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Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in episode 301 of Bridgerton Courtesy of Netflix

Watching

  • Bridgerton. Season 3 is finally here! We break down everything you need to know:
    • The newest leading lady. "It’s Penelope who makes all the difference," writes Judy Berman in her review of the season. Read here to learn why Penelope Featherington is the heroine we've been waiting for.
    • Who's who? If you've seen the show and/or read the books, you may know that the extensive Bridgerton family makes for a tangled family tree. Read here for what you need to know about the show's central Ton families.
    • The book vs the show. The Bridgerton books, written by Julia Quinn, are far different from the show. Here are some of the major differences between Season 3 and the book it's based on.

Reading

  • All Fours. Filmmaker, artist, and best-selling author Miranda July’s first novel in a decade is an intimate, fearless, and sexy coming-of-middle-age story about a woman hellbent on reinventing herself. Read more.
  • Blue Ruin. Hari Kunzru’s seventh novel is a provocative portrait of a once-promising artist as a disillusioned man of a certain age. Read more.
  • In Tongues. In Thomas Grattan’s rollicking sophomore release, the charming if naive Gordon moves from Minnesota to New York City where he gets a job walking the dogs of Manhattan’s elite. Read more.

Talking About

  • The newest game in the Assassin's Creed franchise has generated some controversy. Here's what to know.
  • What is the "blockout?" Activists are blocking celebrities on social media for their silence on the war in Gaza. Learn more here about the "digital guillotine."
  • Who's the best Bridgerton sibling? Benedict, duh. Here's why we love him.
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