Weekend reading list Saturday, 09 March 2019 11:02:38 CST David-Braverman Chicago, General, Politics, Weather, Work (0) Just a few things I'm reading that you also might want to read: Responding to yesterday's post about the Democratic Party's flirtation with anti-Semitism, reader DH sends an article from today's Guardian explaining why the left is doing this worldwide. Atlas Obscura describes the middle-ages privacy measure called letterlocking. Illinois officially had its coldest temperature ever when Mt Carroll hit -39°C on January 31st. The Tribune digs into why the Jane Byrne Interchange remodeling will got almost a decade late and $750 million over budget. Citylab takes a look at why traffic fatalities are going down but pedestrian fatalities are going up. James Fallows describes how he and a group of fed-up citizens got gas-powered leaf blowers banned in Washington. Scientific American's Steve Mirsky describes a pair of scientific papers about how to do a double-blind, randomized test of the efficacy of parachutes. And finally, it's getting close to April and the Blogging A-to-Z Challenge. Stay tuned.