Reading List: Friday, August 16, 2013

“The protests never stopped throughout the night and we will continue our sit-ins and demonstrations all over the country until democracy and the legitimate rule are restored in Egypt.”

~ Essam Elerian

(Muslim Brotherhood leader)

Bill Lamb, owner of Louisville’s WDRB wants to become the “dominant digital address” in the Louisville market.

Jonathan Miller offers a plan for a truce in the War on Coal on the Daily Beast (utilizing many Kentucky stereotypes).

After yesterday’s intense violence, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has asked its supporters to take part in a “march of anger” against the military-led government.

ABC’s Joe Brettell asks what all of us are wondering: “Is Rand Paul for real?

Rather than rape charges, Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s summer jam, Blurred Lines, has brought them into legal conflict with Marvin Gaye’s family and record label who claim they weren’t the first to think of it.

Only child? Middle Child? Baby of the family? Your birth order determines who you are.


monday reading list

“I like my women like I like my weekend – short, filled with liquor and gone by Monday.”

                                              ~ Unknown

Ginger Thompson for the New York Times weaves the story of a Drug War informer’s flight from Mexico, plastic surgery, and new life as an anonymous nobody.

This Sports Illustrated interview gets the real story behind the news that Jason Collins is the first openly gay professional athlete.

Andrew O-Hagan for Financial Times muses on many of the famous authors of the last century and their deep infatuation with… other art forms.

John Upton of Grist brings us the uplifting news that San Francisco and 10 other cities are divesting themselves of fossil-fuel stocks.

And finally, if you want to make your own reading lists, Callie Schweitzer of Medium gives us the tools we need to sift through the garbage and find good news on the internet.