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- Vice interviewed Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the doctor who discovered the Omicron variant, about what we should expect in the coming weeks.
- The Beatles' Get Back documentary is a joyous look at the creative process of the world's most beloved band, and Rob Sheffield does a good job distilling just a few of its many unforgettable moments.
- How are parents dealing with yet another season of uncertainty around COVID-19? Not great, Bob.
- Jack Dorsey has consciously uncoupled from Twitter (again) to focus more on crypto stuff.
- If I started telling people that I could channel Vigo the Carpathian and gained an A-list celebrity following, would the NY Times give me a big profile too?
- The Beach Cafe on the Upper East Side is the most Republican-friendly place in Manhattan. It's "like Cheers for Rupert Murdoch–friendly Establishment types. It’s where everybody knows their name. (And nobody wants to defund the police.)"
- Over sixty people got trapped inside a pub in Yorkshire, England during a snowstorm last weekend, but at least they had an Oasis tribute band to entertain them.
- Cursed tweet of the week: "Where we are: Bono surprised George Bush's daughter with a pint and marching band rendition of 'Beautiful Day' at Tavern on the Green to promote his new animated film, Sing 2. TODAY host Savannah Guthrie responded, 'you need to get a gif of that, or one of those NFTs,' all agreed."
- Curbed spent some time with some workers from American Christmas, the company responsible for installing many of the holiday displays across the city.
- The New Yorker had a pair of fantastic pieces over the holiday, including a profile of Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle of PEN15 and an interview with the immortal Mel Brooks.
- Channing Tatum is reuniting with Steven Soderbergh for a third Magic Mike film.
- Wet Leg's much-hyped debut album is finally coming in April, but you can listen to two new singles now.
- And finally, a peaceful paddle:
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