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Published in: May-June 2021 issue.


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The Kiss  It was the end of the guest host’s opening monolog on Saturday Night Live, following a long setup that only a devotee of the TV series The Office could love (or understand) to justify what came next: a mouth-to-mouth kiss between the show’s handsome star, John Krasinski, and the heavily tattooed yet still ephebic Pete Davidson. Indeed the rationale for the kiss was so convoluted, one can only conclude that someone at NBC really wanted to make this happen—because it was, after all, a political statement that aired on the very first SNL episode following the inauguration of Joe Biden. As Grace Slick averred at Woodstock: “It’s a new dawn; believe it.”