What we read while watching Bin Laden watch himself…
- Bin Laden still dominated the news this week: The New York Times detailed the search for the terrorist, the New Yorker wondered if the killing was legal, and New York provides an alternate history (see what we did there?).
- Awesome long read from David Grann in the New Yorker about a Guatemalan murder mystery. Slate explores what makes Grann so good.
- If you didn’t realize that there were Mongolian slaves in South Carolina or that the Red Shirts were defenders of personal freedom, then you (like 50 Cent) obviously don’t know your history.
- Will a Congressional clerkship one day be as sought after as a federal court clerkship?
- Jerry Seinfeld delves into his own archives of stand-up bits. Speaking of comedians, we don’t follow everyone on this list (I mean, it has Kathy Griffin), but it’s a good start for best comics on Twitter.
- Slate called the now-bankrupt Sbarro “America’s least essential restaurant.” In other “food” news, Diet Coke passed Pepsi as the #2 soda in the country.