Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (5/31/23)

Today is Wednesday and somehow it's already the last day of May.

Debt limit deal clears 1st hurdle as McCarthy works to tamp down dissent (WaPo)

Sudan’s rival factions agree to extend shaky ceasefire after rebuke from mediators (The Guardian)

It Took Alito Barely a Month to Violate the Supreme Court’s New Ethics Rules (Slate)

Trump White House Aides Subpoenaed in Firing of Election Security Expert (NYT)

Ugh: A landmark appeals court ruling clears way for Purdue Pharma-Sackler bankruptcy deal (NPR)

Don’t visit Florida if you’re LGBTQ+, Human Rights Campaign warns: ‘It’s dangerous’ (PinkNews)

New NH federal prosecutors to focus on civil rights, domestic terrorism and violent crime (NHPR)

Welp, the effects of Diamond Sports not paying their bills are starting: MLB Relieves Bally Sports, Will Take Over Broadcasting of San Diego Padres Games (NBC San Diego)

Veronica Alvarez to manage World No. 4 USA at IX WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup (WBSC)

Pizza From Pete Davidson and Doughnuts From Jay Leno: Eating on the WGA Picket Line (Eater)

And some longer reads:

This is TRULY AMAZING: Here’s What Happens When Your Lawyer Uses ChatGPT (NYT)

How the U.S. wants to pressure China to help avert climate catastrophe (WaPo)

The Future of Classic New York Slice Shops Hangs in the Balance (Eater)

Domicide: Burying Prehistoric Dwellings (Places)

Future Shock: 8 Crime Novels That Blur the Lines Into SciFi (CrimeReads)

Monday, May 29, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (5/29/23)

Today is Monday. Here's my TV news roundup from The Televixen.

Ukraine war: Fresh attacks on Kyiv after intense drone barrage (BBC)

Erdogan cements his power with a victory in Turkey's presidential runoff election (NPR)

Uganda's president signs into law tough anti-gay legislation with death penalty in some cases (ABC News)

Jamelle Bouie: The Real Threat to Freedom Is Coming From the States (NYT)

Pride in London dedicates 2023 campaign to defending trans people: ‘We stand with you’ (PinkNews)

Whee! Spencer Strider is the fastest pitcher to 100 strikeouts in a season since 1893 (SI)

How the future of sustainable fashion is rooted in the fight for garment worker protections in Los Angeles (The 19th*)

A new law aims to make it easier to set up a nano-brewery in New Hampshire (NHPR)

Discovered in the deep: the superbuilder sea anemones that make verandas (The Guardian)

Back Then, Baby Galaxies. Next, a Super-Mega Galactic Cluster? (NYT)

And some longer reads:

In Parkland, a special high school baseball program deserves your attention (The Athletic)

People with disabilities aren't often seen in stock photos. The CPSC is changing that (NPR)

Welcome to Nusantara (NYT)

The Brain-Computer Interfaces That Could Give Locked-In Patients a Voice (Smithsonian)

These books are so good: Don Winslow on the Aeneid, Hollywood, and Reaching the End of His Career as a Novelist (CrimeReads)

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (5/27/23)

Happy Saturday!

Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers founder, sentenced to 18 years for seditious conspiracy (NPR)

Oleksiy Danilov interview: Ukraine counter-offensive 'ready to begin' (BBC)

Mar-a-Lago Worker Provided Prosecutors New Details in Trump Documents Case (NYT)

Samuel Alito’s Assault on Wetlands Is So Indefensible That He Lost Brett Kavanaugh (Slate)

Debt ceiling negotiators race to cement deal before June 5 deadline (WaPo)

I'm mildly agog that this is finally actually happening, though who knows if it will succeed: Ken Paxton updates: Texas House impeachment vote will be an intra-GOP showdown (Texas Tribune)

New mpox cases found in UK: ‘The infection has not gone away’ (PinkNews)

Yay! Rochester Starbucks becomes first NH location to unionize (NHPR)

For real: Sarris: Let’s figure out a better way of checking pitchers for sticky stuff (The Athletic)

Maybe it was having a party!! Black bear takes 60 cupcakes from US bakery, scaring staff (The Guardian)

And some longer reads:

U.S. debt default could hit Social Security payments first (WaPo)

US presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis’ anti-LGBTQ+ attacks: A timeline of hate (PinkNews)

This was written before the impeachment articles were filed, but has some good background: Texas G.O.P. Leaders Clash Over Accusations of Corruption and Drunkenness (NYT)

'It's not for the faint-hearted' — the story of India's intrepid women seaweed divers (NPR)

Wildly entertaining, wonderfully profane: The Liam Hendriks experience is about to return (The Athletic)

Friday, May 26, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (5/26/23) - Friday Happy Links!

It's Friday! Let's take a break from . . . all the news for some happy links!

!!!! THE WHEEL OF TIME: Prime Video Sets September Season 2 Release (GMMR)

New Hayley Kiyoko single!! (YouTube)

This is cute: Charlie ‘Clutch’ Culberson is back with Atlanta, and teammates and Braves fans love it (The Athletic)

Get Your First Look at the Lower Decks Crossover in the New Trailer for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Tor)

4 new books by Filipino authors to read this spring (NPR)

Relevant to my interests: Countdown to Pride: Okay Gays, What Flannels Are We Tying Around Our Waists This Year? (Autostraddle)

Ahaha: Blue Jays fans are eating hot dogs at a frankly alarming rate (SBNation)

Why Researchers Turned This Goldfish Into a Cyborg (NYT)

Fug Nation Loves Fun (and Maybe Slightly Unhinged) Items For Summer! (GFY)

News you can use: You Don’t Need a Knife to Cut a Cake at a Picnic (Eater)

And some longer reads:

‘Everybody Is Welcome Here’ (NYT)

This made me check the next book in my series readthrough out of the library immediately: “Holmes and Watson in Manhattan”: Musings on the Creation of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (CrimeReads)

Aw, he's been fun to watch: Appreciating Jake Burger’s breakout: ‘I could write a whole book about how cool it is’ (The Athletic)

The Next Generation of American Cheese (Eater)

13 Hockey Romances to Read During the NHL Playoffs (Book Riot)

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (5/23/23)

Today is Tuesday! I'm traveling, so I wrote this last week. Back to normal tomorrow!

It's not just about "drag nuns," it's a non-profit that has raised a ton of money: LGBTQ+ Angelenos slam Dodgers for dropping “drag nun” activists from Pride event (LGBTQ Nation)

Ranked-choice voting is gaining momentum. So are efforts to stop it. (The 19th*)

Two UNH studies to explore nutrition and food insecurity in Latino communities (NHPR)

Hospitals create police forces to stem growing violence against staff (NPR)

Denials of health-insurance claims are rising — and getting weirder (WaPo)

Climate Change Made East Africa’s Drought 100 Times as Likely, Study Says (NYT)

Polynesian snails release is biggest ever of ‘extinct in the wild’ species (The Guardian)

A 19th-Century Textile Stitches a Tale of Women’s Liberation (Smithsonian)

One of Evolution’s Biggest Moments Was Re-created in a Year (The Atlantic)

When the Setting Is as Creepy as the Story Itself (CrimeReads)

And some longer reads:

This is so important: ‘Way more common than people realize’: How some in MLB are bringing mental health into focus (The Athletic)

The voices of NPR: How four women of color see their roles as hosts (The 19th*)

She’s More Than the Creator of Peter Rabbit (NYT)

How Alberghi Diffusi Turn Villages Into Hotels (Smithsonian)

Clementine Paddleford’s ‘How America Eats’ Chronicled the Tastes of a Nation (Eater)

Monday, May 22, 2023