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- What happens when you give TV’s biggest fanboy his own TV show. Yup, you guessed it, this is a profile of Brian Stelter.
- Drugs, Death and Neglect: Mother Jones magazine goes behind the scene at Animal Planet.
- The shadow banking system is an unstable funding system for banks, not assets. If you can handle somewhat wonky and technical writing, this is a nice paper on stuff we tech people don’t accord much attention.
- Surveillance and Scandal: NSA surveillance isn’t just about security, it is about blackmail, writers Alfred McCoy.
- The six things that make stories go viral: The weird science of the social clicking, viewing and sharing.
- Darkness in August: Baseball nightmare, murder and some place in Oklahoma. A Vanity Fair feature, worth reading.
- Strange story of A-Rod and writer Richard Ben Cramer: continuing with my baseball theme, here is another must read story.