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  • An executive producer working on a film adaptation of Alice Sebold's debut memoir Lucky noticed discrepancies between the book and script and began to have doubts about details of the case. He hired a private investigator, turned over what he learned to lawyers, and now, the man who was convicted of rape, and has always maintained he was innocent, has been exonerated.
  • Experts think you should consider stocking up on at-home COVID-19 tests while they're still available.
  • Here's an enjoyable interview with Lindsey Buckingham in which he reflects on becoming part of SNL's “What Up With That?” sketch: "It wasn’t like it didn’t resonate with my situation in real life, because I was doing my best getting heard as an artist in Fleetwood Mac, and it wasn’t always that easy to cut through the politics. You know? So there was an element that rang true to me in terms of my own life."
  • Coming to a browser near you, Detective Streetsblog stars in: The NYPD and the Case Of The Missing 311 Tickets.
  • Vermont was one of America's biggest COVID success stories, until it wasn't anymore.
  • Red Scare's Dasha Nekrasova, who recently got friendly with Alex Jones, is really leaning into downtown nihilistic chic.
  • Mets owner Steve Cohen is steaming mad at pitcher Steven Matz's agent after Matz signed with the Cardinals.
  • More lousy news for the NYC brand: A Bronx woman who recommends locking yourself to a subway pole to avoid being shoved on the tracks is going viral on TikTok.
  • The New York Times' product blog, Wirecutter, is asking readers to boycott the website on Black Friday because of a contract stalemate.
  • And finally, this little baby raccoon is TOO much: