is careening toward an imminent coup? Timothy Snyder’s latest piece may not ease your anxieties, but it’ll at least help you identify the warning signs. The…

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