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  • Thirteen New Yorkers—including Thurston Moore, Rosie Perez & Penny Arcade—talk to the Times about their early '80s jobs and apartments.
  • Scientists are keeping pig brains alive outside the body, which sounds like something out of Black Mirror.
  • Charlie Rose is reportedly trying to launch a new talk show where he would interview other men accused of sexual misconduct, because the world isn't filled with enough terrible ideas as it is.
  • The Department of Transportation installed curbside parking-protected bike lanes on Dyckman Street in Inwood last December—now, public officials are calling for them to be removed, because businesses have concerns.
  • If you're looking for a substantive lunchtime read, we highly recommend this New Yorker piece on Japan's rent-a-family industry.
  • A van fell off an overpass onto the Bronx River Parkway this morning.
  • Janelle Monáe came out as pansexual in the new Rolling Stone cover story on her.
  • Pictures of mysterious holes in a sheet of Arctic ice have scientists saying, "Whaaaaaaa?!?"
  • Columbus, Ohio is the new Brooklyn is the new Paris is the new etc.
  • If you're still trying to wrap your head around what happened with Kanye yesterday, this is the best article on the subject.
  • And finally, I really have missed sharing dumb adorable animal videos with all of you! Anyway, this is what the last couple of months have been like: