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  • The Times looks at how doctors and nurses across the country are trying to combat COVID fatigue and unrelenting stress, and keep themselves sane: “We’re sacrificing so much as health care providers — our health, our family’s health,” said Dr. Cleavon Gilman, an emergency medicine physician in Arizona. “You would think that the country would have learned its lesson...But I feel like the 20,000 people that died in New York died for nothing.”
  • Politico looks at the "inside story" of Michigan's fake voter scandal and what its anti-democratic legacy might be: "Trump failed to win Michigan. But he succeeded in convincing America that a loss, no matter how conclusive, may never again be conclusive enough."
  • The hosts of the next three December episodes of SNL have been announced: Jason Bateman will host Dec. 5th with musical guest Morgan Wallen; Timothee Chalamet will host Dec. 12th with Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band; and Kristen Wiig will host Dec. 19th with musical guest Dua Lipa.
  • Based on GPT-3's interpretation of the Modern Love columns, AI romance novels are going to be the next big thing.
  • Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 following a heart attack.
  • The New Yorker writes about how cooking has become joyless for many people during the pandemic.
  • Hugh Hamrick, David Sedaris’s long-suffering boyfriend, opens up in a rare profile about being "Congressman Prude" and his relationship with Sedaris's work: “If I groan, he thinks it’s good; if I groan, it’s gonna work.”
  • A mysterious monolith was found in the desert in Utah, and it's probably guerrilla marketing for Verizon or something.
  • The trailer for the live action Clifford the Big Red Dog is a bit unsettling.
  • Vulture has a solid ranked list of all of the HBO miniseries (but Watchmen should have been in the top five).
  • A New Jersey school board member who once said she was “disgusted” by LGBT curriculum resigned from the Hackensack Board of Education after she reportedly brought her laptop into the bathroom to relieve herself during a Zoom call with over 100 attendees.
  • And finally, this dog shocked himself with his own bark: