Building a $325,000 Burger – The 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 Egg – Vanity 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 Everest – National 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 Scam – The 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.