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- Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has pulled off the historic feat of seemingly winning the city's mayoral election as a write-in candidate after losing the Democratic primary to India Walton, the activist who was poised to make history herself by becoming the first democratic socialist mayor of a major city in decades. Though the write-in ballots still need to be read and tallied, Brown has already declared victory.
- The New York Times has a thorough piece on how South Korea, once best known as an exporter of Hyundais and LG appliances, has become a global force in the film, TV, and music industries.
- Deep-pocketed New York City-based companies are shelling out like never before for office space with amenities like heated outdoor seating areas in a push to convince employees to stop working from home.
- A lame thing about work-from-home culture: People don't take sick days even when they're sick, which is ultimately bad for everyone.
- Gawker examines our golden age (or twilight?) of the actually-you-were-wrong-about-this-cultural-phenomenon media industrial complex.
- Lady Gaga claims she spent nine months talking in an Italian accent while filming (and not filming) House of Gucci.
- Meme stonks can't stop never stopping.
- Here's a rollicking chat among the writers of Insecure on the occasion of the show's coming to an end.
- And finally, normalize dogs with multiple limbs:
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