The mid-Victorian fad for cheap novels about women who killed their useless husbands and then went on sprees of crime or immorality.
Long article by Jon Lee Anderson on the fall of Bolivian populist leader Evo Morales, which seems quite even-handed, or at least everyone in power on both sides comes out looking bad.
The strange world of Christian "Minion" memes
Hour-long video on the staging of a Tudor festival to mark the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace
The US Marines are ditching their tanks and tube artillery as part of a major reorganization. Instead they are taking on long-range missiles and other weapons they would need to occupy and defend islands in the South China Sea. Their commanding general said, "The current force is not organized, trained, or equipped to support the naval force -- operating in the contested maritime spaces, facilitating sea control, or executing distributed maritime operations."
Nigeria's kings, who have long held an informal power parallel to that of the state, are increasingly isolated and many young people think their offices should be abolished.
Google Earth is offering virtual tours of spectacular US National Parks.
The eye portraits exchanged by 18th-century lovers.
Solitude, loneliness, and the Romantic poets
Scott Alexander on whether wearing a surgical mask helps prevent viral infection
Long, thoughtful review of the new book in which Anne Case and Angus Deaton flesh our their 2015 article on "deaths of despair" among less educated white Americans.
Conserving ancient glass vessels.
First edition of Newton's Principia Mathematica discovered in Corsican library, unnoticed for more than a century because "it was on an upper shelf."
In the poor neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro, where the government has refused to enforce a stay at home plan, criminal gangs have announced that they will enforce one themselves.