how are you on this fine Wednesday? I had a surprisingly busy couple of days so I put this issue together pretty last minute. I hope I still managed to include something for most tastes.
This week’s links
🇦🇫 Breakdancing in Kabul: A Coping Mechanism for Generations Growing up in War
After decades of war, more than half the Afghan population suffers from mental health issues. One surprising escape: breakdancing.
😱 How Thieves Stole $40 Million of Copper by Spray-Painting Rocks in Turkey
This is a pretty crazy story and I love the way it is presented.
⚠️ White Boy Summer, Nazi Memes and the Mainstreaming of White Supremacist Violence
A very interesting if worrying summary by Bellingcat.
🤔 The Most Precious Resource is Agency
This was a thought-provoking article. I’m not sure how much I agree with both premise and conclusion (comparisons across wildly different time periods are hard) but it definitely resonates.
🦎 No One Imagined Giant Lizard Nests Would Be This Weird
As always, nature is fascinating.
💰 The Fall Of The Billionaire Gucci Master
I wonder who’s going to play him in the TV show….
🇻🇳 Here’s what Vietnam’s visa crackdown tells us about the country
This is a trend that can be seen all over SE Asia: as countries move into the middle-income bracket they take a tougher stance towards foreigners on dodgy visas.
🤔 ‘At first I thought, this is crazy’: the real-life plan to use novels to predict the next war
It may sound crazy but I know someone who did research on somewhat similar projects before and they worked surprisingly well.
🔭 Huge Oort Cloud object has been spotted entering the solar system
This is quite exciting since this object is significantly bigger than some of the largest comets.
A half hour documentary about the offsensive the Burmese military is carrying out against the ehtnic Karen people.
Until next week,