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Headlines Edition

Friday headlines: A black hole in a bottle.

The United Kingdom has started to recruit civilians to work in an emergency crisis center in the aftermath of a potential no-deal Brexit.

One London radio host has become famous for trying to convert Brexiteers every day on his show.

A breakdown of Ocasio-Cortez and Markey’s new Green New Deal legislation, and why it is a 2020 litmus test.

Jeff Bezos shares emails from the publisher of the National Enquirer trying to blackmail him in order to prevent further inquiry into how his messages got leaked.

Amazon had almost $100 billion more revenue in 2018 ($233 billion) than it did in 2016 ($136 billion).

We cannot allow political enemies of Virginia’s governor to call for his resignation over a photo when they continue themselves to vote for the policies of white supremacy.

Less than a week into Black History Month, Gucci cancels an $890 balaclava after it's denounced for evoking blackface.

"Inclusion is very much on the minds of the knitting community." On the merits of falling in love with Sweater Instagram.

"Ivanka Vacuuming," by artist Jennifer Rubell, features a woman dressed like the First Daughter vacuuming a DC gallery for two hours each night.

The Warriors not only practice to hip-hop (a rarity in the NBA), they customize their playlist to each city they visit.

A fun project from the San Francisco Chronicle: mapping the city in photos from the epic snowstorm of 1976.

Indonesia's Palu earthquake that produced a tsunami in September was among the fastest ever: 9,600 miles per hour.

The NYPD asks Google to cease and desist alerting drivers to DWI checkpoints on Waze.

Artist Stuart Semple creates a black hole in a bottle—the "flattest, mattest, black acrylic paint in the world."

Over 600 years of Mexico's architectural history captured by German photographer Candida Höfer.

Both Juan Guaido and Nicolás Maduro claim to be Venezuela’s president. A good explainer on who’s legit and who gets to decide.

Where the “H” comes from in in “Jesus H. Christ.”

Some short fiction for your commute: "Husband" by Shelley Jackson.

British teenagers explain why they love to watch (and re-watch) old episodes of Friends.