Weekend Reading

A few interesting articles to enjoy with your favorite beverage this weekend:

A Total Solar Eclipse Feels Really Weird by Bob Berman in Wired
The End of “Here and Now” by Alexandra Samuel in JSTOR Daily
The Omnipresence of Dust in Kathmandu by Abby Seiff at psmag.com
Will Russia Interfere In The Finnish Presidential Election by Pekka Virkki in Up North magazine
How to kill a dinosaur in 10 minutes by Paul Braterman at 3quarksdaily
The Haunted Mind: The Stubborn Persistence of the Supernatural by Bo Winegard and Ben Winegard at quillette.com

Weekend Reading

Possible poolside reading for your weekend:
 
How Eclipse Chasers Are Putting a Small Kentucky Town on the Map by Lucas Reilly at Mental Floss
The G20 in an Unjust World by Alexander Jung at Spiegel
Racing the Storm: The Story of the Mobile Bay Sailing Disaster by Matthew Teague at Smithsonian
The man who went on a hike – and never stopped walking by Robert Moor in The Guardian
Monocle’s View From Nowhere by Kyle Chayka in The New Republic

Weekend Reading

It’s a long weekend for many here in the USA, so here’s a whole batch of articles to take with you to the pool.

The Lunar Sea by Ferris Jabr in Hakai Magazine
The Rise of the Thought Leader by David Sessions in the New Republic
The New Working Class by Gabriel Winant in Dissent
Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses by Spencer Soper at Bloomberg.com
The deal that’s destroying Russia’s roads at meduza.io
Trump and the Trumpists by Wolfgang Streeck at inference-review.com
When Pedestrians Ruled the Streets by Clive Thompson at Smithsonian
Paying a Price for 8 Days of Flying in America by Sarah Lyall in the New York Times

Weekend Reading

Here are a few thoughtful articles for your consideration this weekend, along with this lovely landscape from Watson’s Bay, in New South Wales. Click the photo to enlarge it.

Now, on to the smart stuff:

Making the Subarctic Bloom by Cody Punter at The Walrus.
Generation Putin by Natalia Zorkaya at Eurozine.com
The Search for Intelligent Life by Justin E. H. Smith at Berfrois
The Norwegian who knew his tortoises so well that he changed the course of history at nypesuppe.blogspot.com
The Time of Our Lives by Raymond Tallis at thenewatlantis.com

Weekend Reading

Relax with some interesting reading this weekend:

Life Under the Volcano by John Dennehy at Roads and Kingdoms
Long Way Home by Ryan Bradley at vqronline.org
On Time by Richard Dawkins at penguin.co.uk
How the D-Day Invasion Was Planned at popularmechanics.com
Dividing Droplets Could Explain Life’s Origin by Natalie Wolchover at quantamagazine.com
Gentrification, Post-Soviet Style by Jeffrey Tayler at TheAtlantic.com

Weekend Reading

A few titles for your weekend perusal:

Dark Tourism in Kazakhstan’s Gulag Heartland by Peter Ford at thediplomat.com
Malta Leaks: Playing the Shell Game in the Mediterranean at Spiegel Online
Moldova Between Russia and the West: A Delicate Balance by Eugene Rumer at carnegieendowment.org
The energy expansions of evolution by Olivia P. Judson at nature.com
The Thoughts of a Spiderweb by Joshua Sokol in Quanta Magazine
How to Be a Stoic by Skye Cleary in 3ammagazine

Weekend Reading

Five engaging reads to load up and take along on a picnic:

Albania’s Bunker Problem by Dave Hazzan at Roads and Kingdoms
Border Crossing to Cymru by Chris Morgan at nowheremag.com
Brexit and the Globalization Trilemma by Dani Rodrik at rodrick.typepad.com
Is the Gig Economy Working? by Nathan Heller in The New Yorker
The Annexation of Crimea isn’t Going as Planned by Lily Hyde in Foreign Policy