Headlines Edition

Wednesday headlines: Invasion of the puriteens

An emboldened President Biden meets an unbothered Vladimir Putin—but they both find themselves craving some predictability. / The Washington Post

Unrelated: A new computer simulation shows that a technologically advanced civilization can colonize a galaxy in a modest amount of time. / Gizmodo

At the height of the pandemic, workers were pushed beyond their limits at Amazon's only fulfillment center in New York City. / The New York Times

See also: Jobs are broken now and better than ever. / Garbage Day

Bars and restaurants hoping to reopen safely are having their online ratings destroyed by anti-vaxxers. / MIT Technology Review

Australia has a mouse plague around once a decade. New farming practices have made the latest onslaught trickier to contain. / The Washington Post

Apple allows 152 countries to block LGBTQ+ apps in the App Store. / Fight for the Future

This year is on track to be the deadliest for transgender and gender non-conforming people in the US. / The Guardian

"They were very trusting of the filmmakers in a way and gave a lot." On the exploitation of the kids from Kids. / Variety

Millennials like to label Gen Z as "puriteens" for supposed sexual conservatism. / Rolling Stone

A longtime SoHo artist is suing a former Twitter CEO for just under $2 million for destroying her artwork with his bad plumbing. / The New York Times

See also: Organic colored shapes with subtle lighting, in paintings by Sam Friedman. Or some photos of abandoned oil wells in and around Oil City in northwestern Louisiana. / Booooooom, Meghan L.E. Kirkwood

Mackenzie Scott donates another $2.7 billion, this time going to nearly 300 "historically underfunded and overlooked" organizations. / Axios

Thanks to the coronavirus, the Girl Scouts have 15 million boxes of unsold cookies. / The Associated Press

"Chilaquiles' genesis is largely Indigenous. Migas' lineage reaches back to Europe." Two often confused breakfasts, explained. / Texas Monthly

Your weekly soothe: Watch the second episode of the very relaxing "Rhythmens," a new series of animated shorts by VCRWORKS. / The Morning News