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  • The Atlantic has a masterful takedown of discredited hack Alex Berenson, a COVID contrarian and anti-vax troll who has been spreading misinformation throughout the pandemic: "Berenson doesn’t tweet blatantly falsifiable statements about the vaccines every day. For the most part, he peddles doubt, laced with confusing and expert-sounding jargon, which may seem compelling at first but can’t survive contact with expert opinion."
  • If you were governor of New York in the midst of a catastrophic global crisis and also possibly covering up a nursing home scandal, would you seek out a $4 million book deal?
  • The CDC is still recommending that people refrain from widespread travel for now, but that isn't stopping Americans from flying around the country for vacations.
  • Ashley Feinberg has a hard hitting, exhaustive, haunting investigative piece on Callista Gingrich's social media presence, and her ever-present sunglasses.
  • The New Republic looks at the never-ending quest for the "unicorn apartment," a.k.a. exceedingly rare rent-controlled apartments.
  • Two sexual and reproductive health centers in Brooklyn may be forced to close because of Cuomo's latest Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal.
  • Paul Simon has sold his entire songwriting catalog, including solo songs and Simon & Garfunkel classics, to Sony Music Publishing.
  • Are you feeling burnt out at work? Over half of Americans do, according to a recent poll.
  • Feds say that a millionaire Michigan-based CEO who was killed in a plane crash allegedly lived a "secret life financing an international drug ring while building a submarine to haul cocaine across the Atlantic Ocean."
  • Andrew Yang gets a somewhat impressive, somewhat cringey rap anthem.
  • I'd recommend instead listening to "Afrique Victime," the latest single from the wildly talented Mdou Moctar.
  • And finally, here's a glimpse at life once we all achieve herd immunity: