The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments On Hyperallergic, Allison Meier writes about the origins (and frequent dangers) of paint pigments from yesteryear.
The Mysteries of the Masons On Slate, Andrew Burt writes about the unsolved murder of a New York captain, which led to the origin of the deep suspicion of Masons among the American public.
A Liberator, But Never Free In New Republic, Steve Friess writes about a WWII physician who documented the war in letters to his wife, and inadvertently revealed unknown war crimes among the American liberators of Dachau.
Not So Fast In The New Yorker, Jill Lepore writes about the fraud of management consulting.
10 Unsettling Teachings of the Eccentric Aleister Crowley On Listverse, Debra Kelly writes about some ideas and inventions of the "wickedest man in the world".
"Christ, this again?" Or The Skewed Reporting Of Podcasts In The Wider Media: A Q&A With Maximum Fun's Jesse Thorn On the HotPod newsletter website, Nick Quah interviews podcaster Jesse Thorn about media coverage of podcasting.
The Real "No-Go Zone" of France: A Forbidden No Man's Land Poisoned by War On Messy Nessy Chic, Messy Nessy writes about an area of France the size of Paris that was so devastated and polluted by WWI battle that it will take 300 more years to clean up.