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  • Overdose deaths are on the rise in America: in the 12-month period ending this past April, more than 100,000 people in the country died of overdoses, "up almost 30 percent from the 78,000 deaths in the prior year."
  • The Atlantic recently released a piece connecting crystal meth use with increases in homelessness in the country—here's why that was incorrect.
  • Jacob Chansley, the man known as the "QAnon Shaman," has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for rioting at the Capitol on January 6th.
  • Vox tries to explain why some normal-looking dudes have attracted a feverish, extremely horny following.
  • Dave Chappelle claimed in his controversial Netflix standup special that his trans friend Daphne Dorman was bullied by LGBTQ+ people online and then committed suicide, linking the two events. But people who knew Dorman say there is no evidence that she was "hounded to suicide" by trans activists.
  • The next time I'm in L.A., I can't wait to go watch a Lakers game at the...Crypto.com Arena?
  • Rapper Young Dolph has reportedly been fatally shot in Memphis. He was 36.
  • Randall Park will star in a new Netflix comedy set at the last Blockbuster Video in America.
  • Do you want to give your dog an exclusive, private dog run experience in the city? It seems you can: "For yearly fees ranging from free to $2,200, private dog runs offer an alternative to the city’s 84 public runs."
  • Spider-Man may be facing a cadre of multiversal villains from three different Spider franchises in the new trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home, but Sony and Marvel are still holding back on showing Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.
  • A couple new tracks worth listening to today: Spoon contributed a cover of “Christmas Time (Is Here Again)” to a Spotify Holiday Collection; Alex Cameron released his first single in over two years, the swaggering "Sara Jo;" and the brilliant Cate Le Bon released her latest single, "Moderation."
  • And finally, this dog seems perfectly normal to me: