Extra Extra: Maybe Don’t Take Part In A Trend Piece About Getting Married On 9/11

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• You know, if you’re getting married on September 11th, you don’t have to be the subject of a NY Times profile in which the Times writes, “But at least for this year, Sept. 11 is ready for romance,” and one wedding planner suggests honoring the occasion by having “a Manhattan as a signature cocktail.”

Question of the day: “Why Is Everyone in Greece Without Me?”

A judge approved a bankruptcy settlement that gives the Sackler family “sweeping immunity from opioid lawsuits linked to their privately owned company Purdue Pharma and its OxyContin medication.”

• Would you punch someone if they wanted to turn you into the subject of a viral video?

• All parents have the same question on their minds: is it or is it not safe to send our kids back to school?

Jezebel interviewed a 21-year-old woman who got an abortion just hours before Texas’ six-week ban went into effect: “I’m just so happy I was able to do it the day before the ban and it’s so sad that women here are going to have so much trouble now.”

A woman was arrested for trying to enter Hawaii with a vaccination card that said she had received the “Maderna” vaccine.

• Brooklyn has become the borough with the biggest growth since the start of the pandemic: “Brooklyn’s share of the city’s private-sector jobs had increased the most of any borough during the pandemic, according to federal labor data.”

Would you pay thousands of dollars for a house plant?

• Mets Acting General Manager Zack Scott is facing driving while intoxicated charges “after he was busted dozing in his car in Westchester County.”

• Listen to new singles from Lindsey Buckingham, Damon Albarn, and Andy Shauf, who offers another lovely Paul Simon-esque keeper with “Spanish On The Beach.”

• And finally, this dog knows all the moves:

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