Paul Miller of the online tech magazine, The Verge, has finally finished his year of living without the internet. Guess what! You can be just as unproductive without Reddit and Facebook.
Reuters reports this morning that the UN has evidence that the Syrian Rebels used the Sarin gas, not the Assad regime. Score one for Obama having played it close to the chest on this one. Score zero to whoever is found to have provided the rebels with chemical weapons.
There’s a new bourbon out there just in time for the festivities. Check out Forbes’ Derby-themed review to see if its worth a couple of dollars above the Early Times.
Mr. President, do I detect a hint of tequila and lime on your breath? President Obama is heading to Mexico today and Quartz has everything you could want to know about his trade mission to pre-empt immigration reform.
Ever wanted to be a Williamsburg hipster? To laugh at picture of them? The New York Times has written an article and made a slideshow to help you out.
Dana Milbank of the Washington Post and Gail Collins of the New York Times poke a little fun at Mark Sanford’s ridiculous and rapidly-fading belief that he could be elected to public office once again.
Al Jazeera’s Patricia Vieira asks “Does reading make you smarter?” While there is no doubt that literature can have a huge effect on our lives, there is no panacea for making people good writers or to make them like reading.
Deep thoughts on deep thoughts ~ This Times Magazine piece covers the (recent) history of poet and humorist Jack Handley, who is unknown to most people born before 1990, but whose poetic humor still appears to influence our tastes today.