- Academic achievement across the day: Evidence from randomized class schedules. Early morning classes and not having breaks are Bad For Learning.
- The Man who Cracked the Lottery, an unbelievable story about an unclaimed lottery prize that unveiled a scheme to crack the lottery.
- I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America. A collection of stories related to being a “cable guy” in the US. Content warning for sexual abuse.
- Prime and Punishment, on the dirty tricks Amazon Marketplace sellers use to remove competitors from the market.
- Perfectly Intelligent Mafia. A cute paper on the optimal strategy for playing Mafia (with some restrictions).
- Learning China’s Forbidden History, So They Can Censor It. China’s censorship is outsourced to companies that hire low-wage workers. Most of them have never heard about Tiananmen Square.
- The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros. A plausible story on the origin and popularization of the anti-Soros sentiment among far-right groups. Content warning for antisemitism.
- Literary Magazines for Socialists Funded by the CIA, Ranked. Turns out the CIA funded socialist anti-stalinist literary magazines during the Cold War.
- A Style-Based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks. Geez, that is impressive.
- Art You Can’t Get To. On an artwork piece on Antarctica (almost) no one can get to.
- How Knot To Hang A Painting. How to solve a simple painting-hanging problem using knot theory.
- Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible. The article isn’t particularly good but the mentioned youtubers are pretty awesome.
TV shows and movies:
- Sex Education, season 1. I did not like the first episode very much but then it becomes quite good.
- Steven Universe, season 5. Loved it.
- The Good Place, season 3. A philosophical treaty on utilitarianism (only half-joking with this description).
- Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Okay-ish.