The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

Divers will brave Arctic ice to unlock secret of Franklin's doomed voyage In The Guardian, Robin McKie writes about the inaugural dive on a vessel that was the home of a gruesome and long-suffering expedition in the 19th century.

'Nudge' policies are another name for coercion In a New Scientist article from 2011, Henry Farrell and Cosma Shalizi argue that nudge politics are an underhanded way to govern.

Spare the bullet The Economist writes about China's push to decouple coerced organ donation from state executions.

The Revolution Will Probably Wear Mom Jeans In The Baffler, Eugenia Williamson writes about mean-spirited implications of normcore, the current state of hipster fashion.

Broken On The Wheel On the Marshall Project site, Ken Armstrong writes about the Enlightenment thinker Voltaire's crusade to get a posthumous pardon for a countryman who was unjustly (and brutally) executed.

Milton Glaser: his heart was in the right place In The Telegraph, Alastair Sooke interviews the designer who created the iconic I (Heart) NY logo.

Robert Durst of HBO's 'The Jinx' Says He 'Killed Them All' In the New York Times, Charles V. Bagli and Vivian Yee write about a real-life conclusion to a true crime documentary miniseries.

X-Rays And The Art Of Seeing Things That Aren't There On his blog, John F Ptak writes about the importance of Roentgen's discovery of x-rays.

Mars One Finalist Explains Exactly How It's Ripping Off Supporters On Matter, Elmo Keep writes about the one-way Mars colony scheme that is increasingly resembling a pyramid scheme.

A True Crime Expert Weighs In On HBO's 'The Jinx' In Pacific Standard, J Wesley Judd interviews Michael Arntfield about the resurgence in interest in the true crime genre.