Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Mansudae Art Studio is North Korea’s art department, and its artwork is available for sale via an Italy-based company. (Courtesy: NYT)

* Evacuation Day (Courtesy: NYT)

* CubeSat movement technologies. (Courtesy: Economist)

* Northwestern-style xiao long baos have a thicker skin, because of the region’s more common use of flour. (Courtesy: NYT)

* Tobacco was legal tender in Virginia. (Courtesy: David Graeber’s Debt)