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  • Joe Biden delivered a truly great speech to end the Democratic National Convention last night.
  • David Roth has another must-read piece about Donald Trump's incoherent conspiracy theorizing, and how his dishonesty and noisemaking has poisoned discourse: "The president’s insatiable need to traffic in rumor and conspiracy blows larger and larger holes in our shared reality with each passing day."
  • Do you miss the sounds of pre-pandemic NYC? The Times has an audio story for you.
  • Postmaster Louis DeJoy testified today that more than 600 mail sorting machines removed by USPS under his leadership won't be reinstalled.
  • Megan Thee Stallion publicly confirmed that Tory Lanez was the person who shot her: “You shot me. And you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs, lying... Stop lying. Why lie? I don’t understand. I tried to keep the situation off the internet, but you draggin’ it."
  • A former Navy SEAL who has said he killed Osama bin Laden has been banned by Delta after removing his face mask during a flight, then tweeting obnoxiously about it.
  • Just be glad you don't have a pandemic houseguest who refuses to leave.
  • Universities are annoyed that returning students are doing what students do best: partying. Maybe they shouldn't have had them come back for in-person classes if they didn't want students to have a college experience!
  • Chef's kiss headline of the day: "James Blunt Developed Scurvy After Adopting an All-Meat Diet To Assert His Masculinity."
  • Listen to Mirrored Aztec, the fantastic new album from Guided By Voices; Motherhood, the new album from No Joy; “Entrepreneur," the new single from Pharrell and Jay-Z; and don't miss out on Luna's faithful cover of Television's classic "Marquee Moon."
  • And finally, who walks the walkboys?