First up, two very cool things you should definitely check out. One: Bill Watterson – yes, that Bill Watterson, the Calvin and Hobbes cartoonist – and John Kascht wrote a short book called The Mysteries that’s due out in October this year. Keep an eye out for that. Two: Here’s a cool review of a gas-powered car, written as if electric cars had come first and were the norm. It’s pretty amusing.
Secondly, I have a pile of interesting links saved up. You can keep yourself busy this weekend catching up on the news.
- The Co-Founder Of Snopes Wrote Dozens Of Plagiarized Articles For The Fact-Checking Site (BuzzFeed News, 8/27/21)
- As a ban on one abortion pill looms, providers look to the other as a fallback. But that isn’t ideal (STAT News, 2/10/23)
- Scientists find that fish can recognize themselves in photos – study (Jerusalem Post, 2/13/23)
- Trump’s Financial Situation Is Even Shakier Than We Knew (Daily Beast, 2/1/23)
- Life After the Ohio Train Derailment: Trouble Breathing, Dying Animals, and Saying Goodbye (New Republic, 2/13/23)
- The Villages Vendetta: How a Grassroots Revolt in the Iconic Retirement Community Ended With a 72-Year-Old Political Prisoner (2/5/23)
- Survey: More Than Half Of Republicans Support Christian Nationalism (Talking Points Memo, 2/15/23)
- How do pandemics begin? There’s a new theory — and a new strategy to thwart them (NPR, 2/15/23)
- The U.S. could run out of cash to pay its bills between July and September (NPR, 2/15/23)
- Michigan State shootings are a reminder: We must take the guns away (Washington Post, 2/14/23)