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  • Intelligence officials warned House lawmakers last week that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get Trump re-elected—and Trump complained that Democrats could “weaponize” the disclosure against him.
  • In a related story, Trump reportedly erupted at Joseph Maguire, acting director of national intelligence, in the Oval Office last week because of that Russia report, which he perceived as "disloyalty by Maguire’s staff, which ruined Maguire’s chances of becoming the permanent intelligence chief."
  • Larry Tesler, a pioneer of personal computing credited with creating the cut, copy and paste as well as the search and replace functions, has died. He was 74.
  • Dan Snaith spoke with Stereogum about the fantastic new Caribou album, and infusing electronic soundscapes with personal lyrics.
  • I have literally no idea what is going on in the trailer for Westworld season three, but it sure looks cool.
  • Vice reports that there's a mysterious condition which makes people appear to turn into statues on the outside.
  • Pitchfork has a great profile of the exceedingly cool Moses Sumney, a day before the first half of his double album græ is released.
  • A classic Slate debate: was Leonardo DiCaprio actually famous before Titanic?
  • McDonald's is releasing a group of six candles which smell like the individual components of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.
  • Here is an incredibly sad story about how alcoholism and brain damage ruined one New Yorker's life: "Most of those friends were gone now. He had driven them away. At the age of 68, he was on a path many single New Yorkers dread. He was alone, with no one to take care of him, the mysterious occupant of Apartment 1A. But he was too far gone to realize what was happening."
  • You might only know Lis Smith as Pete Buttigieg's senior communications adviser. But a lot of people remember her as the person who worked on behalf of members of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC).
  • The Baby Yoda toys are finally here.
  • And finally, what a nose: