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  • Here's a summary of some of the key moments from the first today of the impeachment hearings, in case you weren't streaming this all day.
  • The Times is reporting that Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, has told senior Democrats that he will run for president.
  • Maybe instead of running for president, Bloomberg should buy the Knicks.
  • In addition to recording covers of the American songbook, Rod Stewart has spent the last 23 years building a massive, intricate model city, based on both New York and Chicago around 1945.
  • The Cut adamantly believes birthdays are only one day of the year: "If I hear one more person over the age of 17 refer to their 'birthday week,' I’m going to throw up. That is not how this works."
  • Fans of the anime series Banana Fish have taken to visiting the New York Public Library to pay tribute to the main character, who dies sitting in a chair in the Rose Main Reading Room.
  • Julia Wolov, one of the five women who have publicly accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, wrote a piece for Canadian Jewish News in response to an op-ed the site published from a Toronto comedy-club owner who got a few facts wrong: “Contrary to Breslin’s accounting, what C.K. did was not done with consent. We never agreed nor asked him to take all his clothes off and masturbate to completion in front of us. But it didn’t matter because the exciting part for him was the fear on our faces."
  • This is why home ownership has become such an intrinsic part of the American dream.
  • After the release of his white nationalist emails, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling on Stephen Miller to resign.
  • The NY Times Magazine writes about the tyranny (and ubiquity) of fandoms.
  • If you're gonna make up a dumb dating trend piece, then the least you can do is center it on chicken parm.
  • And finally, ain't no friend like a shower friend: