Headlines edition

Thursday headlines: Affirmative falcon

The head of NATO: "We now have war in Europe on a scale and of a type we thought belonged to history." / Axios

A stream of Ukranians flee the country for Poland. / Reuters

Already suffering high prices for natural gas, Europe now faces risks to Ukrainian gas-transport infrastructure. / The Wall Street Journal

China denies backing the attack on Ukraine. Also, some points about India's Russian dependence. / The Washington Post, Twitter

How lobbyists are similar to gang leaders and drug-dealing kingpins: they wake up and rationalize how they are good people. / Chris Blattman

Miami street gangs have switched from drugs to identity fraud. / Forbes

See also: How a young man turned from drugs to falconry. / Washingtonian

Cities across the world need less luxury real estate projects and tourism schemes, more "barefoot planning." / This Week in Africa

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Lydia Davis captures the ambivalence many academics feel about being identified as the type of people who are academics. / Conversableeconomist

Patricia Lockwood makes her (passionate) feelings known (at length) regarding (her very own Elvis) Karl Ove Knausgaard. / The London Review of Books

The Texas governor orders state agencies to investigate reports of transgender kids receiving gender-affirming care as "child abuse." / The Dallas Morning News 

Almost 21% of Gen Z identifies as LGBT. That's double the number of millennials (10.5%), quadruple the amount of Gen Xers (4.2%). / Gallup

A military press release says Gen Z may be at risk for more injuries in boot camp due to their sedentary lifestyle. / VICE

Tennis has a reputation as a polite sport, except when it comes to allowing its umpires to be abused. / The Racquet

Mary Harrington: It's via my relationship to making bread that I'm able to retain a sense of what knowing things felt like, before we all set about trying to beat the clock. / UnHerd