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  • Great Britain has become the first country to authorize the use of a new COVID-19 pill from Merck that people with the virus can take at home to reduce their chance of needing to be hospitalized.
  • The New York Times looked into the get-out-the-vote effort by conservative groups to squash the ballot measure in New York that would've allowed for same-day voter registration.
  • Eric Adams wants to create a New York City cryptocurrency coin, whatever that means.
  • Speaking of Eric Adams, Choire Sicha's take on the mayor-elect and his transformation of the nightclub Zero Bond into some kind of intergenerational bi-partisan co-working space is one of the best pieces of Adams analysis yet.
  • Is Christmas 2021 already ruined because of supply chain problems? Or is it because of Joe Biden? Or is it because (children, avert ye eyes) Santa isn't real?
  • Congrats to South African author Damon Galgut for winning the Booker Prize for his novel, The Promise.
  • On the occasion of West Side Story and Tick Tick...Boom! coming out, The New Yorker's Richard Brody put together this list of 30 movies that are sort of musicals, and definitely sound worth watching.
  • "Avocado is normie food" — and also unsustainable to cultivate — so chefs aren't using them anymore.
  • And finally, chaos!: