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HBO’s Chief Richard Plepler, Who Greenlit Game of Thrones, Steps Down Amid AT&T Takeover

The chief executive and chairman of HBO, Richard Plepler, is leaving the company amid changing tides following a recent AT&T takeover of HBO’s parent company, Variety reported Thursday. His departure will mark the end of a nearly 30-year career with HBO, during which time the admired company head spearheaded and…

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Snoo Saved My Sanity in the Early Newborn Chaos

I knew being a new parent meant sacrificing sleep, but when our newborn son was waking up every hour…on the hour…every night…for six weeks…I realized I was walking a very fine line when it came to my mental health. I needed to sleep, or I was about to lose it.

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Not Even a Wild Original Series Connection Could Save Star Trek: Discovery From Itself

In a hard swerve from the first season, Star Trek: Discovery’s sophomore outing has been a lot happier to leave its overarching story with Spock simmering in the background as it focused on mostly standalone, classically Star Trek tales. It’s worked great so far, but tonight’s episode tried to have it both ways, and…

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A Clean Desk Starts With Cable Management, and Cable Management Starts With This Gear

A messy desk is not a sign of a genius—it’s a sign of a messy person—don’t get it twisted. The fact that “great” men had messy desks, e.g., Thomas Edison (racist), Steve Jobs (asshole), Donald Trump (racist asshole), etc., doesn’t permit you to live like a pig.

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Plagued by Predators, YouTube Is Disabling Comments on Most Videos Featuring Children

YouTube has a genuine crisis on its hands after it was revealed that comments on its site were being used to organize a child exploitation network. Major advertisers are dropping like flies. In response, YouTube on Thursday announced that it is disabling comments on almost all videos that feature minors.

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The A.V.

The A.V. Club Yes, that thing teased in the Dark Phoenix trailer is exactly what it looked like | Deadspin Either Johnny Manziel’s Wife Is The Fastest Runner In Recorded History Or She Cheated At A Half Marathon | The Root Rep. Elijah Cummings Threw Rashida Tlaib Under the Bus to Dry an Obama Birther’s White Tears |

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