A night of mostly peaceful protests around the United States after video is released showing the killing of Tyre Nichols. / NPR

See also: Video of Tyre Nichols skateboarding, "living his best life." / Twitter

A look at what all three branches of government did this week. / Wake Up to Politics

A Republican proposal basically wants to replace the Internal Revenue Service with a national sales tax. / The Week

Your weekly white paper: Do political elites have accurate perceptions of social conditions? (No.) / Cambridge Core

The buzzword at Davos this year was "polycrisis," though the term's been dismissed as "just history happening." / Vox

The Associated Press apologizes after producing a list of terms it thought could be dehumanizing that included "the French." / The Guardian

Your weekend long read: An interesting profile of the repairman sought out by the world's top violinists. / Chicago Magazine 

See also: "The Montreal Mafia Murders: Blood, Gore, Cannolis, and Hockey Bags." / Vanity Fair

Books as décor seem to have reached a peak in popularity. / Lit Hub

A third of today's pickup owners rarely or never use their truck for hauling, while two thirds rarely or never use it for towing. / Axios

High-fidelity music can now be created from text descriptions. / Google Research

Viktor & Rolf send sideways gowns down the runway for Paris Couture Week. A round-up of 10 female abstract artists on the rise. / dezeen, Artsy

Eight brief thoughts about beaches from TMN's Rosecrans Baldwin. / Meditations in an Emergency

Caravaggio's "Judith Beheading Holofornes" is recreated using KidPix. / YouTube