1, I found this article about how those who lost loved ones to COVID finding calls for normal troubling resonated. (WaPo link so may be pay or registration walled for you.)
2. This Washingtonian post is about DC places that are named - um - not where they are. This is likely true of other localities, but as someone who lives near one of these places, I am regularly amused by it.
3. I've been thinking a lot about reality chef shows and found this article about the audition process interesting.