Somebody call "lunch!" Wednesday, 08 July 2020 11:07:01 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, General, Geography, Politics (0) Stuff to read: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accidentally referenced the Armenian genocide, which would have been great if she had any clue why the Turkish embassy immediately demanded she apologize. Paul Krugman says that we lost the war on Covid-19 because of our leadership, not because of our culture. Crain's reports that Illinois had its best month ever in legal marijuana sales, and yes, they made a bad pun in their headline. NPR reports that phase transitions, the physics concept, may help explain how ALS damages cells. WBEZ explores why my neighborhood became an entertainment hub in the early 20th century. Writing for The Atlantic, Helen Lewis explores "how JK Rowling became Voldemort." Finally, last June, Jennifer Giesbrecht wrote that "Babylon 5 is the greatest, most terrible SF series." She's mostly right.