Hillel Wayne has a stellar piece about esoteric programming languages that gets a bit more into the historical side and is more obscure than what Wikipedia gives you. Everyone knows Brainfuck and Shakespeare, but ever heard of Hexagony?
Scott Alexander uses statistics and data science to show that during the COVID pandemic, suicide rates actually went down and asks the important question: why?
Henry N. Gifford bemoans the disappearance of the old Irish tradition of keening, the wailing for the dead, which may have been the inspiration for the banshee.
Jonathan Christensen makes some observations about toxic workplaces, and how to avoid creating them (it’s all about creating packs).