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State of the Union: Esquire rounds up interviewees’ thoughts on the nation. God Bless America. And Alyssa Milano. [Esquire]

Loving Cup: Is Bill Simmons the Manchurian Soccer Candidate? [Page2]

Big Time: Big Boi’s new solo album is streaming now. To remind you why you should take heed, he’s put together a retrospective of his finer lyrical moments entitled Big Boi MixTape For Dummies. [LATimes]

Mad Hype: Mad Men wardrobe designer Janie Bryant heads to the costume truck, giving a sneak peek at the upcoming season’s looks. Draper’s suits will be getting darker, to match his storyline. Should prove challenging, since he’s already living a pretty charcoal life. [AMC]

—N.B.

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