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  • The Times looks at how the pandemic revealed flaws with the Just In Time manufacturing method, and how those supply issues may cause prices for a wide range of goods to go up in coming months.
  • It's not surprising that some sports fans are acting out inappropriately upon returning to arenas, but it is surprising and heartening that people are paying attention finally: "When you consider the racial dynamics...it is no wonder that athletes are raising their voices about fan abuse. The difference is that, this time, people are listening."
  • Do you get sad in the summer? Or do you get S.A.D.?
  • Vox asks the important rhetorical questions: "Do we really need influencers’ Israel-Palestine hot takes?"
  • Apparently, some Republicans—most prominently former national security adviser Michael Flynn—think there should be a Myanmar-style coup in Trump's favor later this summer.
  • Will New York's Excelsior vaccine pass catch on in other states (or uh, in this state)?
  • If you were confused by why Ellie Kemper was trending on Twitter this weekend, Newsweek tries to explain the controversy around the Veiled Prophet Ball.
  • Vice looks back into the story of The Believer editor who resigned after exposing his penis to coworkers during a Zoom, and the aftermath in which staffers say their bosses "used public records law against them."
  • If you are still processing the emotional twists of the season finale of Mare Of Easttown, read an interview with Kate Winslet about making the show and capturing that authentic Delco accent.
  • Listen to the premiere of "© 1-2-3", the ultra-catchy and jangly new single from GBV side project Cub Scout Bowling Pins, taken from their upcoming debut album Clang Clang Ho.
  • And finally, happy birthday to Kaya the seal: