Roundup: It's Christmas Eve; 'Atlanta' Season Three; RIP Joan Didion

Liam McKeone
Merry Christmas Eve
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Merry Christmas Eve to all.... 'Atlanta' given Season 3 premier date... New York governor officially criminalizes fake COVID-19 vaccine cards... Florida pulls pro-vaccination ads off television... North Carolina police chief placed on unpaid leave for telling officers where to get fake vaccine cards... More details emerge surrounding Vincent Jackson's death... Oklahoma sixth-grader Dayvon Johnson saves choking classmate and elderly woman in same day... NBA approves more ads for shooting shirts starting next year... Joan Didion dies at 87... Ian Book to start for Saints this weekend after COVID outbreak hits QB room... Tom Brady creates new shade of blue, what can't this man do... Kim Potter found guilty in shooting of Daunte Wright...

The Evolution of the Foul [New York Times]

Inside the NBA's race to outlast COVID-19's omicron surge [ESPN+]

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Is the Anti-sequel Sequel [The Ringer]

Norman Chad: The Unlikely Face of the World Series of Poker [The Big Lead]

Christmas Number One: Behind the Battle To Have the UK's Top Song On Christmas Day [Mental Floss]

I mean at this point he's not a bad option.

Cautiously optimistic!

Merry almost Christmas, everybody!