The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

Why Two Supreme Court Justices Played a Violent Video Game to Help Decide a Major Case In the Washington Post, Fred Barbash writes about Justice Elena Kagan's recounting of her playing Postal 2 with Justice Stephen Breyer.

Whatever Happened to Eddy Crane? In Ozy, Kate Crane writes about the disappearance of her father in the 1980s, whom she believes was murdered by a business associate.

Burning Down the Mouse On Matter, Heather Havrilesky writes about why the Disneyfication of reality is pernicious.

The Murder House On Medium, Jeff Maysh writes about the afterlife of a house, following its abandonment that resulted from a murder-suicide that took place there in the 1950s.

Watching the Watchers In The Baffler, Jacob Silverman writes about sousveillance projects and why they frequently lack an important factor.

A Social History of Jell-O Salad: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon On Serious Eats, Sarah Grey writes about the fever for gelatin salads that burned from the Medieval age to the 1980s.

The Importance of Donald Trump In New York Magazine, Frank Rich analyzes how Trump's candidacy is serving as magnifying glass to the myriad longstanding and modern ills of presidential campaigns.

Sir Arthur and the Fairies In the Public Domain Review, Mary Losure writes about Arthur Conan Doyle's investigation into purported photos of fairies taken by two girls.

The End of Walking On Aeon, Antonia Malchik writes about the increasing hostility toward walking displayed by urban planning in the United States.

The Earth is Flat and 'They' Don't Want You to Know On The Kernel, Joseph L Flatley writes about the thinking behind the Flat Earth Society and it's current adherents.