Headlines edition

Monday headlines: Vibe the dust

Ukraine and Russian officials prepare to meet in Turkey for peace talks. / Reuters

Meanwhile, Ukraine says it won't open humanitarian corridors from its cities due to warnings of Russian "provocations" on routes. / BBC News

Vladimir Putin's cult of war is a mix of "Orthodox dogma, nationalism, conspiracy theory and security-state Stalinism." / The Economist

See also: A video game teaches players about Europe's history of "procedural rhetoric." / The Atlantic

President Biden's line about Putin needing to be removed from power is said to have been ad-libbed, catching White House officials by surprise. / The Washington Post

The White House intends to propose a 20% minimum tax on the income and rising asset values of households worth more than $100 million. / CBS News

E.J. Dionne Jr. and Miles Rapoport argue for making voting compulsory in the United States, as it is in Australia. / Lit Hub

A year ago, Los Angeles evicted a community of unhoused residents that had swelled during the pandemic. Few are in stable housing now. / The Guardian

A critique of door design suggests there's been a long lack of "psychological engineering." / Experimental History

Related: A map shows how much carbon dioxide is emitted to produce a person's local electricity, in real-time. / Electricity Map

Americans age 50 or older will get the option of a second booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus vaccine. / The New York Times

A white paper reveals that having both Covid-19 and the flu more than doubles the risk of a patient dying. / India Today

Prior to winning the Oscar for Best Actor, Will Smith slaps Chris Rock onstage for making a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. / Quartz

Jenna Amatulli: The Oscars slap was the vibe shift. / Jezebel