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Friends, we made it through another week. It’s a weird world out there, one where Nathan For You concepts become real, actual reality in pretty bleak ways.

One where even carefully considered dinner plans can go awry.

So it’s important to enjoy yourself, I think. Here are some articles to look at/enjoy before you head out into the chilly world for a nice weekend.

On BYT

As far as weekend plans go, we have you covered in DC, DC (gay), and NYC with our Best Weekend Bets roundups!

Looking for some ideas for gifts for those close to you? We went deep with a two part gift guide this week.

Dina Hashem was our Funny Human of the Week.

We went to the latest Cirque du Soliel show at the Capital One Arena and took a BUNCH of pictures.

We talked to a bunch of awesome chefs about the cookbooks that helped shape their work and worldview!

Over on BYT Radio we had a chat with Alexis Bloom, whose new documentary about Roger Ailes, hits theaters this weekend.

Speaking of movies, our Scene in DC column talked about the underrated political comedy Charlie Wilson’s War this week!

Our Musical Advent Calendar had holiday nugz from folks like Wavves and Chelsey Cope this week.

Not on BYT

The Cut’s got a nice look back at one of the best Twitter accounts ever, @PrinceTweets2U, which is perhaps one of like, five “parody” accounts that were any good on that hellsite that we all know and love.

The hugely excellent film writing website Bright Wall Dark Room has this intense, moving article that takes a look at depictions of women in grief in two recent films: A Ghost Story and Certain Women.

John Dingell, a longtime politician and member of the House of Representatives, wrote this impassioned piece arguing for the dissolution of the Senate. It’s still weird reading smart, reasonable, progressive takes from folks inside the political machine but baby I love it!!!!

Have you watched all of Salt Fat Acid Heat on Netflix already? Of course you have, it’s so good. The show’s host/creator Samin Nosrat talked to Lifehacker this week about what and how she eats on any given day.

A first of it’s kind charter school strike kicked off in Chicago this week, which honestly rules. Mother Jones has an interesting piece about it!

The Ringer went deep on Cabin Boy, a bizarre, deeply misunderstood piece of cult comedy filmmaking from Chris Elliott.

It’s cold and is going to be cold for several months more, maybe stay warm by getting active and learning a new dance? Our friend Joe has one to show you that I think you’ll like.

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