Weekend Reading

Quieter week as I’ve spent most of my time reading documents at work so a bit ‘over reader’.

  • The Generation That Doesn’t Remember Life Before Smartphones
    Down a locker-lined hallway at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Zac Felli, a junior, walks to his first class of the day. He wears tortoiseshell glasses and is built like he could hit a ball hard. He has enviable skin for a teenager, smooth as a suede jacket.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1SJ6T29
  • Frankie Boyle on the fallout from Paris: ‘This is the worst time for society to go on psychopathic autopilot’
    There were a lot of tributes after the horror in Paris. It has to be said that Trafalgar Square is an odd choice of venue to show solidarity with France; presumably Waterloo was too busy.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1N4C4k2
  • Bringing Up Genius
    Before Laszlo Polgár conceived his children, before he even met his wife, he knew he was going to raise geniuses. He’d started to write a book about it. He saw it moves ahead.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1NPUjPb
  • Why you always get sick over the holidays
    Lucky are the few who haven’t gone on a much-needed holiday only to spend their vacation hugging a box of tissues in a bed-bound Theraflu blur. So commonly do people seem to fall ill on vacation that some psychologists have christened it “leisure sickness.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1N41Ncg
  • Kristin Beck: A Navy SEAL in Transition
    Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6—Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long. But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she lived as a man. What’s it take, and how does it feel, for a paragon of masculinity to travel so far to find her true self?
    Read: http://ift.tt/1Lz1ZPO
  • Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Terror Attacks
    During Eagles of Death Metal’s November 13 show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, gunmen entered the venue and opened fire on the crowd, leaving at least 90 dead. The band spoke to VICE about the tragic events that took place that night.
    Read: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n74HBrrFnIc
  • The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother
    Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New Year was approaching.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1Ih5uKw
  • The Duke, the Landscape Architect and the World’s Most Ambitious Attempt to Bring the Cosmos to Earth
    Last fall, a hand-picked group of the world’s top theoretical physicists received an invitation to a conference about the multiverse, a subject to which many of them had devoted the majority of their careers. Invitations like these were nothing unusual in their line of work.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1Ot1BZ4
  • Resurrecting the Original Road Trip on America’s Ghost Highway
    In the past 15 years, while hunting for missing pieces of the Old Spanish Trail, Charlotte Kahl would sometimes find herself following pick-up trucks. She could be in a town she’d never been in before, at 7 or 8 o’clock in the morning, and everything would be quiet.
    Read: http://ift.tt/1Nevs4K