Saturday Linkages: That Hauntological Feeling

Sprawl made Los Angeles’ pandemic problem worse, not better

Exploring the Abandoned Spaces of the Internet

Fry’s Electronics is shutting its doors for good

What would it be like to live in an abandoned mall? Donate to my Patreon and we’ll move here

If you like mannequins you’ll love this real estate listing

Vertical Farming Does Not Save Space

Despite cool and occasionally unsettled conditions in NorCal, unusually dry conditions to persist into March

A heartbreaking but important reminder of the cost of this epidemic

Saturday Linkages: Forever Lent

The scars of solitary: Albert Woodfox on freedom after 44 years in a concrete cell

The sweet it’s OK to eat at Lent: But does anyone actually like karamelli tal-harrub?

A Modern Take on the Phenakistoscope

Why a California scientist hosted superspreader event amid a deadly COVID-19 surge

Texas prepping gong wrong, a thread

A visual search engine

Remapping Cultural Hauntology: An American Perspective

‘This Crap Means More to Him Than My Life’: When QAnon Invades American Homes

Alaska woman using outhouse attacked by bear, from below

Writer’s blockdown: after a year inside, novelists are struggling to write

Cat Takes a Huge Leap Into Owner’s Arms

Saturday Linkages: Can’t Stop the Memes

Turn Off Your Mind, Relax—and Float Right-Wing?

Chairman Mao Invented Traditional Chinese Medicine

“Cocaine of the sea” — the illegal fish trade of the Mexican cartel and Chinese mafia

Meaty meals and play stop cats killing wildlife, study finds

NeoPixel Ancient Oil Lamp

Kelly Norris on New Naturalism and Informed Plant Choices

Grow Your Own Giant Sequoia Tree

I love lava

Saturday Linkages: The week I discovered the honey buzzard

Make your own Bayeux tapestry memes

Ladies and gentleman, the Oriental Honey Buzzard

What does a cup of flour weight? It’s surprisingly complicated

Obrigado, Internet.

‘A managerial Mephistopheles’: inside the mind of Jeff Bezos

Cactus smuggler sentenced for importing illegal plants

La-la land: the playful side of Los Angeles – in pictures

The McMansion Hell Yearbook: 1978

Saturday Linkages: First as Tragedy, Then as LARP

From lockdowns to pool parties: how Covid rules vary around the world

As Kate Wagner of MacMansion Hell put it, “None of you are ready for this real estate listing.”

You have until 6:30 p.m. today EST to view Der Fliegende Holländer, the last Met opera filmed before the pandemic

Car Lanes to Become Bike Lanes on 2 Major New York City Bridges

Those Mysterious Dark Helicopters Were Landing On Multiple Downtown LA Rooftops Last Night

The Strangest Operating Systems Ever Released

Facebook is bombarding rightwing users with ads for combat gear. See for yourself

Wende Museum virtual tour

Neom – The Line to Oblivion