The oddity of the federal indictment of former President Donald Trump is that a great deal of it "is already quite familiar." / Lawfare

Richard L. Hasen: It is hard to overstate the stakes riding on this indictment. / Slate

Joyce Vance: Trump is finding out that democracy and the Constitution are for real. / Civil Discourse with Joyce Vance

Deaths from armed violence in the Sahel increased by 75 percent last year. / The Economist

The ACLU sues the government for overstepping its authority after the FBI's found to have infiltrated a Colorado racial justice movement in 2020. / The Intercept

If the carbon offset industry is "riddled" with fraud, new voluntary guidelines may not be the best tool to fix it. / Grist

Rebecca Solnit: I don't know why so many people seem to think it's their job to spread discouragement. / The Guardian

An argument for social housing and universal healthcare says "affordable" clothing can never be stylish. / Blackbird Spyplane

Examples of contemporary artists incorporating cringe culture. / Artsy

An elaborate hoax convinces news that Barbie dolls will be plastic free by 2030. / CBS News

Related: Examples of women breaking up with their boyfriends after seeing Barbie. / HuffPost

A new trend in online dating: 1,000 word "date-me docs." / The New York Times

Why do Scandinavian countries produce so many metal bands? Possibly because they're "rich enough to support a scene of this size." / Big Think

See also: Taylor Swift distributes more than $55 million in bonus checks to people working on her "Eras" tour. / Vanity Fair

"Multi-messenger astronomy" suggests using all available senses to perceive the universe. / Atlas Obscura