Photos of a cabin built deep in Japan's Gokayama mountains, constructed with a crowdfunding campaign.
Research finds lockdown measures increased a trend in nostalgic music listening, peaking 60 days after policies were announced.
For the first time since the Great Depression, the majority of 18- to 29-year-olds have moved back home.

From 2013, a sailing trip from Rotterdam to Amsterdam.

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From 1973, a meditative tour of public art in New York City.

The (limited) data on COVID deaths and BMI so far suggest we could end up seeing a lower risk of death among higher-weight people.
A poll finds nearly 20 percent of Millennials and Gen Z in New York state feel Jewish people caused the Holocaust.
Photos of the pandemic in northern Italy, by Roberto Graziano Moro.
A hundred letters sent through the US mail finds postal performance in summer 2020 was "spotty at best, dismal at worst."

"I’m reconsidering the Chateau through a totally different lens now. All of the talk of it being a 'playground,' of it exalting 'privacy.' It really was just a system that protected white men in power."

Under AndrĂ© Balazs, employees say Los Angeles’s Chateau Marmont was run on “a perpetual state of racism and bias.”

↩︎ The Hollywood Reporter
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In multiple countries, a favorable view of the US is as low as it's been in two decades.
A list of wellness industry figures that have "posted, shared, or explicitly created QAnon-related content."
Gem-encrusted sculptures of rotting fruit, by Kathleen Ryan.
"It is wilderness by proxy, Thoreau for the agoraphobic." Jonathan Bell on our delusional obsession with splendid isolation.

A beautiful time-lapse of molds growing.

"David Lynch being a madman for a relentless 8 minutes and 30 seconds."

via Kottke

Yet [Trump] keeps trying, slashing programs that would ready us for future pandemics and withdrawing from the World Health Organization. These and other actions increase the risk that new diseases will surprise and devastate us again.

Scientific American endorses Biden, the first time it’s endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history.

↩︎ Scientific American
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Covers of Stephen King's It, ranked from least to most terrifying.
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