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- The NY Times reports that communities of color have continued to receive a smaller share of the vaccines around the country.
- The director of the CDC says that they are still not releasing guidance on what vaccinated people can do.
- Manhattan real estate agents have started using TikTok to try to find new renters (and apparently it's working).
- Republicans would rather talk about Dr. Seuss than pandemic stimulus packages or other important COVID bills.
- Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center have started testing out Excelsior Pass, an app that allows user's vaccination or test status to be verified via QR code.
- How has a pandemic year filled with non-stop screentime affected children?
- If you happen to try to see a movie at the AMC Lincoln Square on the UWS tonight, you might run into Liam Neeson, who will "personally greet cinemagoers who go and see his latest action thriller, The Marksman."
- RIP Henry Goldrich, the owner of the Manny’s Music in Manhattan.
- Rudy Giuliani's daughter Caroline Rose Giuliani wrote a personal essay for Vanity Fair about how having threesomes has made her a better person.
- Life Without Buildings' stone cold classic debut/only album Any Other City turned 20 last week, and if you've never listened to it before, I can't recommend it enough.
- It's new music Friday again! And since I've been away for a few months, I thought I'd highlight some of my favorite releases of 2021 so far, including: The Weather Station's masterful climate change missive Ignorance; Kiwi Jr.'s addictive and jangly Cooler Returns; Madlib's unclassifiable collaboration with Four Tet, Sound Ancestors; Cassandra Jenkins' gorgeous An Overview On Phenomenal Nature; Kota The Friend's crisp raps on Lyrics To GO, Vol. 2; plus various singles and releases from Anchorsong, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Drake, Dry Cleaning, The Far East, Field Music, Luna Li, Noname, Spirit Of The Beehive, Tor, The Vernon Spring, and of course, Guided By Voices.
- And finally, you're going to want to turn your volume down a bit, but definitely not all the way, to hear this sound:
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