So much for a Saturday off: the House Republicans will meet in a rare Saturday session to try to keep the government open past Monday (NYT).
How early is too early to leave New York? (Answer: never leave.) And then, how early is too early to write about it? (Gothamist)
The drama behind the end of the New York City Opera — the lesson here appears to be to never make an opera about Anna Nicole Smith (WSJ).
The end is almost here; prepare by taking the Breaking Bad ultimate super-fan quiz. Great procrastination material (NYMag).
Lady Smith via Wikimedia