10 Weekend Reads

To start your Saturday off, here are some of my favorite longer form reads of the week:

Greed is Groupon: Can anyone save the company from itself? (The Verge)
• How to Score an Office Wife (GQ)
Bar Examined: The Lawyer Bubble/A Profession in Crisis (The Washington Monthly)
• The Day My Grandfather Groucho and I Saved ‘You Bet Your Life’ (boing boing)
• China’s Military Development, Beyond the Numbers (The Diplomat)
• The Blind Man Making The World’s Best Glacial Vodka (Outside)
• How Benjamin Franklin Invented the Mail-Order Business (Echoes)
Regrettable: The troubling things I learned when I re-reported Bob Woodward’s book on John Belushi (Slate)
• The Long Journey of Blue Jeans (Vice)
Washed Away: Japan’s Atlantis (Boston Review)

What’s up for the weekend?


Stockmarkets are back to (or close to) their pre-crisis levels

Source: Economist

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