Good Tuesday morning in New York City, where the party scene is once again "really, really insane." Here's what else is happening:

  • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has asked Pope Francis to mediate in the war with Russia.
  • First responders in Suffolk County this week successfully saved a horse that had fallen into the deep end of its owners pool and gotten tangled in the plastic pool cover.
  • In a sign that the switch to alternative energy is real, Koch Industries, the 80-year-old oil empire, has now become one of the nation's largest investors in battery technology outside the auto industry.
  • The BBC has a nice piece on the healthy and tranquil vibes of Saranac Lake, the Adirondack town that, 100 years ago, became famous among rich people recovering from tuberculosis.
  • "I’m like, 'What? I don’t think I’m qualified to answer this.'": Kid Rock told Tucker Carlson last night that during a visit to the White House in 2017, President Trump asked for his advice on dealing with North Korea.
  • GQ profiled Nicolas Cage, digging deep into the man behind the memes.
  • It appears that the main characters' houses The Gilded Age, which are supposed to be located on 5th Avenue and 61st Street, were situated on the set in such a way that it looks like they're on Central Park West.
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  • And finally, good riddance, winter: