05/04/2018

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
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→ 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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