Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (3/29/23)

I guess today is Wednesday?

‘They’re killing us’: anger grows after deadly fire at Mexican migrant centre (The Guardian)

Pence Must Testify to Jan. 6 Grand Jury, Judge Rules (NYT)

Alibaba’s restructuring and Jack Ma’s homecoming are all part of China’s plan (CNN)

Ugh I guess this makes sense, but... Adnan Syed’s conviction reinstated by Maryland appellate court panel (WaPo)

Rising Rate of Drug Shortages Is Framed as a National Security Threat (NYT)

Oh no: ‘Horrific’ form of mpox found to affect people with advanced HIV (The Guardian)

Community power programs to launch in 14 New Hampshire towns, offering cheaper electricity than major utilities (NHPR)

Monica Roberts chronicled the lives — and deaths — of trans people as only she could (The 19th*)

One of Europe’s Last Free-Flowing Rivers Declared a National Park (Smithsonian)

New study estimates 55% of New Hampshire’s groundwater probably has elevated radon levels (NHPR)

And some longer reads:

The proud Pakistani tradition of feeding the hungry is strained as food prices soar (NPR)

Science Museums Take Stock of 1.1 Billion Objects From Around the World (NYT)

Florida’s Love-Hate Relationship With Phosphorus (Smithsonian)

Raphael’s School of Athens: Greek Philosophy in the Italian Renaissance (Antigone)

Seven Crime Novels Centered on Musicians Out in 2023 (CrimeReads)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (3/28/23)

I guess it's only Tuesday.

This is so awful and, again, the problem is the guns. Heavily Armed Assailant Kills Six at Christian School (NYT)

Netanyahu halts judicial overhaul but fight is far from over (The Guardian)

Fired Fox News producer says she'd testify against the network in $1.6 billion suit (NPR)

'You belong here': Minnesota House passes trans health refuge bill (MPR)

...of course. NH Supreme Court overturns former state Sen. Woodburn’s domestic violence conviction (NHPR)

TV's LGBTQ Representation Is Down, and Mass Cancellations Aren't Helping (TVLine)

New England grid operator says small-scale solar is driving down electricity demand on some days (NHPR)

Wow: Vinyl Records Outsell CDs for First Time Since 1987 (Smithsonian)

lol yes what could that object possibly be? It’s not a darning tool, it’s a very naughty toy: Roman dildo found (The Guardian)

Oldest Schoolhouse for Black Children Moves to Colonial Williamsburg (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

‘A war society doesn’t see’: the Brazilian force driving out mining gangs from Indigenous lands (The Guardian)

Viktor Orb├ín’s battle for EU funds reveals existential clash (Politico EU)

A kid in Guatemala had a dream. Today she's a disease detective (NPR)

The River That’s Kept Alaska Guessing for More Than a Century (Smithsonian)

11 Speculative Fiction Titles Out in 2023 Perfect for Crime Fans (CrimeReads)

Monday, March 27, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (3/26/23)

 Happy Sunday! In a few hours I'm starting the Knit for Food knitathon!

Ukrainian refugees increasingly targeted for sexual exploitation, research finds (The Guardian)

I cannot stress enough how bad these bills are! And this one is federal! House passes GOP education bill that aims to provide additional oversight for parents (CNN)

Meanwhile, some slight good news here: Parental bill of rights narrowly fails in NH House, but debate isn’t over yet (NH Bulletin)

But it's still really scary: How the debate over 'parental rights' in schools is playing out in New Hampshire (NHPR)

Angry Starbucks Union Workers Rallied Outside of Corporate HQ (Eater)

Has the Biden administration made gender-affirming surgery accessible for federal prisons? Officials won’t say. (The 19th*)

The U.S. Program That Brought H.I.V. Treatment to 20 Million People (NYT)

World in Photos: Venice’s dried-up canals (Grid)

Race, gender, romance — and guns: ‘The Survivalists’ explores creating control in life’s daily chaos (The 19th*)

Shipwreck Carrying Rare 19th-Century Ceramics Gets Government Protection (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

Ron DeSantis doesn’t think supporting Ukraine is a core U.S. interest. Here’s what that means for Putin, Zelenskyy and the Republican Party. (Grid)

Practical Magic: COVID Is Here to Stay — So What Does It Mean to Keep Each Other Safe? (Autostraddle)

The U.S. Has Billions for Wind and Solar Projects. Good Luck Plugging Them In. (NYT)

If You Give a Woman a Cookie (Eater)

The 2023 Aces Project: MLB insiders rank starting pitchers by tiers, from No. 1s to ‘guys’ (The Athletic)

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (3/25/23)

Today is Saturday, and tomorrow I am participating in the Knit for Food knitathon for hunger charities! Click here to sponsor me!

Conflict in Syria Escalates Following Attack That Killed a U.S. Contractor (NYT)

‘Over my dead body’: How Georgian protesters beat a Russian-style legal threat to their freedoms (Politico EU)

Horrifying: Oklahoma legislature censures nonbinary lawmaker as proposed gender-affirming care bans move forward (The 19th*)

LAUSD Reaches Deal With Support Staff On Salary Increases, Other Benefits, After Three-Day Strike Ends (LAist)

The Senate might go for . . . part of this? Maybe? NH House votes to codify abortion rights, remove penalties from 24-week ban (NHPR)

I’m a Covid researcher – and I have long Covid. That’s why I have to be part of the fight against it (The Guardian)

Male Birth Control Drug ‘Stops Sperm in Their Tracks’ in Study of Mice (Smithsonian)

Will Baseball’s New ‘Pitch Clock’ Threaten Ballpark Beer Sales? (Eater)

Severe Drought May Have Contributed to the Decline of the Hittites (Smithsonian)

How Reading Fairy Tales Influenced My Queerness (Book Riot)

And some longer reads:

Calculated evil: How Putin’s forces use war crimes and torture to erase Ukrainian identity (Politico EU)

Who is Guo Wengui? A Chinese billionaire, a friend of Steve Bannon’s and now an accused felon. (Grid)

NPR’s Michel Martin heads to ‘Morning Edition’ with a focus on ‘the stories that we don’t want to talk about’ (The 19th*)

The First Fossil Finders in North America Were Enslaved and Indigenous People (Smithsonian)

This was a useful overview: The 9 tiers of contenders in 2023 (MLB)

Friday, March 24, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (3/24/23) - Friday Happy Links!

This was a VERY long week but we made it to Friday! Time for some happy links!

WHAT A QUEST: One Woman’s Quest to Eat 244 Scones Across U.K. Is Now Complete (Smithsonian)

They've announced the International Booker Prize Longlist! (Booker Prizes)

Just call it speed-dating, you cowards: For catchers, Spring Training means speed-friending (MLB)

Scientists Breed Sea Dragons, but Not by the Seashore (NYT)

This is adorable: ‘The Night Manager’: Tom Hiddleston Meets His Indian Counterpart Aditya Roy Kapur On Video Call During London Screening (Deadline)

Once Upon a Time: Magical Items for Fairycore Lovers (Book Riot)

Fave Five: Sapphic Hollywood Romance (LGBTQ Reads)

Ooh, yum: Double Strawberry Sugar Cookies. (Half-Baked Harvest)

Remains of Roman aristocrat unearthed in ‘extraordinary’ cemetery near Leeds (The Guardian)

Steve Berry Talks History, Research, and Preservation (CrimeReads)

And some longer Friday reads:

See 15 Amazing Wildlife Images From the Sony World Photography Awards (Smithsonian)

114 Queer and Feminist Books Coming Your Way Spring 2023 (Autostraddle)

How NHL players on the move get housing assists — and gifts — from the guys they replace (The Athletic)

X Marks the Spot: Literary Treasure Hunts (CrimeReads)

8 Cozy Video Games That Feel Like Reading a Book (Book Riot)

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (3/23/23)

Today is Thursday and I am sleepy, but I stayed up too late reading so it's entirely my own fault.

Appeals Court Orders Trump Lawyer to Hand Over Records in Documents Inquiry (NYT)

Nato chief: west must brace to support Ukraine in a long war (The Guardian)

After a year of war, why is Russian gas still flowing through Ukraine? (Grid)

TikTok's US future at stake as boss faces Congress showdown (BBC)

He's trying to ban us from public life completely. In general. That's the end game here. DeSantis moves to expand 'Don't Say Gay' law to Florida high schools (NBC News)

This is VERY BAD: NH lawmakers consider bill to remove ballot affidavits for voters lacking ID (NHPR)

What worries medical charities about trying to help Syria's earthquake survivors (NPR)

Traute Lafrenz, Last Surviving Member of Anti-Nazi Resistance Group the White Rose, Dies at 103 (Smithsonian)

Malaria mosquitoes are moving quickly into new territory as climate warms (Grid)

Medieval Pantry Stocked With Spices Found in 500-Year-Old Shipwreck (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

Is a ban on TikTok possible — and what would happen if it disappeared? (Grid)

Too close to the sun: The making and unmaking of Eva Kaili (Politico EU)

Inside Taiwanese Chip Giant, a U.S. Expansion Stokes Tensions (NYT)

At the MFA, a changing of the guards? (Boston Globe)

1st Black NL umpire Art Williams 'knew he was making history' (MLB)

Monday, March 20, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (3/20/23)

Monday again. The WBC keeps keeping me up past bedtime. Oh, here's my weekly TV news roundup at The Televixen.

Global Banks Under Pressure as Investors Eye Fallout From Credit Suisse Rescue (NYT)

Thailand: Parliament dissolved ahead of May election (BBC)

‘Hostile, authoritarian’ UK downgraded in civic freedoms index (The Guardian)

Maternal deaths in the U.S. spiked in 2021, CDC reports (NPR)

Finally: Dept of Veterans Affairs updates mission statement to include all genders & caregivers (LGBTQ Nation)

NASA unveils new spacesuit design, updating decades-old tech for upcoming moon missions (Grid)

Testing well water in warmer months could lead to different results, says UNH research (NHPR)

Just nine out of 116 AI professionals in key films are women, study finds (The Guardian)

California Lost 36 Million Trees to Drought Last Year (Smithsonian)

The New ‘Great British Bake Off’ Host Might Just Save the Show (Eater)

And some longer reads:

Russia’s biggest celebrities are taking sides on the Ukraine war - and the Kremlin is crushing the dissenters (Grid)

Trump doesn’t need a majority of the GOP to win the nomination. Just a third. (Grid)

Fountain Society (Places)

For the First Time, Genetically Modified Trees Have Been Planted in a U.S. Forest (NYT)

Discovery of 4,500-year-old palace in Iraq may hold key to ancient civilisation (The Guardian)