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  • In response to President Trump claiming he turns off NBA games when athletes kneel during the National Anthem, LeBron James said, "I really don't think the basketball community are sad about losing his viewership, him viewing the game."
  • Is seabird poop the new gold?
  • A series of eight online lectures "about Black figures in Old Master paintings at the Uffizi Galleries is attracting attention and even igniting a protest in Florence," reports the Wall Street Journal.
  • A guacamole-making machine has killed a man in Schenectady.
  • Ever see a waterspout come ashore? It's pretty wild. (No injuries were reported.)
  • What else you got, 2020? Oh, many many hurricanes.
  • A Florida man confronted and then spit on a child for wearing a mask in a restaurant. And there goes the last remaining shred of faith I had left in humanity.
  • Keep wearing those masks, kids — the NY Times calls them the new must-have back-to-school item. One clinical psychologist told them, "we know our children are more likely to wear masks if they think they’re a fun print that they like, if they’re engaging."
  • Hey... hang in there.