Friday headlines: Nobel

Hi. Due to the work required this month to produce the Tournament of Books, we’re going to take a week off and nap. See you April 8.

With the Wall Street Journal’s Evan Gershkovich now detained in Russia for a year, other journalists explain how they survived imprisonment. / The Wall Street Journal [+]

A Kremlin spokesman says talks for a deal to release Gershkovich “must be carried out in absolute silence.” / Reuters

Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years in prison for conspiracy and fraud. / The Verge

A Michigan nuclear power station will be the first in the United States to reopen after being fully closed. / Semafor

“Wi-Fi” turns out not to be an abbreviated version of wireless fidelity—it’s a name invented by the same marketing company that came up with “Prozac.” / Gizmodo

Why do identical businesses open side by side in African cities? Because it generates an informal welfare system. / The Conversation

A quarter of Paris residents live in government housing—an aggressive effort “to keep middle- and lower-income residents and small-business owners in the heart of the city.” / The New York Times [+]

Hotels are shifting away from providing room service to providing easier ways to receive takeout. / The Wall Street Journal [+]

“Higher thread counts mean higher tensile strength.” One reason to buy expensive sheets? In case you need to escape. / The Art of Manliness

A round-up of contemporary painters reviving Impressionism. / artsy

A review of rejection letters written by Toni Morrison when she was a book editor. “It simply wasn’t interesting enough.” / The Los Angeles Review of Books

See also: Publishers put fake Van Goghs on their book covers. The Donald Judd Foundation sues Kim Kardashian for “false endorsement.” / The Art Newspaper, dezeen

Today’s the championship match in the Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes—find out who took home the Rooster! / Field Notes, The ToB

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