Friday, May 16, 2014

Did you read about commencement season, Josh Reddick, and firenados?

Posted By on 05.16.14 at 11:27 AM

Josh Reddick loves Wham!
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  • Josh Reddick loves Wham!
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the season of commencement addresses that's about to begin? (Timothy Egan reminds readers of the advice Stephen Colbert gave Knox College grads in 2006: "Get your own TV show.") Steve Bogira

• About the leaked New York Times innovation report? —John Dunlevy

• This partial list of genera native to early 21st century North American coffee shops? Aimee Levitt

• About the possibility of meeting the country's energy needs by lining streets and parking lots with solar panels? Mick Dumke

• About Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick choosing Wham!'s timeless "Careless Whisper" as his walk-up music when he's heading to bat? Kevin Warwick

• About "firenados"? Drew Hunt

• That one of the Wrigley Field murals painted on the side of the stadium to commemorate its 100th anniversary is actually of a scene shot at Comiskey Park? Kevin Warwick

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