The LRB Blog remembers Madeleine Lebeau, last survivor of the cast of Casablanca.
Marginal Revolution engages with Peter Thiel’s funding of Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker.
The Planetary Society Blog notes sterling work reclaiming distorted images from the Voyager probes.
pollotencheggreports on the origins of migrants to Kyiv.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer reports on Puerto Rico.
Seriously Science notes that wild boar apparently wash their food before eating.
Window on Eurasia looks at Putin’s traditionalism, wonders if there might be a Russian Olympics boycott to spare the country the shame of being excluded, speculates about the North Caucasus’ future within Russia, and reports Ukrainian worries of being isolated versus Russia.
Bloomberg notes Twitter will stop counting photos and links against its 140-character limit, reports on the challenges of the new Taiwanese president, and reports on Japan’s efforts to boost its workforce.
Bloomberg View argues European banks just aren’t good at investment banking, suggests austerity worked for Latvia, and argues an IMF suggestion of a debt holiday for Greece is impolitic.
The Dragon’s Gaze notes evidence that Kardashev Type III civilizations do not exist.
The Dragon’s Tales notes the new Kenya-Somalia border war, suggests the United Arab Emirates will be building a mountain to try to trigger rain, and notes that the new French-built submarines of Australia will come with American tech parts.
Language Log looks at the changing meaning of “feel”.
Marginal Revolution suggests Russian power might be on an upswing and looks at European Union proposals to fine countries which do not accept refugees.
The NYRB Daily notes the controversy surrounding Poland’s Second World War museum at Gdansk.
The Planetary Society Blog looks at robotic activity around the solar system.
The Power and the Money’s Noel Maurer considers the question of whether or not Napoleonic rule did kickstart growth in western Germany.
Savage Minds continues the discussion of decolonizing anthropology.
Torontoist notes a protest tomorrow by Ontario parents unhappy that the provincial government will not cover enough of an effective autism program.
Window on Eurasia looks at class divisions in Russia and notes a proposal to divert water from Siberian rivers to China.
Bloomberg looks at the Vietnamese government’s response to a mass fish death, examines political instability in Iraq, notes a potentially problematic nuclear plant in the United Kingdom, and studies an illegal amber rush in western Ukraine.
CBC looks at the recent New Brunswick ruling on interprovincial alcohol shipments, notes an auction of Prince’s blazer from Purple Rain, suggests that a Facebook rant by a man convicted of neglecting the health of his son may not help him in sentencing, and looks at the retirement of Pierre Karl Péladeau as head of the Parti Québécois.
The Inter Press Service notes African support for West Papuan freedom.
MacLean’slooks at the Island’s preparation for Mike Duffy’s return to the Senate, notes Karla Homolka’s children will have to deal with their mother’s past crimes, and reacts to the new Drake album.
National Geographicinterviews the author of a new book on abandoned cities.
NPR notes how Somali-British poet Warsan Shane has become a star thanks to Beyoncé.
Universe Today notes Russia’s first launch from its Far Eastern Vostochny cosmodrone and reports on the identification of an extragalactic neutrino source.