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- Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, came forward today to admit he was "Anonymous," the author of an infamous 2018 NY Times op-ed about dissent within the Trump administration. Now a top Google staffer, Taylor is also the person who helped Trump officials prepare "what he described as the 'Protecting Children Narrative' — the department’s spin on a policy that horrified Americans when images of abandoned, caged migrant children in squalid camps emerged."
- Here's your new NYC nightmare: a man named Leonard Shoulders fell 15 feet after a sinkhole opened underneath him in the Bronx and "had to deal with a swarm of scurrying rats as he waited for help."
- Bruce Springsteen offers a lot of compelling reasons why you shouldn't vote for Trump.
- Trump will open up more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, which the Washington Post says will strip protections that had "safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests for nearly two decades."
- The Times has put together the anxious person's guide to the election.
- This man's Halloween decor is so "gruesome," neighbors called the cops on him several times.
- Did you shack up with your partner to quarantine? Did you break up? Or did the limitless intimacy lead to something messier?
- RIP Texan outlaw country singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver.
- BuzzFeed has a thoughtful piece about Herman Cain, his politics, and how his death has been covered.
- Celia Chang, whose San Francisco restaurant the Mandarin is credited with introducing Americans to authentic Chinese cuisine in the 1960s, has died. She was 100.
- Ted Lasso, by far the best program on AppleTV+, has been renewed for a third season ahead of its season two production start.
- And finally, who among us hasn't fallen asleep in a position akin to this:
Extra Extra: Falling Through A Sidewalk Sinkhole & Being Swarmed By Rats Is Your New NYC Nightmare
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