Friday Links (are somewhat depressing)

  • Some truly beautiful photos. The View from Above: from landscapes to seascapes, from mountaintops to the valleys below, from Bhutan to Bismarck — a bird’s-eye tour of the world (Foreign Policy)
  • Another really interesting, somewhat unbelievable (but all too real) and ultimately depressing article. It’s also a good demonstration of how the internet brings people together more than it isolates us. Omar and Me: My strange, frustrating relationship with an American terrorist (Foreign Policy).

And now for some music, a little post-rock for relaxation. Enjoy the album Restore by My Cats A Stargazer:

Some of the links in this post came from the following newsletters: Longreads, NextDraft and Story of the Week.