04/09/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Charlize Theron: Hollywood’s Humble Heroine (wsj)
  • Handwriting beats typing when it comes to taking notes. (wsj)
  • Medium wants to become a one-stop-shop for publishers. (fortune)
  • Online dating and the death of the ‘mixed attractiveness’ couple. (priceonomics)
  • Time Machines (plato.stanford.edu)
  • The life span of sports stadiums is shrinking. (sports.vice)
  • The sugar conspiracy: In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long? (theguardian)
  • How Pabst plans to revive more dormant beer brands. (nytimes)
  • These five foods used to be bad for you, now they are not. (qz)
  • The craft beer onslaught is putting the squeeze on originator Samuel Adams ($SAM). (wsj)
  • Will people get into drone racing? (next.ft)
  • On the relationship between sugar and romance. (washingtonpost)
  • Some great lessons from famous stand-up comedians. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • People love Netflix’s ($NFLX) content better than third-party content. (businessinsider)
  • Why the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be eliminated. (theguardian)
  • Jamie Dimon on Finance: ‘Who Owns the Future?’ (bloomberg)
  • The Chicago Cubs this year are “both David and Goliath.” (theatlantic)
  • An excerpt from Ron Darling’s “Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life.”* (wsj)
  • Why musical biopics often fail. (washingtonpost)
  • The ISS is set to get a big, expandable pod. (washingtonpost)
  • The Hidden Economics of Porn: A gender-studies professor explains how the industry works.&#xA0 (theatlantic)
  • The unique situation Chicago is in. (businessinsider)
  • Do preparing meals from a subscription service constitute ‘cooking’? (nytimes)
  • Meet the new most selective undergraduate institution, Minerva. (next.ft)
  • Can allergies, including peanut allergies, be treated with toothpaste? (businessinsider)
  • How does fast food chain ‘Pal’s Sudden Service’ serve food so fast and keep employee turnover so low? (hbr)
  • How to make a better burger at home. (wsj)
  • Crowd Source: Inside the company that provides fake paparazzi, pretend campaign supporters, and counterfeit protesters (story.californiasunday)
  • What happened when ASU made its MBA program tuition-free. (wsj)
  • The best beers from all 50 states. (mentalfloss)
  • What it’s like to drive the new Honda Civic with some self-driving capabilities. (washingtonpost)
  • Now Starz is looking to bust outside of the cable bundle. (nytimes)
  • Imagining a future without apps. (medium)
  • Alexa, Cortana, and Siri Aren’t Novelties Anymore. They’re Our Terrifyingly Convenient Future. (slate)
  • What Henrik Fisher sees for the future of autos including Tesla ($TSLA). (fortune)
  • Alpha or Assets: “Strategies should be built for alpha, not scale—but the asset management industry has gone in the opposite direction.” (investorfieldguide)
  • The C.E.O. of ‘Hamilton’ Inc.: The producer Jeffrey Seller struck gold with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit about the founding fathers. Now he has a new challenge — managing a runaway success.&#xA0 (nytimes)
  • Is some literature too disturbing to teach? (next.ft)
  • Can High Times succeed in a new, more legal, time for pot? (nytimes)
  • A profile of Steph Curry. (washingtonpost)
  • The strong case against skim milk. (time)
  • How taking pre-orders for the Model 3 is shaking thing ups for the auto industry. (washingtonpost)
  • Is Tesla ($TSLA) the new Saturn? (businessinsider)
  • The most unassuming state on a per-capita basis is…. (marginalrevolution)

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