Greetings Webtaculators! Daylight Savings really threw me for a loop this time around, so this is going to be a short one. You all remembered to change your clocks forward, right? On to the news.
STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
Why: Because nothing Trump says is true, so why start believing him now? Also, remember, he’s suing a porn star right now. And he employs people who are proud racists. And he continuously lowers the bar for what the term “Presidential” means. But sure, he’ll solve the problem of North Korea.
ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Rethinking City Living
Why: Because sometimes your wife’s and close friends’ startup gets a full spread in the NY Times. Congrats Starcity!
LAW THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
Why: Because the “Pharma Bro” gets to go to jail for seven years.
TOY THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Still Will Hurt To Step On
Why: Because Lego is working on a more planet friendly version of its bricks.
SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (2 min. read [∞ to fill out 100% wrong])
What: Bracket Time
Why: Because college basketball playoffs.
MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. listen)
What: New Sade
Why: Because sometimes great music is attached to underperforming movies.
LITERATURE / MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: A Wrinkle
Why: Because A Wrinkle In Time came out in theaters, and was not warmly received by critics. After having just re-read the book, I get it – the characters are one dimensional, no one has much agency, and the pacing is all over the place. However, I think that it probably is due to the fact that it is not written for adults – the emotion, descriptions (or lack thereof), whimsy, and discovery are great for children.
What: Video Games ≠ Violence
Why: Because, for the last time, video games are not the reason why people shoot people.
INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: Overlooked Obituaries; Apple Still Makes Good Commercials; Sorry To Bother You
Why: Because Internet.
THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: My Hour Of Sleep Back
Why: Because Brian deserves it.
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