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Elsewhere on Friday . . .
— Better, Faster, Stronger (NYRB $)
— Grievance and reform (PW’s Polycrisis)
— W*ke Capital (LRB, metered paywall)
— Perked up (The Baffler)
— A Saudi court has sentenced a man to death based on just his Twitter posts and YouTube activity. Retired teacher Muhammad al-Ghamdi, who had 10 followers for his two X accounts, is also the brother of a prominent exiled dissident. (Human Rights Watch)
— Hollywood CEOs having a tough time with strikes (Deadline)
— Dog autism? (Ars Technica)
— Driving cattle: This steer rides shotgun (New York Times $)
— Nebraska is a volleyball school (Defector)
— “None of the visiting media mentioned their time in prison in their reports — which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Straits Times, Mongabay, New Scientist, Condé Nast Traveller and on CNN.” (BTP Advisers)