The Link #280: [Comes Around]
December 27, 2020

An explainer on how the COVID-19 vaccine works, and some of the people who’ve been working on it.

This was the last pandemic Christmas — in 1918.

The pandemic has cancelled the much-reviled office holiday party.

Here’s where Christmas trees come from.

The journalist who fell in love with Martin Shkreli, and how Elle got the story.

An FSB officer accidentally confesses to an assassination plot.

Interviews of the week: Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo, Tobi Lütke of Shopify.

Life was no peach working for David Chang.

Revisiting the story of how we got the flamin’ hot cheeto.

On the disasters of local government in San Francisco.

Animal cognition and the question of whether Bunny the Dog can talk.

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