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A Polish charity got a massive phone bill after somebody stripped a sim card off a stork it was tracking.

Trump regards criticism of Putin as an attack, either implicit or explicit, on his legitimacy. That pushes him toward accepting Putin’s assertions of innocence and downplaying the impact of any election-related hacking.

Is Trump a Russian pawn? Probably not.

↩︎ Bloomberg
Estimates show that marijuana legalization leads to an average six percent increase in housing values.
Libertarians use the adultery website Ashley Madison the most, Democrats the least.

Who could I have been if I didn’t try so hard to pass? I’ll never know, but stripping provided a portal to who I might be without fear of rejection – a rare glimpse of the affectionate, brash, and funky edges of personality.

Notes from the life of an autistic stripper.

↩︎ narratively

The food pages of newspapers, initially called “The Women’s Pages,” were probably some of the first feminist and intersectional writing my Nani ever read.

A personal take on the feminist history of food journalism.

↩︎ The Los Angeles Review of Books
Your weekly white paper: A study finds that exaggerated stories foster more closeness between people than honesty.
American mountaineering culture is generally closed and judgmental. Climbers of Color is trying to change that.

Trump has dug America into a hole, and the next administration will spend much of its time trying to get out. None of Trump’s changes are irreversible, but they are hard to reverse.

A good article to explain how—whenver we exit the Trump years—restoring America’s soft power won’t be easy.

↩︎ Lawfare
Trump said his tax cut would benefit workers. Instead, wages have fallen and shareholders are richer.
"Presidentialization" is when a country’s politics, on all levels, become dominated by presidential politics.
Ethiopia and Eritrea end 20 years of conflict—"an impressive combined effort by the international community."
An artist takes balloon animals to a whole new level in New York.
Less than four months before the midterms, most states have failed to fix their most glaring security weaknesses.
Weeks before his inauguration, Trump was shown classified intelligence that Putin ordered the election-hacking.
What to expect from London, Los Angeles, and Moscow in 2040, 2070, and 2100.

“We are getting furious because of the horrible sounds of dozens of fighter jets that depart for bombing out beautiful lands… It’s very hard to describe the feeling of reading that someone you know is killed from the newspapers nearly every day.”

Excerpt of a two-page letter that jailed Turkish artist Zehra Doğan snuck out to Banksy.

↩︎ artnet
The Brooklyn Pirate Radio Sound Map catalogs the borough's illegal stations, from Caribbean to Orthodox Jewish.