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[BLOG] Some Sunday links

  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly talks about her experience at the NY Daily News after that newspaper halved its staff.
  • Hornet Stories talks about US Navy drag queen Harper Daniels.
  • io9 notes that Chelsea Cain is returning to Marvel to write for a new mini-series featuring the Vision.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how oil rigs can spur the growth of coral reefs.
  • Language Hat links to an article examining the growing influence of the English language, to the point it is influencing the grammar of other languages.
  • Dan Nexon at Lawyers, Guns and Money starts an extended analysis of American hegemony post-1992, arguing that any decline has more to do with a lack of cohesion in the “greater West”.
  • The LRB Blog notes the willingness of the British government to allow the extradition of two of its citizens accused of collaborating with ISIS to the US without seeking a guarantee against the death penalty.
  • Marginal Revolution notes that cross-Mediterranean migration to Europe has fallen, mainly as a result of the risk of the crossing and the actions of the Libyan coast guard.
  • The NYR Daily examines the sculpture of Brancusi.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel examines the question of what dark energy actually is and what it means for the future of the universe.
  • Understanding Society’s Daniel Little reviews a book on cyber-security and cyber-threats, and finds little comfort.
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