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  • The Times has a fantastic interactive piece about imagining the future of the city's Open Streets program.
  • GOP Sen. Ron Johnson blocked an effort to pass a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks.
  • Here are the 20 words and phrases which captured what it was like to be alive in 2020.
  • Jared Kushner reportedly helped create a Trump campaign shell company that secretly paid the president's family members and spent $617 million in reelection cash...
  • And Team Trump has raised $250 million since Election Day, with more than $60 million of that going to a new political action committee which Trump will control after he leaves office.
  • Have you ever gotten high and tried to make croissants ala Meryl Streep in It's Complicated? Rachel Handler did to cap off her Nancy Meyers week on Vulture.
  • Researchers have found that kangaroos can "intentionally" communicate with humans.
  • Netflix gave YouTuber Andrew Schulz a four-part special in which Schulz immediately kicks things off with "a racist, xenophobic monologue pinning the COVID-19 pandemic on China and Chinese people."
  • The NY Times has retracted the core of its hit 2018 podcast series Caliphate after an internal review found the paper "failed to heed red flags indicating that the man it relied upon for its narrative about the allure of terrorism could not be trusted to tell the truth."
  • Here's some excellent Washington Heights snowboarding.
  • Defector wrote about what they learned from reading hundreds of children's letters to Santa this year.
  • And finally, I've got very ambitious weekend plans ahead: