Saturday, February 4, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (2/4/23)

Good morning! Today is Saturday and it is VERY COLD here in New Hampshire.

Chinese balloon punctures Blinken's plans, leaving U.S.-China ties adrift (NPR)

‘We’re fighting for a free future’: the Chechen battalions siding with Kyiv (The Guardian)

Jordan, Latvia and Israel Shake Up Diplomatic Corps After “Shadow Diplomats” Investigation (ProPublica)

EU top court: Belgium can’t refuse to extradite Catalan separatists without very good reason (Politico EU)

What a good list of senators: Senators ask mifepristone manufacturer to list miscarriage as a use for abortion pill (The 19th*)

True: Sexual orientation census undercounts older people and those who shun labels (The Guardian)

YUP: Charging for Twitter API access risks killing the things that made Twitter great (Grid)

This story is WILD: Painter Peter Doig Wins $2.5 Million in Sanctions Against a Gallery That Tried to Force Him to Take Credit for Another Artist’s Work (Artnet)

‘Self-Healing’ Concrete May Have Preserved Ancient Roman Structures (Smithsonian)

8 Brilliant Dark Academia Books by Authors of Color (Book Riot)

And some longer reads...

Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin? The bloodsoaked rise of a key figure in Putin’s Ukraine war (Grid)

Atlanta shooting part of alarming US crackdown on environmental defenders (The Guardian)

A Toxic Stew on Cape Cod: Human Waste and Warming Water (NYT)

8 Memoirs by Women About Multicultural Identity and Belonging (Electric Lit)

A Philosophy Professor’s Final Class (New Yorker)

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