Wednesday assorted links

1. Sentences to ponder: “He’s in London with his girlfriend, in the apartment the Batman folks rented for him…’I went for a run around the park today,’ he says. ‘I’m so terrified of being, like, arrested. You’re allowed to run around here. But the terror I feel from it is quite extreme.’…I was so obsessed with watching Christopher Hitchens debates.”

2. The man feeding a remote Alaska town with a Costco card and a ship.

3. The Cal State system — which covers about 500,000 people — seems to be opting for a virtual Fall semester.

4. “We find that talking about white privilege causes a major reduction in support for a politician.

5. Leisure-enhancing technological change.

6. How are bookstores doing? (NYT)

7. Henry on what the public really wants.

8. Calgary Zoo to ship giant pandas back to China early due to difficulty getting bamboo during pandemic.

9. “However, from May 15th, nationals of the Faroe Islands and Greenland will be able to visit [Iceland] without going into quarantine.

10. John Gray ponders the apocalypse.


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