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There have been more mass shootings in the United States in 2023 than there have been days in January. I.e., "tragedy upon tragedy." / Gun Violence Archive, The New York Times

A gunman kills seven people in California's second mass shooting in three days. / The Los Angeles Times

Some 67 journalists and others in media were killed worldwide last year—more than double what was reported in 2021. / Reliable Sources

Lan Samantha Chang: Celebrating Lunar New Year has meant learning to share rituals with people to whom the traditions are not familiar. / Vogue

All you need to know about the Year of the Rabbit. / South China Morning Post

A chronically online reporter, who spends more time on social media than she does sleeping, tries a flip phone for a week. / BuzzFeed News

Scientists are pretty sure the sun is not a node in a gigantic alien space internet. / LiveScience

Unrelated: Burberry temporarily brands a volcano in the Canary Islands. / dezeen 

Amazon offers its Prime members a $5 monthly subscription for unlimited prescription medications. / The Verge

After last week's story about potential global buzzwords for 2023, readers suggest their own—e.g., solastalgia and superabundance. / NPR

"Wetsuit shaming" is one reason for tension between San Francisco Bay swimmers who don't wear wetsuits and those who do. / The Wall Street Journal

A bicycling trip from Nepal to Turkey yields photos and traveling notes. / The Radavist

A theory finds athletes who've associated themselves with pickleball not doing very well—"the dinker's curse?" / Club Leftist Tennis

Praise for Lorraine Louie, designer behind the legendary 1980s Vintage Contemporaries series of paperbacks. / The New Yorker