The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

The Hunting of Billie Holiday On Politico, Johann Hari writes about the unjust targeting of singer Billie Holiday by the earliest incarnation of the DEA.

Exploring the Titanic of the Ancient World In Smithsonian, Jo Marchant writes about a 2,000-year-old wreck off Antikythera, which has yielded one of the world's must puzzling treasures.

The Politics of the Next Dimension: Do Ghosts Have Civil Rights? The Awl republishes a 1984 article in The Atlantic, written by Matthew Phelan in the Ghostbusters' universe.

Wikipedia's now-deleted page on Thought terminating cliche On, the author presents a Wikipedia entry on a common, and frequently unconscious, method of ending a conversation.

The Invisible Scent In a 2011 article in New York magazine, Geoffrey Gray writes about an underground perfumer.

Perfume In a book chapter in Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward, Rachel Herz provides an exhaustive overview of perfume.

A Guide to Raising Chickens for Busy People On Medium, George J Lee provides what he promises.

2001: A Space Odyssey In a 1988 essay on the Criterion Collection site, Howard Suber analyzes Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi movie.

The 7 Most Terrifying Archaeological Discoveries On Cracked, Adam Wears and S. McClelland-Crosby write about some creepy finds.

Watch Nirvana Sabotage Buenos Aires Stadium Show, Opening With (Still) Unreleased Song, 1992 On Dangerous Minds, Burt Bealmear writes about how Kurt Cobain got revenge on behalf of Nirvana's opening act.