Thousands of supporters of Jair Bolsonaro mount an insurrection in Brazil. / The Guardian

Questions will be asked about whose side the police were on. More obvious, it seems, were Trump's allies. / The Economist, BBC News

Analysis of Xi Jinping's bookshelf from the background of his New Year's Eve speech. / Beijing Channel

The new XBB.1.5 strain of Covid is "the most transmissible" yet, though experts don't expect a major increase in hospitalizations. / The Washington Post, Vox

Killings of trans people in the United States doubled from 2019 to 2021. / Insider

"Climate quitters" refer to people leaving their jobs to pursue careers combating climate change. / Bloomberg

See also: Five questions to consider as record-breaking accumulation of greenhouse gasses continues. / Capital & Main

Ezra Klein argues that abundant energy is the foundation "on which a more equal, just and humane world can be built." / The New York Times

A prestigious machine learning conference bans authors from using AI tools like ChatGPT to write scientific papers. / The Verge

A Penn student explains how a 15-second TikTok video changed her life, i.e., got her a record deal. / The Philadelphia Inquirer

Exuberant chaos in Mattias Adolfsson's sketchbooks. / Colossal

Winning pictures from the Close-Up Photographer of the Year contest. / Cupoty

A round-up of people on Twitter expressing how, er, excited they are by the new cast of Clue the board game. / Kotaku