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  • Read this fascinating story about the city’s lifeguard corps and the man who has run it for 40 years, Peter Stein.
  • The Stonewall Inn has launched two crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundMe, one for out-of-work staff and another to pay the rent.
  • Jenny Slate announced she will no longer voice the biracial character Missy on Big Mouth: “At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play ‘Missy’ because her mom is Jewish and White — as am I. But ‘Missy’ is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people."
  • Rhode Island, known formally as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, will remove the "Providence Plantations" part from its official name on state documents and websites.
  • Multiple former employees have spoken out about what they describe as a racist and sexist workplace at Complex.
  • R.I.P. giant Times Square McDonalds on 42nd Street.
  • In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews says the show “had four [new] episodes all ready to go and they just threw them in the trash. We have to start over. Right now we don’t know which direction it’s going to go in.”
  • A judge has ruled that Rep. Devin Nunes has no right to sue Twitter over statements made by two parody accounts known as Deivn Nunes’ Cow and Deivn Nunes’ Mom, and a Republican strategist.
  • Nikole Hannah-Jones makes the case for the necessity of reparations in the NY Times Magazine: “Wealth begets wealth, and white Americans have had centuries of government assistance to accumulate wealth, while the government has for the vast history of this country worked against black Americans doing the same.”
  • Read an oral history of Edgar Wright's delightful film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
  • A very good boy in Tennessee has become the world's oldest known living golden retriever in history at 20 years young.
  • Are these the 40 greatest episodes of South Park ever?
  • And finally, make sure you turn your volume on to listen to Watson's apology:
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A dog’s way of saying sorry

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