Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/31/23)

Today is Tuesday and somehow it's the last day of January already?!

Russian propaganda responds to German tank deployment to Ukraine: ‘Nazis,’ ‘swastikas’ and talk of World War III (Grid)

UNESCO Adds Odesa to List of World Heritage in Danger (Smithsonian)

This headline is weird because obviously that doesn't make Ukraine...less dangerous. But the information is important! More journalists killed in Latin America and Caribbean than Ukraine in 2022 (The Guardian)

COVID-19 still a global health emergency, says WHO (Politico EU)

tl;dr: Everything's a nightmare! What education issues to watch at the NH State House: School choice, parents' rights and more (NHPR)

Good move. Girl Guides of Canada renames its Brownies after members share experiences of racism (NPR)

$20 Million Worth of Looted Art Returns to Italy From the U.S. (NYT)

Scientists develop blood test for Alzheimer’s disease (The Guardian)

Mars crater is 'chock-full' of opal gemstones, hinting at widespread water and possible microbial life (Live Science)

Why You Should Start Reading Regional American Literature (Book Riot)

And some longer reads:

Russia’s War Breathes New Life Into a Cold War Symbol (NYT)

The Freedom Caucus wish list: From healthcare to the war in Ukraine, can they get what they want? (Grid)

The DIY D-Day (Intelligencer)

The U.S. Will Need Thousands of Wind Farms. Will Small Towns Go Along? (NYT)

The Fossil Flowers That Rewrote the History of Life (New Yorker)

Monday, January 30, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/30/23)

It's Monday! Let's do this! Oh, here's my TV news roundup for the past two weeks at The Televixen.

Imagery Shows How a Cemetery for Russian Mercenaries Is Expanding (NYT)

Chandeliers and avatars: how conflict spawned a new lexicon in Ukraine (The Guardian)

This is amazing, and also sad that it feels so amazing: Book showing same-sex marriage suitable for children, European court rules (Politico EU)

The battle over state bans of federally approved abortion pills will begin in West Virginia (Grid)

Becca Balint Never Imagined Herself In Congress (Bustle)

Two new studies paint encouraging picture of Covid-19 vaccine’s performance (STAT)

This is awful: Conspiracy theorists hounded Grant Wahl's family when he died. Now they're back (NPR)

Well, this doesn't bode well for me ever getting to see a doctor again: Dartmouth Health plans hiring freeze, job reviews as it eyes $120M budget cut (NHPR)

Atmospheric dust may have hidden true extent of global heating (The Guardian)

How Animals May Have Conquered Snowball Earth (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

In Kabul, Taliban rulers are changing the face of the capital (WaPo)

Maternal deaths in the U.S. are staggeringly common. Personal nurses could help (NPR)

Abraham Lincoln’s other legacy: An obsession with open caskets and America’s lifeless death industry (Grid)

Marguerite Duras and the Domestication of Desire (New Yorker)

What Do We Know About the People of Roman Vindolanda? (History Hit)

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/29/23)

Today is Sunday! Let's see how much of my extremely long list I can get done!

Memphis Police permanently disbands SCORPION unit in wake of Tyre Nichols' death (ABC24)

Military offensives increase nuclear accident odds in Ukraine, warns atomic safety chief (Politico EU)

GOOD: Nobel winner Maria Ressa and her online news outlet are cleared of tax evasion (NPR)

'Everywhere they were, you got them out': Those displaced from Manchester encampment wonder where to go next (NHPR)

The truth behind the viral MTG Tweet claiming the second covid booster puts many people in the hospital (Grid)

Time for a New Emancipation Proclamation (Boston Globe)

The Only H.I.V. Vaccine in Advanced Trials Has Failed. What Now? (NYT)

How to Fight New Obscenity Laws Targeting Librarians (Book Riot)

lol: AP apologises and deletes widely mocked tweet about ‘the French’ (The Guardian)

Moon rivers? UK scientists at heart of mission to extract water from lunar rock (The Guardian)

And some longer reads:

Vladimir Putin still has lots of friends: How Turkey, India and South Africa just gave him a boost (Grid)

The Trumpiest court in America (Vox)

She Says Doctors Ignored Her Concerns About Her Pregnancy. For Many Black Women, It’s a Familiar Story. (ProPublica)

The Case for Wearing Masks Forever (New Yorker)

One of Taiwan's biggest pop stars sings in an Indigenous language (NPR)

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/28/23)

Today is Saturday! This is my "get my life back in order after the holidays and lots of January travel" weekend so my to do list is very long.

They have now released the video as well but I am not linking to it. You can find it easily if you want to. 5 Memphis ex-police are charged with murder and jailed over the death of Tyre Nichols (NPR)

Reporting corruption in a time of war: The Ukrainian journalists’ dilemma (Politico EU)

Covid Vaccines Targeting Omicron Should Be Standard, Panel Says (NYT)

This makes an EXTREMELY important point: An Open Letter to Stephen King: Book Censorship News, January 27, 2023 (Book Riot)

Journalists angered by new Australian federal court restrictions on reporting of cases (The Guardian)

National Dems give New Hampshire, Georgia more time to change 2024 primary dates (NH Bulletin)

An Ohio law defining natural gas as ‘green energy’ — and backed by dark money — lays out the next battle in the climate wars (Grid)

Welp: CNET Is Reviewing the Accuracy of All Its AI-Written Articles After Multiple Major Corrections (Gizmodo)

Why a London Museum Is Removing the Skeleton of an ‘Irish Giant’ From View (Smithsonian)

The astonishing vanishing act of the glassfrog, revealed (NPR)

And some longer reads:

The Flu-ification of COVID Policy Is Almost Complete (The Atlantic)

Progress! FDA eases blood donation ban on gay and bisexual men after years of protest (WaPo)

Leonard Leo is quietly remaking state high courts in his conservative image (Grid)

Pandemic Woes Lead Met Opera to Tap Endowment and Embrace New Work (NYT)

The Cheesecake Factory knows what you want (Vox)

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/26/23)

Today is Thursday! Almost there!

As its only remaining elected officials depart, Haiti reaches a breaking point (NPR)

How Not to Negotiate with Russia (Politico)

The Doomsday Clock Is Now Closer Than Ever to Midnight (Smithsonian)

Covid increases risk of grave illness and death in pregnant women – study (The Guardian)

What a shock: Rep. George Santos’ earliest political backers faced financial misconduct investigations (Grid)

This is a great idea: Bill would allow New Hampshire cities and towns to pass rent controls (NH Bulletin)

Do AI Art Tools Break Copyright Laws? Two New Lawsuits Will Find Out. (Gizmodo)

You don't say: Corporate Greed Has Something To Do With ‘Inflation-Related’ Grocery Prices (The Takeout)

A Hall of Famer With All the ‘Ingredients’ for Third Base (NYT)

‘A second front’: fight to save 1,000-year-old caves from developers in Ukraine (The Guardian)

And some longer reads:

Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest provider are worthless, analysis shows (The Guardian)

Great news for germs (Vox)

A Cathedral Tried to Approach Heaven, but the Earth Held a Deep Secret (NYT)

My mom and brother and I all do this, so I've always assumed there's a genetic component: I usually wake up just ahead of my alarm. What's up with that? (NPR)

The Striking Geology of The Wheel of Time (Tor)

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/24/23)

It's Tuesday! Or so I'm told! I'm finally home after an extremely long travel day, so we're still going through some stuff I had bookmarked in the past few weeks rather than lots of new headlines, but hopefully back to the normal mix of the two tomorrow!

A U.N. report has good and dire news about child deaths. What's the take-home lesson? (NPR)

Great! New York City to provide free abortion pills at four clinics (The Guardian)

The right has a hot new legal theory to destroy LGBTQ+ rights (LGBTQ Nation)

Arizona Prison Is Reportedly Inducing Early Labor in Pregnant People Without Consent (Jezebel)

Great idea: NH coalition wants younger and more diverse voices on local land use boards (NHPR)

Can geoengineering fix the climate? Hundreds of scientists say not so fast (The Guardian)

Archaeologists Recover 275 Artifacts From Mysterious Arctic Shipwreck (Smithsonian)

It’s Turtles All the Way Down in the Fossil Record (NYT)

Men Are the Most Likely Victims of Homicide. Why Do Crime Writers Kill So Many Women? (CrimeReads)

Specialty Coffee, But Make It Fun (Eater)

And some longer reads:

Epidemics That Weren’t: How Countries Shut Down Recent Outbreaks (NYT)

Making independent films in Xi Jinping’s China is getting harder and more dangerous: ‘We’re thorns in their sides’ (Grid)

Seventy-five Years After Indian Partition, Who Owns the Narrative? (New Yorker)

Is it time for GDPR 2.0? (Ars Technica)

A secret site for the Knights Templar? (BBC)

Monday, January 23, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/23/23)

Today is Monday! I am hopefully on a flight toward home as you read this, but I haven't seen any news in days, so let's keep going through my bookmarks!

The situation in Haiti is dire. But is international intervention really the answer? (Grid)

And some longer reads:

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/22/23)

Today is Sunday! I think! Yes.

Peru protests: Machu Picchu closed indefinitely and tourists stranded (BBC)

Guess which party! An Iowa official's wife is charged with 52 counts of voter fraud in congressional race (NPR)

Abortion bans don’t prosecute pregnant people. That may be about to change. (The 19th*)

NH has spent years trying to prevent police from killing people in mental distress, but advocates say gaps remain (NHPR)

Splitting the atomic scientists: how the Ukraine war ruined physics (The Guardian)

U.S. plans crackdown on nursing homes that sedate patients with unnecessary antipsychotics (STAT)

Why it matters that the diversity report card for environmental organizations doesn’t track gender (The 19th*)

Whoa: Italian Police Seize Rubens Masterpiece From an Exhibition (Smithsonian)

Oh NO: The World of Crackers Has Lost a Giant (Slate)

Creating Dual Timelines and Five Novels That Do It Well (CrimeReads)

And some longer reads:

How Russia’s New Commander in Ukraine Could Change the War (New Yorker)

Members of a new House committee will have the power to investigate agencies that are investigating them (Grid)

In the Southeast, power company money flows to news sites that attack their critics (NPR)

Amna Nawaz is stepping into history at PBS, and she hopes to make room for others like her (The 19th*)

For Marginalized Chefs, Are Pop-Ups the Path to Success? (Eater)

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/21/23)

Happy Saturday! I'm traveling for the next few days, so I'll be writing posts when I have time with links I stockpiled and scheduling them. So if I'm missing some big news by the time you read this, that's why!

China appoints hardliner Zheng Yanxiong as its top representative in Hong Kong (The Guardian)

I see: Florida High School Cancels ‘Indecent,’ a Play About Censorship on Broadway in 1923 (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/19/23)

Today is Thursday and we are watching for snow.

And some longer reads:

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/17/23)

Today is Tuesday and wow, the news is off to quite a dense start this year.

Italy's most-wanted Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro arrested in Sicily (BBC)

Germany’s Baerbock proposes special tribunal to prosecute Russian leadership (Politico)

Expanded U.S. training for Ukraine forces begins in Germany (NPR)

The U.N. confirms civilian deaths in Ukraine have surpassed 7,000, but says the real toll is far higher. (NYT)

Republican ex-state House candidate arrested for allegedly orchestrating shootings at homes of Democrats in New Mexico, police say (CNN)

So McCarthy just gave away... everything. House Republicans prepare emergency plan for breaching debt limit (WaPo)

UGH: Rishi Sunak blocks Scotland’s gender recognition legislation (The Guardian)

Telehealth and mail-order medications expand abortion access in NH (NH Bulletin)

Excavators say they've found a previously unknown Egyptian royal tomb in Luxor (NPR)

Unraveling the Secrets of the Sarcophagi Found Beneath Notre-Dame Cathedral (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

‘Fear Still Remains’: Ukraine Finds Sexual Crimes Where Russian Troops Ruled (NYT)

What the January 6th Report Is Missing (New Yorker)

China’s covid explosion: How the country went from ‘zero-covid’ to millions of cases a day (Grid)

Like Uber, but for Militias (The Atlantic)

Crime and the City: Karachi (CrimeReads)

Monday, January 16, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/16/23)

Back to Monday. Here's my weekly TV news roundup at The Televixen.

Oh, I was wondering what happened with this: Man Who Tried to Steal Over 1,000 Unpublished Manuscripts Pleads Guilty (Smithsonian)

And some longer reads:

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/15/23)

Today is Sunday! I was going to say "we should really look into adding a day to this weekend" and then realized a lot of you probably do have the holiday off tomorrow - enjoy!

The Trump Organization has been ordered to pay $1.61 million for tax fraud (NPR)

Ukraine war pushes civilian casualties from explosive weapons to four-year high (The Guardian)

What the House Speaker’s Deal With Ultraconservatives Means for Climate (Gizmodo)

All-women slate will lead Congress’ efforts to keep the government funded (The 19th*)

All of the last eight years were the warmest on record, government data shows (Grid)

Community power is coming to NH in 2023. Here’s what to expect. (NHPR)

Joseph Torg, Doctor Who Fought to Lessen Football Injuries, Dies at 88 (NYT)

‘I was a kid off the boat, adrift in the New World’: Remembering NH poet Charlie Simic (NH Bulletin)

Can You Make Winter Less Dark? (FiveThirtyEight)

Clean Sheets (History Today)

And some longer reads:

How Russia’s War on Ukraine Is Worsening Global Starvation (NYT)

‘The Democrats, the Republicans and the Freedom Caucus’: Inside the right’s plans to seize power in the new Congress (Grid)

With attention to mpox fading, health officials fear infections will go undetected and unreported (STAT)

This premieres tonight: Can a Video Game Be Prestige TV? (New Yorker)

Researchers say time is an illusion. So why are we all obsessed with it? (NPR)

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Friday, January 13, 2023

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/12/23)

Today is Thursday! We're almost there!

Ukraine war: Sergei Surovikin removed as commander of Ukraine invasion force (BBC)

Killing of LGBTQ+ activist prompts outcry over anti-gay attacks in Kenya (The Guardian)

New omicron subvariant fuels COVID surge throughout the Northeast (CT Public)

Sigh. But also I do think it's important to note that finding things and proactively turning them over is different from being caught with things and resisting. Biden’s legal team found another batch of classified documents in search of second location (CNN) 

Good! Amazon loses bid to overturn historic union win on Staten Island warehouse (NPR)

PLEASE. If you don't want to be a member of the party, you shouldn't get a say in what the party does! House weighs making New Hampshire primaries closed to independent voters (NH Bulletin)

(See below for some more details on this.) Russia to Launch Space Station Rescue Mission to Bring Astronauts Home (NYT)

U.S. Considers Banning or Restricting Gas Stoves (Gizmodo)

Alaska, source of carbon-emitting fossil fuels, aims to raise money by storing carbon (APM)

New England: The Perfect Setting for Murder and Mayhem (CrimeReads)

And some longer reads:

Trapped in the Trenches in Ukraine (New Yorker)

Truce in orbit: The U.S. and Russia are strange bedfellows as they work to rescue stranded astronauts (Grid)

Weeks of Storms Test California’s Approach to Taming Nature (NYT)

No one’s quite sure how to fix pulse oximeters. The FDA asked this lab to find answers (STAT)

This was so interesting that I paused in the middle of reading to acquire both books: Authors in Conversation: Miranda Dubner and Fox North (LGBTQ Reads)

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/11/23)

Today is . . . WEDNESDAY, okay, for a second I thought it was only Tuesday and was horrified.

Ooh, this was just breaking as I'm writing this; heads up if you're traveling: Flights Grounded Across U.S. After F.A.A. Failure (NYT)

Hmm: Ukraine military denies Russian forces have captured Soledar (The Guardian)

Trump’s Longtime Finance Chief Sentenced to 5 Months in Jail (NYT) 

Interesting: Progressive Rep. Katie Porter launches bid for Feinstein's California Senate seat (CNN)

Ugh: West Virginia can keep its ban against transgender school athletes, a judge says (NPR)

Planned Parenthood asks judge to rule in Texas Medicaid fraud suit (The 19th*)

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner on how Congress should deal with the crypto crash aftermath and Section 230 (Grid)

How Instagram and TikTok hashtags highlight gendered hate toward women candidates (The 19th*)

Investigators ID woman found dead more than 50 years ago in Bedford, NH (NHPR)

Just IMAGINE how he'd react to this. For Sale: Evelyn Waugh’s Manor House, 8 BR/24 Acres/1 Waugh-Obsessed Tenant (New Yorker)

And some longer reads:

What Brazil’s uprising means for the country, for Bolsonaro and for Lula (Grid)

How Bad Is China’s Covid Outbreak? It’s a Scientific Guessing Game. (NYT)

A Test Of Endurance: Europe Faces A Chilling Couple Of Years, But Russia Stands To Lose The Energy Showdown (RFE)

The Case for Truly Public Housing (Places)

Some impressive pictures here: 2022: The Year in Volcanic Activity (The Atlantic)

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/10/23)

Today is Tuesday!

And some longer reads:

Monday, January 9, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/9/23)

And now it's Monday again. Here's my weekly TV news roundup at The Televixen.

I'm so curious to see if others follow suit: Teen Stars of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Sue Over Nudity in 1968 Film (NYT)

And some longer reads:

I just read Kindred and it was amazing: Black Star: The Life and Work of Octavia Butler (CrimeReads)

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/8/23)

Happy Sunday! I hope you get to relax a bit today.

Hong Kong reopens to China, with anxiety over covid and painkiller access (WaPo)

And some longer reads:

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/7/23)

Today is Saturday! I just messed up writing the date four times. Not even putting the wrong year, just the slashes in the wrong places. Get with it, fingers!

This whole term is going to be such a disaster: McCarthy Wins Speakership on 15th Vote After Concessions to Hard Right (NYT)

This is part of why this whole thing was not actually just funny: Kevin McCarthy’s inability to win House speaker is putting pretty much everything Congress does on hold (Grid)

And some longer reads:

Essential reporting on Ukraine: A Culture in the Cross Hairs (NYT)

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/5/23)

Today is Thursday and it's yet another day of work! Who came up with this! 

Speaker fight stagnates as House Republicans fail to find consensus (WaPo)

What happens to Nancy Pelosi now that she isn’t speaker of the House? (Grid)

Senior WHO official faults China for undercounting Covid deaths (STAT)

Ooh: Meta dealt blow by EU ruling that could result in data use ‘opt-in’ (The Guardian)

The case of the Supreme Court that just can't seem to stop talking (NPR)

NH mayors call for more state action on homelessness crisis (NHPR)

Microsoft Workers Form Largest Union in the U.S. Video Game Industry (Gizmodo)

Probably! Has the company building MBTA trains ‘completely abandoned its core responsibilities’? (Boston Globe)

Walter Cunningham, Who Helped Pave the Way to the Moon, Dies at 90 (NYT)

Good PSA but also click through, because the algorithm analysis is fascinating: PSA: Those Two Gay Minutes of “Kaleidoscope” Is All There Is (Autostraddle)

And some longer reads:

Putin’s New Year’s nightmare: How Ukraine shocked Russia with a deadly barrage of missiles (Grid)

‘Tragic Battle’: On the Front Lines of China’s Covid Crisis (NYT)

A Comprehensive Guide to Why a Ron DeSantis Presidency Would Be as Terrifying as a Trump One (Vanity Fair)

The irresistible voyeurism of “day in my life” videos (Vox)

Objects of Worship: A Japanese Journey in Ancient Religion and Modern Experience (Antigone)

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Morning Coffee Link Roundup (1/4/23)

Today is Wednesday! Another work day! And this is only a four-day week, so next week will take some getting used to.

I know schadenfreude is the easy reaction here, but it's actually very alarming that McCarthy isn't getting the votes because he's not extreme ENOUGH. For those of us in populations these powerful, evil people are trying to eliminate, it's harder to laugh. G.O.P. Fight Over Speaker Enters Its Second Day (NYT) 

Blasts Reported Near Russian Air Base In Crimea, Moscow Again Hits Ukraine’s Energy Grid (RFE)

Burkina Faso rights group alleges 28 dead in ethnic killings (WaPo)

Hey, here's some good news: FDA to allow pharmacies to dispense abortion pills to patients (CNN)

Antisemitism isn’t new. So why did 2022 feel different? (Vox)

‘A whole new perspective’: Jennifer McClellan could become first Black woman to represent Virginia in U.S. House (The 19th*)

China’s covid data is bad. An epidemiologist says that is making the surge nearly impossible to track. (Grid)

It's not too late to get a COVID booster — especially for older adults (NPR)

Gravestone-encircled ‘Hardy Tree’ falls in London (The Guardian)

Beyond "Lord of the Flies": On The New Wave of Feminist Survival Thrillers (CrimeReads)

And some longer reads:

How the war in Ukraine is tearing apart families in Russia: A ‘conflict with our parents’ (Grid)

How the Worst Fears for Democracy Were Averted in 2022 (NYT)

After the Club Q shooting, drag queens say they're upping security measures (NPR)

‘It’s Not Enough.’ SNAP Recipients Struggle Amid High Food Prices. (Civil Eats)

I love this column: Shop Talk: The Year in Review (CrimeReads)