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!
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
Take Down the Confederate Flag—Now Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, June 2015 The Semicolon Project Heather Parrie, WordPress Blog, June 2015 For Cities, Big-Box Stores Are Becoming Even More of a Terrible Deal Olivia LaVecchia, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, June 2015 Comedy Central in the Post-TV Era Jonah Weiner, The New York Times, June 2015 Superhero … More Favorite Longform Articles of the Week: 6/20/15 – 6/27/15
Making Victoria’s Secret Pay For Keeping Staff On Call Sapna Maheshwari & Cora Lewis, Buzzfeed, June 2015 In Search Of The Red Cross’ $500 Million In Haiti Relief Laura Sullivan & Mitzy-Lynn Hyacinthe, NPR, June 2015 Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence Paul Ford, MIT Technology Review, February 2015 Waiting for the Conservative Jon Stewart Oliver Morrison, … More Favorite Longform Articles of the Week(s): 6/6/15 – 6/20/15
“World Without End” Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, May 2015 “The Mystery of the Hardy Boys and the Invisible Authors” Daniel A. Gross, The Atlantic, May 2015 “Thirteen Years Later, Did Spellbound Show Us the Power or the Myth of the American Dream?” Amy Crawford, Smithsonian Magazine, May 2015 “Meet the Woman Who Wants to … More Favorite Longform Articles of the Week: 5/31/15 – 6/06/15