Kissing your cousin through a screen

The pandemic Oscars were just as silly as the regular ones.

I watched the Oscars on Sunday night as I do every year, and at first I was as dispirited as I have been whenever someone invites me to a “virtual” event. From the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve been impatient about that; I’ve wanted to do the thing itself, not the simulation, the screen-intermediated thing, or the NFT. I’ve been willing to wait, even …

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