Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

On this date in 1972, Nixon went to China (above). It’s the birthday of Michael Jordan and Lou Diamond Phillips. Morning Reads after the jump…


  • Finally, nationwide attention comes to our legislature’s efforts to prevent the Jellyfish/Human Super Race. (Good)
  • Gunshots fired in dispute between UGA fraternities, can GT keep pace? (ABH)
  • State should boost tax credit on historic renovation (SMN)
  • Should Atlanta spend 17.5 million on indoor hydration? (Clatl)
  • 50 years later, Selma sees another human rights battle (ajc)
  • In light of last Friday’s ATL news on black-owned banks, here’s some prattle (wapo)


  • These Japanese Companies Have Stayed in Business for Over 1,000 Years (The Atlantic)
  • The Primary Tactics Used to Influence Others (Farnam Street)
  • New Particles Found at Large Hadron Collider (Scientific American)
  • How The New York Times Works (Popular Mechanics)
  • At 92, the man who brought you the lithium-ion battery is still having creative breakthroughs (Quartz)
  • Last to see: The future rise of extinction tourism (Factor)
  • The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have vanished (Washington Post)
  • Send in The Weathermen (NBC News)
  • The Birth of the Cheesesteak (Priceonomics)
  • Bill Carter on Covering ‘SNL’ and Lorne Michaels: “Many Lost Their Minds in Pursuit” of His Approval (Hollywood Reporter)
  • To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This (NY Times)
  • No. 37: Big Wedding or Small? (NY Times)
  • Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Predicted for American West (National Geographic)



  1. saltycracker says:

    If they bring back the Drachma, we’ll be skipping Switzerland and planning a really inexpensive Greek holiday.

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