A Nor'easter slams the United States' East Coast with extreme snow and wind. / The Washington Post

Jane Mayer's big read for the weekend: Is Ginni Thomas, Justice Clarence Thomas's wife, a threat to the Supreme Court? / The New Yorker

There's a good chance many readers don't know the United States Constitution grew 58 words longer this week. / The New York Times

The government commissioned 270,000 photographs to document the Great Depression. More than a third were deemed undesirable. / Public Domain Review

Amy Schneider says the best part of her streak Jeopardy was her transgender representation. / BuzzFeed News

Sesame Street is said to have achieved a level of directness in its pandemic coverage that can be hard to find in outlets geared toward adults. / The Atlantic

Six architects describe their ideal desks. "I would face a window, hopefully looking out over some tall trees." / Drawing Matter

Two strongly anticipated cookbooks are at the bottom of the ocean, casualties of a shipping container collapse. / Eater

An investigation into the origins of seven-layer dip. / Snack Stack

Some experts say the cost of an espresso in Italy could rise to €1.50 this year, with climate change playing a significant role. / Sprudge

Janet Jones: Few people comprehend the mutual cross-species interaction that is required to accomplish horse-and-human accomplishments. / Aeon 

The story of a 12-mile walk through DC's Anacostia neighborhood and on to the White House. / Intellectual Int-ing

See also: Finding criticism and praise for obituaries in the desert. / Meditations in an Emergency

What to expect if you travel to a national park in California, Arizona, or Utah this year. / The Los Angeles Times

Were books really once bound in human skin? (Um, yes.) / YouTube

For your weekend wanderlust: A skateboarding video, filmed in the Austrian Alps, that does a good job of combining beauty and wtf. / TMN