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  • The Times breaks down last night's Democratic debate, which I chose not to watch for the sake of my own sanity.
  • I guess Biden’s debate performance was either "presidential" or "disqualifying," or perhaps both!
  • WTF was up with this ad from a Republican political action committee which showed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s official congressional portrait on fire?
  • We hope you are ready for another Game Of Thrones prequel that tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen, because it's possibly coming.
  • At a book party for Bari Weiss, everyone is just SO NICE. This part, about Frank Bruni, is masterful: "Looking around the room — the beige banquettes and velvet curtains and atomic-chic chandeliers — he played with the idea that it might resemble reality more than the internet does. 'This party isn’t Twitter,” he said, “and I think it’s easier for diverse people to find points of connection. [Even] if this were a Bret Stephens party, you would see a far greater diversity than you’d expect.'"
  • Any day in which there's a new New Pornographers single is a good day.
  • Police are investigating after an MTA bus and a vehicle collided in Brooklyn.
  • GQ has a story on the "most brutal dictatorship you've never heard of."
  • Rudy Giuliani's divorce from Judith Giuliani is an operatic mess.
  • Find out Who’s Who?s on the podcast you are hopefully already listening to.
  • RIP Eddie Money, the rock musician responsible for hits including "Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” and “Take Me Home Tonight."
  • Who wouldn't want a deer to photobomb their wedding photos.
  • And finally, a slipper thief is on the loose: