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Michelangelo’s Hidden Drawings Atlas Obscura (chuck l) Barack Obama, the Hollow Icon Jacobin Photographs from the edge The Architects Newspaper The young Vietnamese helping tackle the illegal wildlife trade Al Jazeera A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click MIT Technology Review Salvador Allende Was Overthrown Because His Government Showed Chile Could Be Transformed Jacobin Supernova Requiem: Rerun of Massive Blast From Exploding Star Expected To Appear in 2037 Sci Tech Daily (chuck l) Solar ‘Superflares’ Rocked Earth Less Than 10,000 Years Ago—and Could Strike Again Scientific American (RM) Apple Patches Zero-Click iMessage Hack Used by NSO (David L) Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall on the Texas coast AP #COVID-19 WTO Set to Meet as Rich Nations Continue to

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Michelangelo’s Hidden Drawings Atlas Obscura (chuck l)

Barack Obama, the Hollow Icon Jacobin

Photographs from the edge The Architects Newspaper

The young Vietnamese helping tackle the illegal wildlife trade Al Jazeera

A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click MIT Technology Review

Salvador Allende Was Overthrown Because His Government Showed Chile Could Be Transformed Jacobin

Supernova Requiem: Rerun of Massive Blast From Exploding Star Expected To Appear in 2037 Sci Tech Daily (chuck l)

Solar ‘Superflares’ Rocked Earth Less Than 10,000 Years Ago—and Could Strike Again Scientific American (RM)

Apple Patches Zero-Click iMessage Hack Used by NSO (David L)

Hurricane Nicholas makes landfall on the Texas coast AP

#COVID-19

WTO Set to Meet as Rich Nations Continue to Block Vaccine Patent Waivers Truthout

“Things Are Looking Good and Going According to Plan”  Der Spiegel

United Employees Who Won’t Get Vaccinated Face Unpaid Leave or Termination Afar

Anthony Fauci says he would support vaccination requirement for air travel NY Post

New pandemic rules for NYC restaurants, city workers, schools in effect Fox 5 New York

As COVID cases rise, so do hospital-related infections Ars Technica

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New wave of Covid predicted as UK’s return to school and social mixing hit FT

Ho Chi Minh City Will Miss its Deadline Vietnam Weekly

Children in quarantine, city in lockdown as China battles Covid-19 outbreak South China Morning Post

Seriously ill COVID-19 patients double in vaccine pace-setter Singapore Reuters

Chinese vaccines’ value clarified by real-world data as exports near 1 billion South China Morning Post

How does the German election work? Deutsche Welle

Groves of Academe

Colleges Still Obsess Over National Rankings. For Proof, Look at Their Strategic Plans. Chronicle of Higher Education

The Case Against ‘Excellence’ at Universities NYT

Amy Coney Barrett insists Supreme Court judges are not ‘partisan hacks’ in wake of Texas abortion ruling Independent

US faces ‘real battle for democracy’ against far right, says Hillary Clinton Guardian

Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt. WSJ

Class Warfare

Crown Heights Armory Pool Offers Kids’ Swimming Lessons — for $50 a Half Hour The City. I noticed this article because it’s not far from our house. Seems to be an outrageous price for “affordable” recreation services – especially something as important as teaching city kids to swim.

10,000 John Deere Workers Poised to Strike – 400 Ketuncky Whiskey Workers Strike – Rural PA Teachers Strike Payday Report

Massachusetts National Guard Activated To Help Deal With School Bus Driver Shortage CBS Boston

When Wall Street came to coal country: how a big-money gamble scarred Appalachia Guardian

Top earning New Yorkers could face 61.2% combined tax rate under House plan, Californians may face 59% rate CNBC

House Democrats take step back from Biden on tax hikes The Hill.

Met Gala 2021: The best memes and reactions BBC

‘Where Are the Threads Dropped With the Criminal Investigation of the Sackler Family?’ FAIR


Long-Secret FBI Report Reveals New Connections Between 9/11 Hijackers and Saudi Religious 

Officials in U.S. ProPublica

Democrats Swoon Over George W. Bush, In Match Made in Hell TK News. Matt Taibbi.

California Recall

Biden makes push for California’s Newsom as recall nears end AP

Syraqistan

Extremists targeting extremists Dawn

Pakistan, China guide new Afghan political calculus Asia Times

A university falls, taking down a symbol of US soft power, Afghan cultural dignity France 24

Blinken defends Afghan withdrawal at testy U.S. congressional hearing Reuters

Ashraf Ghani was an American mistake with a high price for Afghans Responsible Statecraft

China?

Mapping China’s Place in the Global Semiconductor Industry The Diplomat

Myanmar

Junta forces torch Sagaing village after PDF raid on police station Myanmar Now

India

To Enlist Renewables’ Help With Net-Zero, India Needs Land Half the Size of TN The Wire

Reliance Jio’s cheap data has helped crores of Indians enter the internet age – but at what cost? Scroll

Antidote du Jour. Tracie H: “This male (females are brown) Great-tailed Grackle looks like he’s wondering just what I am up to.”:

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