Thursday, January 2, 2014

Did you read about an online marijuana publication, food from Starbucks, and Chance the Rapper?

Posted By on 01.02.14 at 11:30 AM

Chance the Rapper
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• The New York Times editorial urging clemency for Edward Snowden? Kate Schmidt

• That despite being caught on tape smoking crack, boasting about his cunnilingus habits, and barreling over a city council member, Rob Ford is running for reelection as mayor of Toronto? Tal Rosenberg

• Why to be skeptical about the latest front-page New York Times proclamation that true artificial intelligence is right around the corner? Steve Bogira

• That legal marijuana sales began yesterday in Colorado—and the Denver Post has a new online publication to cover every aspect of it? Mick Dumke

• About a clear sign that our economy is recovering: the rich are buying Jaguars again? ("Luxury is not a dirty word anymore.") Steve Bogira

• About the eight books Salon critic Laura Miller could not bring herself to finish in 2013? Aimee Levitt

• About Willa Cather and O Pioneers!? Aimee Levitt

• About the woman who ate nothing but food from Starbucks in 2013? (For no apparent reason?) Brianna Wellen

• That Chance the Rapper is on the cover of the Source, which named him the rookie of the year? Leor Galil

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