ICYMI, my thoughts on Deanna Raybourn's A Curious Beginning. (I tried to make a 2016 Books masterlist but Blogger isn't publishing pages correctly for some reason so . . . I'll try that again later, I guess.)
ISIS Issues a Lengthy Ruling on Who Is Allowed to Rape Female Captives
On that note: The Many Exciting Ways 2016 Could Be Worse Than 2015
Wow: Disappearance of 5 Tied to Publisher Prompts Broader Worries in Hong Kong
Racial prejudice is driving opposition to paying college athletes. Here’s the evidence.
One good thing! Twitter’s new rules explicitly crack down on ‘hateful conduct’
A Historian Who Fled the Nazis and Still Wants Us to Read Hitler (I am inclined to agree. I know many people think reading or publishing Hitler [or other terrible people] is an inherently hateful act, but I think that it's an important component in understanding history, and I think that the moment we accept the idea that reading something implies agreeing with it, everything is lost.)
New Chrome App Helps Women Stop Saying “Just” and “Sorry” in Emails
I was never particularly into Raffi, so far as I remember, but this profile was fascinating anyway.
Looking for new things to stream while you're inside shivering? Todd VanDerWerff has you covered.
How to Decorate Your Dream Library