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Lex writes about race, pop culture, and sports. Follow him on Twitter at @tribecalledlex_ .

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How Serena Williams Reshaped Tennis Forever

If she is in fact done, the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s legacy will be measured not only by the accolades and accomplishments, but also by how she reshaped the sport

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The Power of Serena, on Full Display One More Time

Everyone seemed nervous during Williams’s win over Anett Kontaveit at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. Everyone except Serena, that is.

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Unexplained Phenomena: Deciphering the Grand Spectacle of ‘Nope’

Unlike Jordan Peele’s previous efforts, his latest doesn’t immediately reveal what, exactly, this movie is about

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Allyson Felix Is Running Her Last Race—and Getting Ready For a Mission

The most decorated woman in American track and field history is on the verge of retirement. What comes next will be the hard part.

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Complex Savior: Kendrick Lamar and the Religion of Self

On ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,’ the Compton rapper is still a man of faith, but he’s also chosen himself

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“Step Into the Light”: Breaking Down Episode 9 of ‘Atlanta’

In Season 3’s penultimate episode, ‘Atlanta’ stubbornly sticks to its recurring one-off format, and the latest stand-alone narrative offers an interesting take on the precarity of racial identity

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“There’s No Other Rapper I’m Competing With”: Pusha T Is Ready to Re-up

Don’t ask King Push whether he needs to change—ask him how he’s evolved. The legendary MC talks about his craft, the differences between Kanye and Pharrell, and his new album, ‘It’s Almost Dry.’

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“You Owe Me ’Bout $3 Million”: Breaking Down Episode 4 of ‘Atlanta’

In the latest thought experiment on ‘Atlanta,’ a Tesla investor and DNA testing pave the way for legal reparations

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The Hidden and Eternal Spirit of the Great Dismal Swamp

For nearly all of its modern existence, the Great Dismal Swamp has been excluded from U.S. history. Now there’s a push to bring its significance to light—and it’s revealing what really goes into remembering the truths of our ancestors.

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Robert Glasper Has the Freedom to Take Flight

The legendary jazz pianist discusses his craft, creating during COVID, and his new LP, ‘Black Radio III’