Greetings Webtaculators! Here’s to hoping that Nepal recovers, and to celebrating the demise of the merger between Comcast and Time Warner. On to the news.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: You’re Welcome
Why: Because I have been working on stopping this merger for the better part of a year. Here is a timeline of the events that led to the collapse.
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: That’s One Way To Do It, I Guess
Why: Because this person’s legal conclusions need some help. Yes, citizens of Florida are also citizens of the United States.
TECH THING OF THE 2000s (∞ look)
What: Who Needs A Name?
Why: Because thinking up of a product is obviously easier than thinking of a name, so this app gives you one. Get Started.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
Why: Because their sweep of the Pelicans in round one of the playoffs consisted of some of the most exciting basketball of the season. Also, Curry is a beast.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: The Reason Why You Have 10,000 Songs In Your Library
Why: Because a guy named Bennie helped to bring down the entire recording industry.
PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (12 min. read)
What: A Reflection On Nudes (Potentially NSFW)
Why: Because an artist’s work is often defined by how others see it, even when controversy was not the objective.
REPORTING THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: The Best Reporting Of The Year
Why: Because the Pulitzer prizes were handed out on Monday, and you should check out the reports that won. Don Lemon is the opposite of that.
VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read)
What: Pay For Mods
Why: Steam released a controversial way to pay independent developers for work they do on modifying existing games. Gamers are not impressed. Gaben responds.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: Comcast Free Internet
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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