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  • The Times profiled Sheriff Craig D. Apple Sr., who really, really wants to put former Governor Andrew Cuomo in jail: "He is known among some fellow Democrats as the 'Teflon sheriff' for his ability to persevere, even thrive, through trouble that might tarnish less adept politicians."
  • Gawker has a nightmare interview with nightmarish anti-vax conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Architects really don't like the buildings around the High Line: “It’s like when you go to someone’s wedding and they’re trying to prove how fancy it is,” one architect said. “Like they have both sushi and caviar, but the sushi has just been sitting out.”
  • Ocean's Eleven is a great film that has aged really well, but how accurate was it about casino security?
  • Vox argues that conservatives were able to overturn Roe v. Wade by learning "to be more like Democrats" and focus their energy on appointing only the most staunchly conservative judges.
  • Critic Greg Tate has died at 64.
  • The most hilarious Confederate statue, an unhinged piece depicting Nathan Bedford Forest, has been taken down.
  • Billionaire Michael Steinhardt had to surrender 180 stolen antiquities, valued at $70 million, and has been "barred for life from acquiring any other relics."
  • In a lot of ways, when you really think about it, like, New York City is a character in movies and TV.
  • Pitchfork ranked their 50 favorite albums of 2021, and there's lots of good recs in there.
  • Mitski released new single "Heat Lightning" and Tame Impala released "No Choice," an outtake from their 2020 album The Slow Rush.
  • And finally, one kitten is not like the others: