What to Read: The excellent Dave Eggers recently returned from a trip to Kiev and reports on the strangeness of life in a European town that is in a country at war. And yes, there’s an app for that. The New Yorker: The Profound Defiance of Daily Life in Kyiv. “The technology is now so advanced that Ukrainian citizens can know, more or less in real time, where the Russian missiles are coming from and generally where they’re going. In this case, Russia had just launched some seventy missiles, headed to sites all over Ukraine. The assumption was that they were directed at power substations, meant to cripple the country’s electrical grid. Vladimir Putin’s recent strategy has been to knock out the power in the depth of winter in hopes of breaking the spirits of everyday Ukrainians. So far this strategy has not worked.”

+ What to Soap: For a long time, I’ve been seeing articles talking about the connection between the series Yellowstone and the red state blue state culture wars. My wife and I recently got hooked on the show and, well, you can ignore all the culture war thinkpieces. Yellowstone is basically Dallas, but in Montana, and without a character as compelling as JR. (And that’s intended as a positive review.) Catch up on Peacock.

+ What to Read: “Sarah has tried for the past four years to find an apartment — her last steady residence was her college dormitory. When Sarah needs to get away from her mother and the rest of her life on the periphery of her grandmother’s one-story ranch home in Culver City, California, she splurges on a motel. When she doesn’t have the money, she gets more resourceful. She will sleep in her 2018 black Ford SUV, which she is still paying off. When it is not too cold, she pitches a green pop-up tent on the beach in Playa Del Rey. But most nights, Sarah closes her eyes in the garage next to her mother — and hopes for the best.” Capital and Main with a look at a different, and perhaps more common, part of the homelessness issue. “As rents have soared and wages have failed to keep up, workers like Sarah, especially those in expensive areas like Los Angeles, struggle to afford a place to live.” A three part series: No Way to Live.