Here are a few stories to check out on a nice summer weekend (finally):
The Return of Marcus Lattimore - SBNation
The All-Star Game, By The Numbers and Get Your Goetta Game On - Cincinnati Magazine. Big goings-on in Cincinnati this coming week.
Pete Rose at the Corn Crib: Next Stop, at the All-Star Game - New York Times
The Astonishing Greatness of Serena Williams - The Atlantic
Phosphorus: Too Much of a Good Thing? - Modern Farmer
California Farms Are Using Drilling Wastewater to Grow Crops - Bloomberg. That sounds like a really bad idea.
Look Beyond The Label: A supposedly sustainable fishery is harming Native Alaskans - Slate
The United States of Beer - priceonomics. This data looks suspect to me. You're telling me that more bars in Kentucky have Bell's Oberon available than have Bud Light? And the most widely available beer in Cincinnati is Bell's Two Hearted Ale? I can probably count on both hands the number of bars I've been to in my life that don't have Bud Light and Miller Lite available.
From Medicine To Modern Revival: A History of American Whiskey, In Labels - The Salt
U.S. Weather Revealed in 16 Prize-Winning Images - Scientific American
New Horizons' Long, Dark, Amazing Journey To Pluto...And Beyond - Wired
A Radical Vatican? - The New Yorker
When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job - Esquire
The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogota - The New York Times Magazine
The 16-Year Legal Battle Over This $16.5 Million Ferrari - Bloomberg
Between the World and Me - Slate. Coates is brilliant. I just hope the constant body count of current events, and much of white reaction to it doesn't stoke a hatred in him that silences his insights into this nation's original sin.
These Disunited States - Politico. Rural areas are a world apart.
I Love You, You Love Me, We Probably Never Said That To More Than Three - fivethirtyeight