Google’s Lost Social Network. I am not on board with the term “sharebros,” but I still use Google Reader, and have found Google Plus to be mostly bitter disappointment.
America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead. Kevin Drum on the interesting correlations between criminal activity and environmental lead from gasoline emissions and paint in the 20th Century.
6 questions journalists should be able to answer before pitching a story. On how a journalist can “pre-report” a story idea to show its worthiness to editors.
Rob Liefeld’s Sharper Image. His comic art has been roundly mocked for anatomical weirdness, but Rob Liefeld has made a successful business out of licensing his creations to independent artists, resulting in diverse — and sellable — superhero titles and storylines.
Amazing First Person Account from the Green Line Meltdown. Story from a major track failure in which people actually exited the train into the tunnels, from Unsuck DC Metro,