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Short week what with the holiday and all but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a whole ton of real worthwhile content pushed out by your friends on the web! Welcome to 2019, baby! The New Year!!!


We gave you a big list of ideas for activities to do this weekend in DCDC (queer), and NYC!

With a new month comes a whole new batch of stuff worth getting excited about. Here’s how to have Your Best January.

The government is still shut down. We came up with some ideas for ways to have fun in DC while everything stands still.

Over on BYT Radio, we talked gender bending with BYT contributor Afriti Bankwalla.

We premiered the music video for Zelma Stone’s new track “Cut Hair.”

Plus we’re giving away tickets to the first edition of BENT, the new LGBT dance party at the 9:30 Club.

Not on BYT

You should read this very good food tour of NYC/profile with Padma Lakshmi on Vulture.

The AV Club put together a rad looking playlist featuring an hour of unfairly overlooked gems from 1980s and 1990s country music.

The Super A in Northeast Los Angeles is having something of A Moment thanks to A Star Is Born. The Ringer went deep on its backstory.

Did you guys hear? Gout is back.

Music/statistics writer Rob Mitchum put together is annual meta-list of the year’s best albums as chosen by The Music Media. This is a wild thing to click around!

Splinter News has rounded up more horror stories from peoples’ time spent as Congressional Interns. There are some real gems here.

Frankie Muniz is in the olive oil biz now.

The excellent film essay site Bright Wall Dark Room began its 2018 in review series looking back at the trend of death-obsessed films that gripped the culture last year.