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  • The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia has quarantined a cruise ship belonging to the Church of Scientology to prevent the spread of measles.
  • House Democrats have threatened to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after he failed to appear at a hearing of the Judiciary Committee and ignored a subpoena deadline to hand over Robert S. Mueller's full report and evidence.
  • To really bring this point home in the corniest way possible, Rep. Steve Cohen brought a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken to the House Judiciary Committee today: "The attorney general is here," he said pointing to the chicken.
  • Learn the story behind how The National, Alicia Vikander, and director Mike Mills ended up collaborating to make a movie (and the new National album).
  • When is a vegan lasagna a vegan lasagna, and when is it just stacked iceberg lettuce?
  • If you haven't gotten to read it yet, you should bookmark this long, engrossing, dishy interview with Anjelica Huston.
  • Today’s subscription services cover toilet paper, dog toys, and furniture. But what is lost with convenience?
  • Two days after Governor Cuomo said he’d never seen a single episode The Simpsons, the producers sent him a season of the show and offered to fly him out to Los Angeles to meet the cast—so I guess now I know what it'll take for me to get invited to meet the cast.
  • New York could become the first state to ban the declawing of cats.
  • The brilliant Bill Callahan has announced a new 20-track album titled Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest.
  • Maybe life would be better with a teeny tiny knock-off Nokia phone.
  • And finally, who else needs a hug today?