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  • Greta Thunberg had some powerful words for world leaders at the UN today: "How dare you pretend this can be solved with just business-as-usual and some technical solutions," she said. "If you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you."
  • The Washington Post writes that the push by Trump and Rudy Giuliani to influence the newly elected Ukrainian leader "reveals a president convinced of his own invincibility — apparently willing and even eager to wield the vast powers of the United States to taint a political foe and confident that no one could hold him back."
  • Here is a great article about the myth of "cancel culture" which you can forward to your friends who throw that term around: "Perhaps we should choose instead to understand cancel culture as something much more mundane: ordinary public disfavor voiced by ordinary people across new platforms."
  • A cat was stuck in a tree on the Upper West Side for five days—and now it's apparently lost again.
  • Amtrak’s traditional dining cars are being nixed: “Some people, especially our new millennial customers, don’t like it so much,” said Peter Wilander, Amtrak’s head of customer experience. "They want more privacy. They don’t want to feel uncomfortable sitting next to people."
  • The man who was the creative director for the MTA’s 1979 subway map says that it's a "mess" that needs to be updated.
  • Nick Cave announced that he's releasing a double album next week called Ghosteen.
  • According to his lawyer, Michael Cohen is “literally the mayor of the prison.”
  • Forget Hot Girl Summer, it's now time for Clown Boy Autumn.
  • A Connecticut nursing home was hit with more than $1,000 in fines after at least four residents were caught with cocaine in their system.
  • Here's an account of what it's like working as mysterious multimillionaire’s personal assistant.
  • Watch the first teaser trailer for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
  • And finally, I love this happy guy so much: