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Trending: Even the deli guy was confused, so maybe Cynthia Nixon should’ve rethought that bagel

By Briana Ellison

September 11, 2018 at 6:42 PM

Cynthia Nixon ordered what is easily the weirdest bagel combo in New York ... maybe.

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@ekcranley, tweeting about New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon ordering a cinnamon raisin bagel topped with lox, cream cheese, onions, tomato and capers. The combo left incredulous New Yorkers confused as to why the former actress would pair raisins with smoked fish. Nixon later defended her order, saying, “I mean, it’s not uncooked oatmeal.”

Trump didn't exactly grasp the solemn atmosphere of visiting a 9/11 memorial.

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@mrl_216, slamming President Trump for the way he approached the 9/11 memorial in Shanksville, Pa., which honors the passengers of Flight 93. As Trump greeted a group of supporters, he put his hands into the air and fist-pumped. The enthusiastic gesture was widely panned as inappropriate for the solemn occasion.

In his first regular season game as coach, Matt Patricia got a taste of the bad Detroit Lions.

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@Danny_Heifetz, tweeting about the facial expressions of Matt Patricia, head coach of the Detroit Lions, after the team lost 48-17 to the New York Jets on Monday. Throughout the game, Patricia seemed equal parts agitated and exasperated, as the Jets scored 20 seconds in and Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions.

Paul McCartney gave a doozy of an interview — and shaded Quincy Jones in the process.

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@srtalmadge, reacting to Paul McCartney’s interview with GQ. McCartney told a number of incredible stories about his life and The Beatles, including his first (and only) acid trip, how he thinks John Lennon would have been “all over” Auto-Tune — and an odd recounting of The Beatles’ sex lives during their early days of fame.

Cartoons aren't inherently racist. But drawing on stereotypes to draw a black woman is.

@chikiguna, discussing Australian cartoonist Mark Knight’s take on Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, in which Williams appears overly muscular with large lips, echoing stereotypes about black women. Osaka, who is biracial, is shown as a white woman. Knight deactivated his social media accounts Tuesday.


Briana is a news editor at Express, and joined the team in January 2018. Before working at The Washington Post Express, Briana was the copy editor at Northern Virginia Magazine.

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Trending: Even the deli guy was confused, so maybe Cynthia Nixon should’ve rethought that bagel

By Briana Ellison

September 11, 2018 at 6:42 PM

Cynthia Nixon ordered what is easily the weirdest bagel combo in New York ... maybe.

Getty Images (Theo Wargo/)

@ekcranley, tweeting about New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon ordering a cinnamon raisin bagel topped with lox, cream cheese, onions, tomato and capers. The combo left incredulous New Yorkers confused as to why the former actress would pair raisins with smoked fish. Nixon later defended her order, saying, “I mean, it’s not uncooked oatmeal.”

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