What we’re reading

Another semester, another heavy course load, still no time to read the news. We still got you. 

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The New York Times‘ “Searching for Sex” aims to answer elusive questions about American’s sexual behavior using, among other things, online searches.

A Germaphobe’s Guide to Buying a Metrocard,” from Next City, is, in fact, a germaphobe’s guide to buying a Metrocard. But it is also a case study on how we organize public transportation and how we will continue to do so in the future.

As if you wanted to read or see more about #DeflateGate. Well, if you do, there’s The Atlantic‘s roundup/social commentary piece: “#DeflateGate: A Sports Scandal That’s Full of Hot Air.”

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” in The New York Times, uses psychology and an anecdote to look at whether or not we can manipulate people into falling into love.

The Atlantic‘s “Why I Am Not a Maker” is a fascinating cultural critique of tech culture’s obsession with creation, a look at who this philosophy empowers and what systems it reinforces.

And in a saddening account, New York Times columnist Charles Blow recounts the story of his son, a third-year student at Yale, being held at gunpoint by a Yale police officer in “Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint.”

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