Top Ten for December 8, 2020

Why is the M1 so fast?

Excellent review of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The cosmic weirdness of Magnetars

I will always associate Arecibo with GoldenEye

The environmental consequences, including poisoning, of road tires

JACK Quartet via Library of Congress playing Rodericus, Seeger, Carter, and new Tyshawn Sorey

Carrie Coon’s Criterion picks

The Party that Failed

I didn’t buy the portrayal of Welles in Fincher’s Mank, but I didn't mind – it was a terrific film

Ferneyhough’s string quartets