4. "Every chess movie, ranked." On the list is an oddly under-publicized Kasparov-Thiel "documentary" of the two walking/driving around New York City for a day. Though it was only nine years ago, it feels like such a different world. You also get to watch Peter beat Frank Brady in speed chess, and Garry then comment on the proceedings.
5. From Hannes Malmberg (email): “Pre-1920, rapid natural population growth made high immigration consistent with a low share of foreign-born. Between 1880 and 1920, the number of foreign-born more than doubled, 6.7mn to 13.9mn, while the share of foreign-born didn’t budge, 13.3% to 13.2%.“