Photographer Dmitry Markov died in Pskov on February 16, 2024. He was 41 years old. Markov was one of the most significant photographers in modern Russia. Not only did he chronicle everyday life in the country’s regions, but he also tried to make it better through volunteer work.
Three weeks’ worth of articles: Obituaries, artificial intelligence, damaging storms, the case for charging genocide in Gaza, the viral Chabad tunnel story and online antisemitism, and housing—social in Vienna and enshittified at Airbnb
Jamelle Bouie makes a good argument for “a plain reading of Section 3”—and against objections to disqualifying Trump as a candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
Die Zeit has the full text of the talk in English, which makes several points about—and about thinking about—history, comparison, learning, memory, and politics—and their uses.
A wild and terrifying story from the New York Times that offers a rare look at both human trafficking and the operations of a criminal gang running online scams.