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You’re going to the beach, and you want to be entertained, but you don’t feel like lugging a giant hardcover book in your bag. Here are nine articles to save on your phone so you can read start-to-finish while working on your tan. 

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Netflix

If you bingewatched all of season 2 of Queer Eye and now you’re sad it’s over...

Read about one of the show’s stars Jonathan Van Ness, and his quest to take down toxic masculinity. (Washington Post)

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Twentieth Century FOx

If you can quote The Devil Wears Prada by heart...

Read about how verbal abuse in the fashion industry is going out of style—finally. (NY Magazine)

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Vicky Wasik for Serious Eats

If you use oat milk in your coffee and almond milk in your cereal...

Read about the history of soymilk, which predated today’s alt-milk craze. (Serious Eats)

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MIRAGEC/GETTY/The Atlantic

If you’ve recently hopped on the metal straw bandwagon...

Read about the advantages and ecological problems of disposable plastic straws. (The Atlantic)

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Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

If you’re still mourning the loss of Anthony Bourdain...

Read The Wire creator David Simon’s funny and insightful tribute to his longtime friend. (The Audacity of Despair)

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Illustration by Alicia Tatone for GQ

If you’ve ever passed by a Hooters and thought ’Why though?’...

Read about whether, in 2018, there’s still a place for Hooters and restaurants like it. (GQ)

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Warner Bros. Pictures

If you watched—and adored—Ocean’s 8...

Read about the trouble with Hollywood’s gender flips. (The New York Times Magazine)

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Illustration by Katie Kosma for Longreads

If you’re a reality TV fanatic...

Read about the rise and fall of one of the genre’s first programs, The Real World. (Longreads)

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Fotos International/Getty Images

If it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Read a touching portrait of the children’s television icon Fred Rogers. (Hazlitt) 

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