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  • The election will be decided by these eight states.
  • Looking for a place in upstate New York to run away to after the election? Curbed has some very good recommendations.
  • Lede of the day: "A Russian oligarch, nicknamed The Sausage King, has been murdered with a crossbow" in a sauna.
  • Are "shy Trump voters" a real thing, and will they have an impact on the election?
  • Friendly's has filed for bankruptcy—but the company said it expects almost all of its 130 locations to stay open through the bankruptcy process.
  • Will Twitter buy Substack? Will media companies respect their workers? Will Trump continue to dominate cable news even if he loses the election? Ben Smith previews the post-election media landscape.
  • Beyoncé had the Beyhive, and now she has beehives.
  • Karens love Biden and Jasons love Trump: the Times analyzed the voting preferences of 102 common names.
  • Bruce Springsteen is both the first artist and the best artist to have a Top 5 album in each of the last six decades.
  • Future Disney movie storyline: a tagged deer swam from Staten Island to New Jersey, probably either to reunite with its family or to find a magical amulet to save the forest from evil beavers or whatnot.
  • And finally, the woooooombulance is here: