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  • Here is an excellent piece about the plight of the city's 65,000 delivery workers and their attempts to organize: "Workers developed the whole system — the bikes, repair networks, shelters, charging stations — because they had to. To the apps, they are independent contractors; to restaurants, they are emissaries of the apps; to customers, they represent the restaurants. In reality, the workers are on their own, often without even the minimum in government support."
  • Everything is coming up squirrels today.
  • A hospital in upstate New York announced that it will stop delivering babies this month "after several staffers in the maternity department resigned over the hospital system’s coronavirus vaccine mandate."
  • Here's the best thing you'll read today about a person who wrote fake Dear Prudence letters for fun until it eventually turned into fodder for the Fox News outrage machine.
  • It's Dunkin's world, we're just living in it (and shopping in it).
  • Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is concerned that the public increasingly sees the court as a partisan institution, concerns she shared after being introduced by Mitch McConnell at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center.
  • Marvel released the first trailer for Hawkeye, and it looks like...a wildly entertaining action/comedy set at Christmas?!
  • The Wire creator David Simon wrote a lovely ode to the late Michael K. Williams as a collaborator, artist and activist.
  • Here is the story behind an insane Upper East Side duplex that looks like an acid trip that went very wrong (or perhaps very right).
  • Is Phoebe Waller-Bridge the new Harrison Ford? When it comes to Indiana Jones, she may be.
  • If you're trying too hard to be happy, you may have a hard time becoming happy.
  • Would you drive the blob?
  • Mike Richards’s brief, cursed one-week run as host of Jeopardy! will air this week.
  • And finally, the ocean ruins everything: