Welcome to our first post!
What we’ve read this week:
- Conor Friedersdorf’s writing on how his readers are defending microaggressions in today’s society.
- The life of all-star NFL player JJ Watt, by Michael Silver.
- The lack of resources in our public defender system as vocalized by Jon Oliver.
- David Sims on the Hufflepuff comeback.
- Esquire commemorates the return home of a celebrated war reporter.
- Josh Morgan’s Podcast statistics.
- An ice cream war of attrition, by David Wolman and Julian Smith.
- Heather Havrilesky and the misplaced and possibly villain-esque ambitions of Disney.
- Todd VanDerWerff on the impending bust of peak TV, and some similar thoughts offered up by NPR’s Linda Holmes.
- Why Harvard students are studying Chinese philosophy, written by Christine Gross-Loh and flagged for attention by a contributor’s mother.
- Vauhini Vara on Ahmed Mohamed’s future.
- Buzzfeed’s Anne Helen Peterson on the return of Tiger Beat magazine.
- The increase in popularity of the in-depth first-person essay by Laura Bennett of Slate.
What we’ve listened to:
- Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches discussion of their new album on Grantland.
- Jody Avirgan podcast regarding what’s happened with data collection on the anniversary of the Ferguson shooting on FiveThirtyEight’s What’s The Point.
- Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics on how to make a smart TV ad.
- NPR’s Planet Money discusses why people do bad things.
What we have been watching and are continuing to watch:
- The Wire, Season 4
- Broadchurch, Season 2
- Switchfoot’s Fading West documentary
- Sparktruck: A Maker Journey
If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading (or skimming) and always feel free to talk to us via Twitter, Facebook, or email with your thoughts on anything from sock colors and website improvements/suggestions to vinyl purism (looking at you Taylor) and general questions/commentary. Thanks again for your time, and look forward to next week’s posting!