Mid-week link roundup Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:27:06 CST David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Geography, Politics, Weather, Work (0) Lots of things popped up in my browser today: New Republic's Adrian Daub reviews the new Netflix series Babylon Berlin. The Illinois State Climatologist points out that we had a cold and snowy first half of February—which will now become not as cold but rainy. And today, it's 6°C, with all that implies for the piles of snow all over the city. Two articles on buildings with horrifying pasts, some in San Francisco, and one in Chicago. President Trump's longtime personal lawyer admitted paying Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket, but left out whether Trump reimbursed him. Bruce Schneier bemoans the likelihood that consumers' online data really can't be protected. Writing for Crain's, Mark Glennon suggests what Illinois can do "to avoid utter collapse." (My first thought: quit exaggerating the problems.) And now, back to work.