1. Magpies stereotype (NYT). Among other things.2. Who writes on the internet?3. Natural immunity right now is looking somewhat weak. And total ivermectin fail (WSJ).4. The decline of Cesar Franck (NYT). And the sounds of Dune (NYT).5. Where can you visit in Asia right now?6. "This paper examines the factors that have been driving the fall in inequality and poverty over two recent decades in the Russian Federation."7. Is Russia shifting toward a long-term, static war?8. A Ukraine-related hypothesis about the unpaid UCLA job.