Monday headlines: Main donut energy

For the first time in modern US history, most white Americans don't live in predominantly white neighborhoods. / The Washington Post

This week's contest for US Senate control is said to be a "toss up," while the House of Representatives is going "likely Republican." / Politico

A guide to poll closing times, vote counting and races to watch in every state. / FiveThirtyEight

The populist turn in our politics may be hard to summarize, "but one adjective, 'surreal,' might do a better job than others." / The Economist

Pfizer and BioNTech say their new Covid booster appears to be more protective against recent Omicron variants than the original vaccine. / STAT

See also: A round-up of novel Covid vaccines, some tackling a wider range of coronaviruses, now in development. / Knowable

A total lunar eclipse will happen tomorrow; the next one isn't for three years. / NPR

Many corporations, while reporting record profits amid inflation, continue to raise prices on consumers. / Triple Pundit

"Infla-dating" is a new term (that nobody is using?) for cheaper dates. / The New York Post

"Cuffing season," seeking out a romantic relationship when the weather gets cold, has been declared dead this year. / i-D

Searches for "apple cider donuts" peak in October, with the highest concentration of searchers in Vermont and New Hampshire. / Thrillist

An essay recommends you touch some moss, "a tactile encounter with time itself." / Aeon

Related: A review of Annie Proulx's new book on soggy places. Also, a desert home of splayed-out shipping containers. / Undark, Moss and Fog

Thanks to AI, we now have a never-ending discussion between Werner Herzog and Slavoj Žižek. / The Infinite Conversation