Weekend reading list – week of April 30, 2018

Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of April 30th 2018.

K-pop as a propaganda tool
Until recently, speakers stationed along the border between North and South Korea would broadcast anti-Pyongyang news and weather reports up to three times a day, along with an unusual propaganda tool: K-pop.
→ Read it on The Outline Pocket

How Bossip writes a headline
Bossip, the Atlanta-based gossip website boldly goes where some of its stodgier media siblings fear to tread. What lessons can we learn from their editorial style?
→ Read it on The New York Times Pocket

The wolves of Instagram
Their hero is Jordan Belfort and on Instagram, their feeds display super-rich and ultra-luxurious lifestyles. But what are these self-styled traders really selling?
→ Read it on The Guardian Pocket

Prop food in Hollywood
Whether it happens in a pivotal scene or just provides a delicious background, an eating scene in a movie or TV series is inevitable. Need 36 identical bar stools or a cotton candy machine, a fro-yo dispenser or even hundreds of fake fruits and vegetables? That’s where Prop Heaven comes in.
→ Read it on Eater Pocket

The woman who gave Macintosh a smile
If the Mac is revolutionary—a source of entertainment and not just for home computing, a spark for the imagination and not just a work tool—it’s thanks to the icons designed by Susan Kare.
→ Read it on The New Yorker Pocket

The Finest Herb with Aunt Mary
Ads of the World featured our dope Mighty Blend campaign. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
→ Read it on Ads of the World

In your earbuds: The Butterfly Effect
This 7-part series about pornography will take you on a journey to unexpected places. In this podcast, write Jon Ronson examines the consequences of free pornography and its distribution online.
→ Listen to it on iTunes

This week’s favourite thing
This is your new favourite #inspirational Instagram account: @AccidentallyWesAnderson, featuring fabulous photos of places that are reminiscent of Wes Anderson landscapes.

Image from Better Than Sure


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