Friday, February 16, 2024

Weekly Reading (2/16/24)

Note: I'm participating in the Knit for Food knitathon in March to raise money for hunger charities! If you have a few spare dollars and would like to support this important cause, head this way.

I don't usually do breaking news here, but reports of Alexei Navalny's death are coming out as I'm writing this, and it's obviously not shocking but I'm so sad about it. If you want to keep up with updates I suggest the Guardian liveblog.

Has life improved for transgender Americans in the last 10 years? Not really. (The 19th*)

H.I.V. Groups Warn of Privacy Risks in How C.D.C. Tracks Virus Samples (NYT)

Grisly secrets of the ‘disappeared’ of Anglo-Irish war uncovered by research (The Guardian)

How the MAGA-fed Taylor Swift conspiracy theories caught fire (WaPo)

Pawol to be first woman to umpire MLB Spring Training games since 2007 (

And! A’s hire Jenny Cavnar as first female primary play-by-play announcer in MLB (The Athletic)

My taxes are too complicated to qualify, but NH folks, definitely check if you do! New Hampshire tax filers have a new filing option, directly from the IRS (NH Bulletin)

MLB players dressing down Nike, Fanatics over new uniforms that look ‘like a replica’ (The Athletic)

How Archaeologists Are Unearthing the Secrets of the Bahamas’ First Inhabitants (Smithsonian)

How to Create a Black Hole Out of Thin Air (NYT)

Grizzly Bears Are Mostly Vegan (The Atlantic)

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