Links for January 30, 2017

Pictures From Women’s Marches on Every Continent

Photos: More Than 100,000 Attend Women’s March In San Francisco As City Hall Lights Up Pink

The Oral History of President Barack Obama Playing Pickup Basketball

San Escobar, a Masterclass in Accidental Nation-Building

Witold Waszczykowski tells the assembled Polish press corps: “I have had meetings with officials from more than 20 countries, including some Caribbean nations with which we have never had bilateral diplomatic contact before. Countries like Belize, and San Escobar”. The Belizeans must have been delighted. But the San Escobarians can’t have been: that country simply does not exist.... By the end of the week, San Escobar was a many-splendoured reality, albeit an entirely virtual one, and one whose main raison d’être seemed to be to mock the minister and his right-wing government. Witold Waszczykowski had inadvertently created one of the new year’s first major internet memes.