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Object of the Week

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


Object of the Week

After more than a year of travel being ground to a halt, timing is everything

Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Breeze Airways


Object of the Week

At a time when women have been hit hardest by the recession, brands are making International Women’s Day about themselves

A Hershey’s chocolate bar with packaging designed specifically for International Women’s Day, with the letters “SHE” highlighted. Above the Hershey’s logo, there is the addition of the word “Celebrate,” so that in its whole it reads: “CELEBRATE HerSHEy’s.”
A Hershey’s chocolate bar with packaging designed specifically for International Women’s Day, with the letters “SHE” highlighted. Above the Hershey’s logo, there is the addition of the word “Celebrate,” so that in its whole it reads: “CELEBRATE HerSHEy’s.”
Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: PRNewsWire: The Hershey Company


Object of the Week

”My Home Office” for kids lands somewhere between dark satire and a meme

The text “Object of the Week” above  the Fisher-Price My Home Office play set with a fake laptop, headset, latte cup, pretend phone, and “4 fabric ‘apps.’”
The text “Object of the Week” above  the Fisher-Price My Home Office play set with a fake laptop, headset, latte cup, pretend phone, and “4 fabric ‘apps.’”
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Fisher-Price


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The new fleet of electric vehicles paints a brighter future where the post office actually still exists

The new US Postal Service truck
The new US Postal Service truck
Photo illustration, source: USPS


Object of the Week

How a shortage of the most boring cereal turned it into a pandemic sensation

A Grape-Nuts cereal box photoshopped onto a purple background with the text “Object of the Week” and a square frame surrounding the cereal box.
A Grape-Nuts cereal box photoshopped onto a purple background with the text “Object of the Week” and a square frame surrounding the cereal box.


Object of the Week

The story of a hippie sandal, a six-figure handbag, private equity, and a very mischievous art collective

A Birkinstock sandal, with the straps made of recycled Birkin bags, below the text “Object of the Week”.
A Birkinstock sandal, with the straps made of recycled Birkin bags, below the text “Object of the Week”.
Credit: MSCHF


Object of the Week

The meme investor mob came after a physical commodity, and it didn’t go well


Object of the Week

Explaining our obsession with the most banal gadget left in the Oval Office

An image of the call button for the President in the Oval Office with the title text “Object of the Week”
An image of the call button for the President in the Oval Office with the title text “Object of the Week”
Photo illustration, source: Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis/Getty Images


Object of the Week

They tried to overthrow our government, and all they got was a stupid T-shirt

Trump supporters flying flags near the U.S. Capitol following the Stop the Steal rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Trump supporters flying flags near the U.S. Capitol following the Stop the Steal rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.
Photo: Selcuk Acar/NurPhoto/Getty

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