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  • While everyone's focused on the omicron variant, the delta variant of COVID-19 is still driving an increase in hospitalizations and deaths across the U.S.
  • In the same way that my human ability to identify pictures with crosswalks in them makes me smarter than a computer, chess star Magnus Carlsen is using his human instinct to destroy players who've been trained by computers to play like computers.
  • The jury in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial got a good look yesterday at this picture of Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein lounging at Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth's estate in Scotland.
  • Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who's currently 85 and on trial for allegedly bribing witnesses in an underage prostitution case, apparently wants to be president (it's a different job than P.M.).
  • "I stopped it a couple times to just make sure everybody was OK. And I really just go off the fans’ energy as a collective — call and response. I just didn’t hear that," Travis Scott said while explaining to Charlamagne tha God why he kept performing as people were being crushed to death at his concert.
  • Recent adaptations of Harriet The Spy — including the upcoming AppleTV+ version with Beanie Feldstein — have largely scrubbed out the radical, queer, feminist vision of Harriet's creator, Louise Fitzhugh.
  • At least one of Rep. Lauren Boebert's four sons holding assault rifles in their family Christmas card really looks like wants to cry.
  • And finally, I have a feeling this cow eats more than apples: