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- Here is a stunning portrait of what the president's day is like: he watches cable news from 5 a.m. to noon, watches Cuomo's press conferences, watches his own press conferences, calls aides, ignores task force meetings, and "typically does not prepare before he steps in front of the cameras."
- Vanity Fair reports about how Donald Trump tried to push his administration to distribute millions of doses of unproven drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus cure—and senior administration officials "pushed hard to bend the rules and back up his boasts."
- In case you missed this horrifying moment of clarity, here is Dr. Deborah Birx's reaction when Trump asked his science advisor to study using UV light on the human body and injecting disinfectant to fight the coronavirus.
- The cast of Parks & Recreation will reunite for a one-off charity episode next week in which Leslie Knope is "determined to stay connected to her friends in a time of social distancing."
- This is why it can be so difficult ordering groceries online.
- Chef Gabrielle Hamilton's piece about restaurants, lifelong dreams and the future of NYC is probably the best essay you'll read all week.
- The New Yorker writes about embracing the chaos and noise of Zoom calls.
- Vulture ranked every Christian Bale movie and wow, they did The Prestige dirty.
- You might want to think twice before turning your apartment into an indoor farm.
- A lot of elderly New Yorkers are getting sick or dying during the pandemic, but some are "thriving" according to the Times.
- There are no huge new music releases this week, but there's a handful of stuff we recommend taking a listen to: Earl Sweatshirt has new single "Whole World," Andy Shauf has released outtake "You Slipped Away," Jessie Ware has another killer dance track "Ooh La La," Travis Scott and Kid Cudi released a collaborative single "THE SCOTTS," Kali Uchis released a couple demos, and Hazel English's new album Wake UP! is a fun '60s throwback.
- And finally, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" is a stone cold classic:
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