Saturday headlines

Saturday headlines: Serb and volley

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Tsunami waves caused by a giant underwater volcanic eruption hit the Pacific country of Tonga. / BBC News

Six months after anti-government demonstrations, Cuban courts have started imposing draconian sentences on protesters. / The Guardian

Uganda illegally detains novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija for his habit of satirizing and insulting the government. / The Economist

Unrelated: A round-up of the best African records of 2021. / African Arguments

Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic has put himself at the center of some of our most divisive debates: "Individual versus community, science versus quackery." / The New York Times Magazine

See also: "Bummer Vibes at the Happy Slam." / Racquet Magazine

A new study finds both men and women look better with a mask, preferably blue, obscuring their face. / The Guardian

People are swabbing their throats with at-home Covid tests, looking for more accurate results. "They may stab themselves." / NPR

Tyler Cowen pours one out for the academics, the accountants, the middle managers dealing with lockdown loneliness. / Bloomberg

A diorama-themed restaurant in Osaka avoids pandemic-closure after a family of cats make it their home. / The Morning News

You can get a bicycle and $10,000 in Bitcoin if you work remotely and are willing to move to northwest Arkansas. / Axios

Some thoughts on what early bikes did for women. Also, some thoughts on "femcels," i.e., involuntarily celibate women: "Femcels believe the physical, mental and cognitive inadequacies they have are unique and extreme." / Flashbak, MEL

Martha Nussbaum: We are all closet Platonists, as recent research about disgust reveals. / Liberties Journal

If Gen Z things—and how they're covered by the media—is of interest, Gawker started a column called the "TikTok Trends Forecast Forecast." / Gawker

A new (unappealing) socio-sexual identity? Introducing the sigma male. / Dazed

The rise of big-time sports is credited partly to the popularity of the port-a-potty business. / ESPN