Bedazzled unicorns are all the rage…

What we’re reading: Interviews: Ezra Keonig of Vampire Weekend talks up indie music’s historical relevance – or lack thereof – with Carles of Hipster Runoff via Fader. Competition: This underdog essay by Malcolm Gladwell for The New Yorker in 2009 that would provide the centerpiece for his 2013 book David and Goliath. Fortune Magazine takes several looks at some of the contestants for The NYCC Eastern Championships … More Bedazzled unicorns are all the rage…

First the worst, second the best, does the third get the bird?

Welcome back everyone! Here’s the second issues of our newsletter, with some new adaptations and changes; as always feel free to get back with us, whether its responses to articles or comments about the design of the newsletter itself. We’re still figuring out this stuff from our side, so any feedback is appreciated! Would love … More First the worst, second the best, does the third get the bird?

Newsletter #1: Coffee brewing in the background!

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 … More Newsletter #1: Coffee brewing in the background!

Favorite Longform Articles of the Week: 6/27/15 – 7/5/2015

100 Percent is Overrated James Hamblin, The Atlantic, June 2015 The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era Vincent Larivière, Stefanie Haustein, and Philippe Mongeon, Public Library of Science (PLOS), June 2015  For Amusement Only: the life and death of the American arcade Laura June, The Verge, January 2013 The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last … More Favorite Longform Articles of the Week: 6/27/15 – 7/5/2015