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  • Happy Bobby Valentine Fake Mustache Day to all the Mets fans out there who celebrate.
  • Have you ever wondered what's up with Yashar Ali, the uber-prolific Twitter user who is apparently friends with tons of celebrities? This very compelling LA Magazine profile makes it sound like he is both very sincere and also possibly a total grifter. “There’s a little bit of the Talented Mr. Ripley in him,” said a former colleague.
  • Vulture spoke to the real-life Zola, a.k.a. A’Ziah King, about her famous Twitter thread and the long road that led to the movie based on it coming out soon.
  • It seems that there are still a lot of people out there who aren't very good at reading comprehension, and can't tell the difference between what a fictional character thinks and what an author thinks.
  • This Atlantic piece about "representational drift" kinda broke my brain—and apparently it's just as confounding to neuroscientists trying to understand the phenomenon. "How can animals possibly make any lasting sense of the world if their neural responses to that world are constantly in flux?"
  • Apparently the Excelsior Pass could end up costing New York taxpayers as much as $17 million, "much more than the $2.5 million the state had initially said it cost to develop the program."
  • Police and fire departments around the country love Ring—the Amazon-owned security camera company has partnered with some 1,800 police departments and signed agreements with at least 350 fire departments in the last year.
  • It's summer, and everyone regardless of gender identification should consider wearing a cool dress.
  • Watch Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield in the first trailer for The Eyes Of Tammy Faye.
  • Listen to "Psychic," the latest single from The Goon Sax, and "Method," the newest track from Sleater-Kinney.
  • And finally, here's an ingenious way of treating your dog on movie night:

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