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Bucatini is so 2020

Enlarged view of a new type of pasta called “cascatelli.” The pasta has a U-shape with a ribbed outer edge.
Enlarged view of a new type of pasta called “cascatelli.” The pasta has a U-shape with a ribbed outer edge.
Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Scott Gordon Bleicher/Dan Pashman


Number Crunch

The cost of not giving black films and filmmakers the funding, support, or distribution they deserve

Number Crunch logo in the top right corner, above the text “$10 billion: How much revenue Hollywood loses out on every year by undervaluing Black films and filmmakers Source: McKinsey & Co.” Behind the text is a film slate illustration.
Number Crunch logo in the top right corner, above the text “$10 billion: How much revenue Hollywood loses out on every year by undervaluing Black films and filmmakers Source: McKinsey & Co.” Behind the text is a film slate illustration.


The private club chain was saddled with debt. Now it’s prepping for a hedonism boom—and plans to IPO

Photos: Jeff Schear/Stringer; Jennifer Graylock/Stringer; Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty


Illustration: Davide Barco for LEVEL


Number Crunch

Americans are obsessed with British royals, but it’s Oprah who reigns supreme

Number Crunch logo above the text “17.1 million: Number of viewers who watched Oprah’s two-hour interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on CBS. Source: Wall Street Journal.” Behind the copy, there is an illustration of a giant eye with an outline of the crown in its iris.
Number Crunch logo above the text “17.1 million: Number of viewers who watched Oprah’s two-hour interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on CBS. Source: Wall Street Journal.” Behind the copy, there is an illustration of a giant eye with an outline of the crown in its iris.


Online marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, and Zazzle have allowed hatred and misinformation to be marketed to the masses

Photo: Italic/Unsplash


Number Crunch

Celebrity shenanigans just aren’t the same on Zoom

The Number Crunch logo next to an infographic showing 62 out of 100 power button symbols as green. There is text next to the infographic which states “62%: The drop in Golden Globes viewership on Sunday compared to last year. Source: Nielsen”
The Number Crunch logo next to an infographic showing 62 out of 100 power button symbols as green. There is text next to the infographic which states “62%: The drop in Golden Globes viewership on Sunday compared to last year. Source: Nielsen”


Turns out it’s more than just a silly game of fast food one-upmanship

Photo: Taco Bell


The Tesla CEO has a better command of social media — and online culture in general — than the head of any social media company

Elon Musk on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 1, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Britta Pedersen/Pool/Getty Images


What a virtual pet site taught me about the power of investing communities

An image of a Neopets shoyru holding up a generic market chart with the text “The market could crash at any moment.”
An image of a Neopets shoyru holding up a generic market chart with the text “The market could crash at any moment.”
Image: Neopets

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