The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 On Wired, Joshuah Bearman writes a fascinating article about the underground drug website and the investigation that led to its downfall.

The Iceman List On Medium, Tim Carmody analyzes 80s movies and finds the uptight antagonist was often the better person or at least made some very good points about the protagonist's flaws.

Disney Gangs: When Mickey Mouse Goes Punk On The Other, Dora Moutot writes about Disney-centered street gangs that hang out at Disneyland, affiliated by their hardcore love of Disney.

Waiting for the Weekend In a 1991 article on The Atlantic, Witold Rybczynski writes about the origin of the two-day weekend.

By Reason of Insanity On Lapham's Quarterly, Alexis Coe writes about the first use of the temporary insanity defense in the U.S.

Bronze Age Egtved Girl Found Buried In Denmark Was From Someplace Else On LiveScience, Tia Ghose writes about recent findings concerning the origin of a possible teenage priestess.

Training Young Doctors: The Current Crisis In the New York Review of Books, Laura Goitein writes about the problems that have arisen as teaching hospitals have become commercialized.

Joan of Arc dungeon stone, Rouen, France ca. 1200 The National Museum of American history posts a description of a stone used to build a memorial to Joan of Arc in New York.

Criticwire Survey: After the Love Is Gone On Criticwire, Sam Adams interviews movie critics to learn which director has let them down the most over time.

Chopped: How Amputated Fingertips Sometimes Grow Back In a 2013 article on NPR's site, Michaeleen Doucheff writes about findings that explain why some minor fingertip amputations can result in regeneration.