A hundred things you should read
May 5, 2011 8:50 AM   Subscribe

(About) 100 fantastic pieces of journalism from the editor of the Atlantic. Some stuff has been posted here before, but there is much that is new. So read about: The man who broke the Price is Right, horrifying Argentine ant invasions (warning: features description of ants in a California home that will creep you out for a long time to come), the ethics of cloning Neanderthals, the rise of the order of Assassins, why Holder can't close Gitmo, Hooter's opening in Japan, how a jailhouse lawyer sued himself out of prison, and the reflections of one of the best writers of nonfiction alive. And about 90 other articles, all available online.
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posted by OmieWise at 9:08 AM on May 5, 2011

Bookmarked for filling up Instapaper.
posted by immlass at 9:09 AM on May 5, 2011 [2 favorites]

Holy cow. Thanks, blahblahblah!
posted by brundlefly at 9:11 AM on May 5, 2011

That jailhouse lawyer article is awesome.
posted by circular at 9:12 AM on May 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

A+ would favorite again.
posted by The Whelk at 9:19 AM on May 5, 2011

the price is right article is one of those peices of journalism that i thot, you know, why am i reading this, until i got about half way through, and then it was holy fuck this is genius.
posted by PinkMoose at 9:24 AM on May 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

Well. I thought I had an Argentine ant problem until I read that article.

Now I am simultaneously relieved that mine isn't anywhere near as bad as that AND freaking out at the imaginary ants that are now crawling all over me.
posted by elsietheeel at 9:43 AM on May 5, 2011

For Kindle 3 users, I've been using Kindlebility for a week now and it's the best way to move articles onto the Kindle. Easiest most automated way to move stuff.

Great find.
posted by Keith Talent at 9:43 AM on May 5, 2011 [4 favorites]

Ok, I just read all these and let me just say that I TOTALLY DISAGREE. I MEAN, WHAT A LOAD OF SHIT AMIRITE!?

Heh. Fantastic post. Thanks.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:16 AM on May 5, 2011

"As a person who has had ants in his underwear, however, I have to say that what makes their presence particularly irksome is not the momentary discomfort but rather the knowledge of why they're there. They're not just passing through, you see, on their way to somewhere else. They're not in your underwear by accident. They're nation-building."

posted by Hairy Lobster at 10:31 AM on May 5, 2011

Having already read the TPIR article before, if the rest are as good, I now have something to do this weekend. Thanks!
posted by SirOmega at 10:38 AM on May 5, 2011

The Price is Right article has left me feeling . . . strange. I just don't know what to think. Who is lying? Is it really possible that nobody is?
posted by General Tonic at 10:46 AM on May 5, 2011

I've really been enjoying these... The Price is Right, the tainted cocaine, neanderthal cloning... super-interesting stuff. Glad to see that Garry Shandling article in there too, that was easily the best article in an unusually fun issue, and one of the best celebrity profiles I've ever read.
posted by heatvision at 12:26 PM on May 5, 2011

Somewhere, a Readers Digest editor facing plummeting sales is reading this thread and contemplating suicide.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 5:44 PM on May 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

nitpicky: Conor Friedersdorf is not the editor of The Atlantic, he is an associate editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about politics and national affairs.
posted by AceRock at 9:45 AM on May 6, 2011

I had to stop reading the article about killer whales. Too sad.
posted by bq at 4:23 PM on May 9, 2011

Previously from last year.
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