The UN says almost 8,500 civilians have been killed during Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with many thousands more unverified deaths feared. / Reuters

According to the recent leak of US intelligence, a number of countries have military special forces operating inside Ukraine. / BBC News

Author Dave Eggers sends travel impressions: "Everywhere we went we saw a rebirth of Ukrainian identity." / The Believer

One of America's preeminent criminal profilers is revealed to be an imposter. / New York Magazine

Is a serial killer stalking Austin or are drunk men getting too close to lakes? / The Austin Chronicle

A neuroscientist says the better we understand the biological basis of rhythm, the better we understand ourselves. / MIT Press Reader

Percussionist Larnell Lewis explains drumming (on a drum set) and drum patterns in 13 levels of difficulty. / TMN

See also: In video from the CHI Geneva, an equestrian competition, riders, coachers, and trainers respond to watching horses jump. / Instagram

Greater Los Angeles has seven different Depeche Mode tribute bands. They do not all get along. / Stereogum

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota weaves a complex web in the lobby of Los Angeles's Hammer Museum. / TMN

Related: An "ever-expanding" animation showing the life of a space station. / Floor796

Daniel M. Lavery describes what it's like to be the advice columnist Dear Prudence: "It's a wonderful job, but it's a lot more fun sitting in a pew." / Lit Hub

Sarah Hepola: Sometimes I say I didn't know sex before I quit drinking. That's not exactly right. / The Cut