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The energy crunch caused by the war in Ukraine may have fast-tracked the green transition by five to ten years. / The Economist

Africa will be responsible for over 11% of all gas supplies by 2050, double its share now. / Quartz

Inflation cools very slightly on an annual basis for a seventh straight month. / The Los Angeles Times

Secretive groups smuggle Russia's anti-war dissidents out of the country. / The New York Times 

Your weekly white paper: "Small Penises and Fast Cars: Evidence for a Psychological Link." / PsyArXiv Preprints

Architectural Digest is said to be "the new Vogue," thanks to its video tours of celebrities' houses. / The Guardian

Production designers for The Last of Us say they were inspired by "tenement apartments, slums, and Gazan camps." / dezeen

Living alone in a New York City one-bedroom apartment costs $19,500 more than living with a partner. / Bloomberg

Bartenders describe their favorite top-shelf liquors. "It might be that it's really good, or really scarce. Or both." / Punch

Related: "The Greatest Film Of All Time Is About Coffee." / Sprudge

More signs that Tár is "the film for the chattering classes:" here's a podcast roundtable, here's Becca Rothfeld, here's Zadie Smith. / Goodbye, Vulture, The New York Review of Books

Profile of the publicist considered "the dominatrix" of New York Fashion Week. / Interview

Another guide to the etiquette of communicating with Gen Z. "If you've seen my story, you'd better reply to my message." / Many One Percents

A large portion of the US Army was recently under siege from a reply-all email chain. /