10 Weekend Reads

Its the weekend, and you now what means: Our longer form, extended play versions of your favorite hits! Settle in for the best curated reads of the week:

• Meet the Banking Caucus, Wall Street’s secret weapon in Washington (Public Integrity)
• How Movies Forge Great Art, Legally (Vanity Fair)
• White-Collar World: What the office 
has done 
to American life (Chronicle of Higher Education)
• The Rise of Corporate Impunity (ProPublica)
• Serious Newspaper Journalism Is Not Over (Vanity Fair) but see Rumor, Gossip, Nonsense: How the news became a nightmare (Salon)
• The Invention of the Chilean Sea Bass (Priceonomics)
• Should a Chimp Be Able to Sue Its Owner? (NY Times)
• Five Stunning Facts About America’s Prison System You Haven’t Heard (Sean Kerrigan)
• The First Look at How Google’s Self-Driving Car Handles City Streets (The Atlantic Cities) see also How America’s Leading Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Your Future (Smithsonian Magazine)
• The Inventor of Everything: fascinating look at a weird scammer (The Verge)

Whats up for the weekend?


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