Enjoy the long weekend everybody! On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (6 min. read)
What: MLK Turns 86
Why: Because racial issues still plague the U.S. and the world at large, so there is still work to be done.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: The Flying Franc
Why: Because I’m pretty sure that people who believe in a strictly laissez faire market continue to have no idea how the world actually works. “Market corrections” are often not a good thing.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Mawwige For All?
Why: Because the Supreme Court is playing with hot fire here, and we’ll see which side of history the Roberts court ends up on.
SCIENCE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Close But No Cigar
Why: Because hitting a boat with a rocket from space is apparently really hard to do. Also, space Internet.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: An Unprecedented Comeback Vs. An Unprecedented Dismantling
Why: Because these are the teams you will be watching run into each other between all the awesome commercials in February.
MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Oscars Prediction Night
Why: Because although this happened last week, it still is new enough. OK??? Also, this is how you win one.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: Dead One Last Time
Why: Because the greatest jam band of all time is reuniting with the leader of the second greatest for one last go round. If you’re in Chicago and you can grab tickets, you should definitely take the opportunity.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: Grand Budapest Hotel, Realized
Why: Because sometimes it takes something to decay to show the beauty of what once was.
DRAWING THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. look)
What: Boba Fett Is Born
Why: Because your favorite bounty hunter from a galaxy far, far away had a lot of design notes that were recently released.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. watch)
What: The Problem With 2014
Why: Because let’s hope 2015 fixes these problems.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: I Totally Filmed This Myself; How To Play Drums, Or Not; Oh YEAH!!!
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: The Reverse Of This Trend. Seriously. WTF Humanity.
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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