How to watch ‘The King of Staten Island’ on demand, and why it’s not on Netflix

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The Pete Davidson comedy ‘King of Staten Island’ is available to stream online, but it won’t show up on subscription-based services such as Netflix right away. The 2020 summer movie-going season was supposed to be in full swing right now, but the coronavirus pandemic and resulting closure of movie theaters around the world left Hollywood executives with an unenviable choice: Postpone the release of would-be summer blockbusters or forgo traditional theatrical distribution and put the damn things online. Read Full Story

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Alexis Ohanian on what brands should—and shouldn’t!–be saying right now

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Investor and Reddit cofounder Ohanian says now is not the time for brand self-promotion. At the beginning of March, healthcare startup Ro—parent to brands Roman, Rory, and Zero—launched a free tele-health coronavirus risk tool, where people who may be experiencing signs or symptoms of the virus can get an online assessment, that’s reviewed by a physician. The company then connects patients in need with a medical provider for a free consultation. Read Full Story

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Why you can’t believe all the visual cues you get on video chats

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Video calls are not the real thing, and this has clear implications for our ability to show and hide our emotions online, whether they are real or fake. The majority of work and even personal meetings are now happening through video apps. As the boundaries between our work and personal lives get more blurred, it’s useful to understand how we display and convey emotions online, and whether we are able to decode and interpret other people’s emotions effectively when we see them on a computer or cellphone screen instead of right in front of us. Read Full Story

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7 black-owned businesses to support online right now

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If you want to be more intentional about where you spend your money, here are some places to start. Over the past few days, people have taken to the streets to protest the systemic racism that persists in the United States. Even if you can’t join the frontlines, there are many ways you can help. One, in particular, is by spending money at black-owned businesses, as data journalist Mona Chalabi pointed out on Instagram . Read Full Story

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