Thursday, May 22, 2014

Did you read about Sun Ra, Future, and Aziz Ansari?

Posted By on 05.22.14 at 11:41 AM

Aziz Ansari: Not a Blackhawks fan
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  • Aziz Ansari: Not a Blackhawks fan
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• Ta-Nehisi Coates's well-hyped and well-written cover story on reparations in the Atlantic? (The piece also recounts the history of redlining in North Lawndale and Chicago as a whole.) Osita D. Nwanevu

• That Hispanics are becoming white? Aimee Levitt

• About why we're busy complaining about being busier than ever? Steve Bogira

• That companies can now buy ads on the covers of Time magazine and Sports Illustrated? Osita D. Nwanevu

Reader contributor Noah Berlatsky's rousing critique of a critic of criticism? Kate Schmidt

• A case study of the Buzzfeed story "Who Watches More Porn: Republicans Or Democrats?" as illustrative of "Six Ways to Make Mistakes with Data"? John Dunlevy

• That jazz musician David Boykin is asking 100 saxophonists to play at noon in Washington Park today to celebrate Sun Ra's 100th birthday? Jake Malooley

• That Future named his son . . . Future? Luca Cimarusti

• That comedian Aziz Ansari was booed at his show last night after poking fun at the Blackhawks? (Which raises the question: Why were these supposedly passionate hockey fans at his show instead of somewhere watching the Blackhawks play the Los Angeles Kings?) Drew Hunt

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