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The 200 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years, According to Pitchfork Readers. Radiohead, Kanye, Kendrick, Lorde, LCD Soundsystem, Wilco, and Fiona Apple are all in the top 25.  pitchfork.com
A series of simulations that show how tiny differences in how women are undervalued in the workplace result in huge disparities in executive representation. It's basically the idea of compounding interest working against them.  nytimes.com
Here are the reasons for the "supply chain issues" plaguing the global economy. "A combination of Covid and bad luck has contributed to a complex mess that has no parallel in recent economic history."  bloomberg.com
Netflix & David Fincher are releasing a new series of "visual essays for the love of cinema". I'm excited because Tony Zhou & Taylor Ramos of Every Frame a Painting are involved!  engadget.com
On self-managed abortion using mail order medication. "Even in states with the strictest abortion laws, pregnant people have a safe, inexpensive option to terminate their pregnancies. But few know about it."  theatlantic.com
Estimating what Covid-19 is going to look like in the coming years – "perhaps 40k or 100k deaths per year in the US from COVID at endemic state".  twitter.com
Some thoughts from Nick Mohammed, the actor who plays Nathan Shelley on Ted Lasso, on his character's season two arc, which some viewers didn't buy (spoilers). "in my head Nate was transforming into José Mourinho!"  twitter.com
The Great Escape. "Follow Aaron Rolph's 2700km bikepacking trip up the United Kingdom, taking anything but the shortest route."  vimeo.com · via @themorningnews
Hollywood Age Gap: the age difference in years between love interests in Hollywood films. (Search "Woody Allen" for an unsurprising correlation.)  hollywoodagegap.com
In a "regret lottery", everyone is automatically entered but when the drawing happens, only people who took a certain action (like getting vaxxed) are eligible to actually win.  npr.org · via @davidepstein
Updating Disaster Films to Be More Realistic. Like Independence Day: "Humans continue to fight one another up to the moment that they are annihilated by hostile space aliens."  newyorker.com
The 9090-piece Titanic is the largest Lego set ever built (and retails for $630). "You can be blasé about some things, Rose, but not about Titanic. It's over 1500 more pieces than the Millennium Falcon and far more luxurious."  lego.com
Wendy's is teaming up with Kellogg's to release a breakfast cereal that "evokes the irresistible taste of a Wendy's Frosty".  foodbusinessnews.net
"'Black Lady Therapists' are still a TV trope. But now they have more depth." Thoughts on recent seasons of Ted Lasso, In Treatment, and The White Lotus.  npr.org
Making various things out of HTML checkboxes, including games, famous logos, animations, and real-time video filters. This is nuts!  bryanbraun.com · via @sidebario
Holy crap, Michael Hobbes is leaving You're Wrong About. Epic, epic run...good luck w/ your future endeavors @RottenInDenmark!  buzzsprout.com
From David Remnick's new profile of Paul McCartney, the Beatle's appraisal of the Rolling Stones: "I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are."  newyorker.com
This Is Your Kid's School and Even Though the Emergency Contact Form Lists Your Husband, We Need You, the Mom.  mcsweeneys.net
This was actually pretty entertaining.  twitter.com
A NY state drinking law prompted the creation of the world's worst sandwich. "It would be served to a guest with their beer or whiskey, then whisked away and given to someone else. A single Raines Sandwich might last the day, or even the whole week."  openculture.com
Feeling down in the dumps? Maybe go experience some awe. "Awe can reduce stress, help inflammation, increase creativity and sociability and make you happy."  theguardian.com
Here it is: the world's Worst Tweet Ever.  twitter.com
Remarkable trees from around the world, including the redwood, dragonblood trees, rainbow eucalyptus, and a massive rhododendron.  mossandfog.com
Pfizer officially asked the FDA to approve the use of their Covid-19 vaccine in kids aged 5-11. Loooottts of parents I know have been waiting impatiently for this.  apnews.com
The pop/rock singers with the biggest vocabularies include Bjork, Patti Smith, Thom Yorke, and Billie Eilish.  word.tips · via @tedgioia
Typing "random Pokemon curve" into Wolfram Alpha will return a plot of a Pokemon character and the equation for generating it.  wolframalpha.com · via @hoppo
After 30+ years, legendary ski resort trail map painter James Niehues is retiring. "A good design is relevant for a few years, maybe even a decade. But a well-made map is used for generations."  jamesniehues.com
Flickr announces the Flickr Foundation to "to properly preserve and care for the Flickr Commons archive...and plan for the very long-term health and longevity of the entire Flickr collection".  flickr.org
Good news: the WHO has approved the first-ever malaria vaccine.  nytimes.com
A four-part series on How to Make Comics from MoMA and comics scholar Chris Gavaler.  moma.org
Bewilderment is Richard Powers' first book since his Pulitzer-winning The Overstory. "At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?"  bookshop.org
The first part of an FT series on "how the electric vehicle market is rapidly taking off" (in Europe). The charging situation in cities is going to need to get a lot better for widespread adoption of non-hybrid EVs.  ft.com
Incredible photo of the Milky Way shot on an iPhone 13 Pro Max. Indistinguishable from magic, etc.  twitter.com
I am pretty skeptical of this assertion about the pandemic in the US: "Barring something unexpected, I'm of the opinion that this is the last major wave of infection." I hope I'm wrong but the winter could be pretty tough.  nytimes.com
Sign o' the times: Google Maps is adding a permanent fire layer that will allow folks to "view the exact boundaries of a wildfire just as easily as you can look up the current traffic patterns".  arstechnica.com
Why Are Americans Still – Still! – Wearing Cloth Masks? "Much of our approach to the pandemic has changed in the past 18 months, our approach to masking largely has not. So why are we still strapping pieces of fabric to our face?"  theatlantic.com
A collection of James Bond animated GIFs.  giphy.com
Pitchfork went back and rescored some of their old reviews. Grimes got bumped down while Rilo Kiley and Daft Punk got bumped up.  pitchfork.com
A proposed Richter scale for network system outages. "2.0. Facebook down, Gmail down, Apple App Store down, HSBC contactless cards not working on London transport. Duration of shorter than a day."  interconnected.org
The three types of difficulty encountered when playing video games (roughly: rule comprehension, hand-eye coordination, strategy).  clivethompson.medium.com
The teaser trailer for HBO's new Game of Thrones prequel series, House Of The Dragon.  youtube.com
How many episodes should you watch of a new TV show before it fully reveals itself? (I've found that some of my favorite shows clicked in the third episode, incl. The Wire & Mad Men.)  theatlantic.com
When it comes to storms, hurricanes, and flooding, "water will go where water has always gone".  nytimes.com
On the Internet, We're Always Famous. "Never before in history have so many people been under the gaze of so many strangers."  newyorker.com
The official US death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic reaches 700,000, making it the deadliest pandemic in US history.  apnews.com
Live bird migration maps. Love looking at these every year.  birdcast.info
What's the weirdest question someone's ever asked you? "A guy once emailed me about how hard you'd have to fan a tornado to make it start spinning in the other direction..."  gallusrostromegalus.tumblr.com
During WWII, the staff at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens buried all of their statues and other antiquities. When the Nazis arrived to loot their treasure, they were greeted by an empty museum.  pappaspost.com
The Stories Behind 20 Inventions That Changed the World, including toilets, duct tape, radio, x-rays, and birth control pills.  mentalfloss.com
"Divorce can also be an act of radical self-love that leaves the whole family better off."  nytimes.com
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