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Object of the Week

Why Everyone Is Still So Fascinated With Trump’s Diet Coke Button

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

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Object of the Week is a new column exploring the objects a culture obsesses over and what that reveals about us.

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