While players flirt with activism in the NBA and NFL, the WNBA's Seattle Storm partner with Planned Parenthood.
The behaviors of murderous bears, as researched by a novelist who needs one for his plot.
Trump name-drops MS-13 to build support for deportations—but it was Bill Clinton's deportations that created MS-13.
An FAQ on the travel ban ruling, with one big question unanswered: What qualifies as a "bona fide relationship?"

Crony capitalism may be slowly cannibalizing productive capitalism.

Study says most American entrepreneurs merely look for rents, including those provided by oligopoly and state capture.
↩︎ Bloomberg
Reasons Mark Zuckerberg isn't running for president. (Also, he's already leading history's largest group of people.)
A group of Australians are saving joeys trapped in their mothers' pouches after being hit by vehicles.
Academics won't prep students to enter an emotional economy—jobs left will require compassion computers can't mimic.
The themes of Margaret Atwood's novels—and her life—are the themes that define our world in 2017.
TrumpBlocks.me lists those Trump has blocked on Twitter, a valuable archive of First Amendment encroachment.
Google now knows so much about you that it will no longer scan your email to gather advertising data.

One called him “the face of corporate greed”, another labeled him “the most hated man in America” and a third gestured as if wringing his neck.

Lawyers for the Martin Shkreli trial are having a hard time finding impartial jurors.
↩︎ The Guardian
When left alone, a pair of chatbots deviated into gibberish, but eventually reached a sense of compromise.
Architectural history/parody blog McMansion Hell gets cease-and-desisted by Zillow.
Predictions from 20 years ago on Hong Kong's future under China were overblown. Then again, it's still early.
Burning lands where chronic wasting disease lies in wait may be the only way to save wildlife from an epidemic.
"I never thought there were so many of them": Pride photos from '70s San Francisco.
Fascinating slide deck of computing without electricity; alternate media include DNA, fluids, and crabs.

The most startling flashback in the history of American television is the one that takes us from a black screen to the first successful test of an atomic bomb in New Mexico, on August 16, 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m.

It's happening again. With the latest Twin Peaks episode, David Lynch and Mark Frost are rewriting the rules of television.
↩︎ Vulture