1. MINDY: I knew Mindy Kaling was cool, but I didn’t know she was this cool. She wrote a play about Matt Damon and Ben Affleck writing Good Will Hunting, and she played Ben!
2. CEREAL: As a formerly avid reader of cereal boxes, this infographic about the history of advertising of Cinnamon Toast Crunch etc was awesome.
3. TELEVISION: Wired is doing a cool series of interviews with fact-checkers from your favorite shows. Here’s Greg Levine who spends his days calling up local governments to back up the plots of Parks and Rec with real small town crazy.
4. GRAMMAR: The Oxford Comma explained.
5. POLITICS: Really smart people talking smartly about important stuff. It’s Gail Collins and David Brooks debating Mitt Romney and the Republican field.
6. INNOVATION: Thousands of people in the Philippines live in darkness due to affordable and inconsistent electricity. And then, someone figured out this trick with a soda bottle. Let there be light indeed!
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