Map by Opicinus de Canistris (1296-1353)
The Acorn Rangers, determined to safeguard the squirrels of Seoul.
The bollards of east London, a photo essay.
Mass protests in Chile against – well, everything.
Speaking of which, the frequency of mass protests around the world continues to increase, but their success rate is plummeting, from 70% in the 1970s to 30% since 2000.
A poet who believes in ghosts pens an essay about creativity and the spirit world, vaguely shamanistic, possibly insane, which leaves me meditating on the connections between art, madness, and religion.
Genetic study of elite Jamaican sprinters finds that they are no more similar genetically than random Jamaicans. The genes for athletic performance remains as elusive as those for intelligence.
Magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene
The five best books about Napoleon.
Review of Jill Lepore's one-volume history of the US, These Truths, leftist but interesting.
A history of the internet through the history of online atheism.
The Puy de Fou, France's Catholic Disneyland, with a daily pageant depicting Christian revolt against perfidious, cosmopolitan Romans.
The complicated problem of pro-anorexia web sites.
At the MAGA church: Trump in Biblical prophecy