“Sometime at the tail end of 2018, shortly after abandoning yet another draft of what was supposed to be my fifth Young Adult novel, I took up a different form of fiction: I started writing fake letters to Dear Prudence, Slate’s long-running advice column.” (And they kept getting published.)

+ San Francisco’s bizarre, costly quest for the perfect trash can. (For expediency, they might as well just put the cash directly into the old garbage cans.)

+ Brazil’s Unvaccinated Far-Right President Bolsonaro Forced to Eat Pizza on the Street in NYC. (That doesn’t quite seem like an apt punishment considering his crimes.)