The Modern Man’s Weekly Reading List

Building a $325,000 BurgerThe New York Times

For environmental and economic reasons, meat production in the future will be more difficult—which is why scientists are creating meat in a lab.

The Road to West EggVanity Fair

The release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is a good occasion to revisit Christopher Hitchen’s 2000 essay on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal novel.

I Won’t Give Zach Braff One Dime Ken Levine

Is it fair for major stars who have access to regular sources of Hollywood funding to take advantage of Kickstarter?

Maxed Out on EverestNational Geographic

The top of Everest has become a cavalcade of inexperienced climbers and a growing pile of frozen corpses.

The Long, Weird History of the Nigerian Email ScamThe Boston Globe

Meet a con 200 years in the making.

Murder in Mayfield BBC News

When a body was found in a small Kentucky town and the police sat on their hands, a local woman with a strong sense of justice contacted a BBC reporter to suss out the murderer.

Google Glass: An Etiquette Guide The Wall Street Journal

We cannot stress this enough: if you’re wearing Glass and look at another man while you’re both standing at public urinals, maybe prepare for more than a dirty look.

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