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  • A 200-year-old statue of Paolina Bonaparte had its toes snapped off in an unfortunate incident involving a tourist who "sprawled over the statue" to take a selfie.
  • New Yorker and newspaperman Pete Hamill has died at the age of 85.
  • Pandemic Godspell: Here's what the first professional staged musical experience since shutdown looks like.
  • "The proliferation of office-reopening paraphernalia is just the natural extension of the kind of opportunism that first arose in the early days of the pandemic." The New Republic has a piece on the reopening industry.
  • Joe Biden said he would end Trump's border wall if he became president — "There will not be another foot of wall constructed on my administration."
  • New Emperor penguin breeding sites have been spotted in the Antarctic. "The discovery lifts the global Emperor population by 5-10%, to perhaps as many as 278,500 breeding pairs," the BBC reports, "a welcome development given that this iconic species is likely to come under severe pressure this century as the White Continent warms."
  • Here it is, the most mundane Paul McCartney story you'll ever read.
  • "The beautiful girl offered another girl, the shy girl, a Snickers. The shy girl offered to break the thing in half and give half to yet another girl, the new girl." — Hemingway writes The Baby-Sitters Club.
  • If you haven't already, check out that Breslin and Hamill documentary: