Six-Man Football: How Small Texas Towns Hold on to the Game They Love - Vice Sports
The Samoan Pipeline - California Sunday Magazine
High School Football's Friday Night Bloat - The Upshot. I forgot about this last week.
Notes From the Underground: The faux battle for the secret crown of New York - SB Nation
How Chicago's Slaughterhouse Spectacles Paved The Way For Big Meat - The Salt
Ranchers denied the drought while collecting drought subsidies - Reveal. I'm shocked.
An Interstate Battle for Groundwater - The Atlantic. No surprise that farmers are in the middle of it.
This Is the Longest Buffalo Has Gone Without Measurable Snow - Bloomberg. El Nino at work.
Is the 2 degree C world a fantasy? - Nature. Yup, I think we are screwed.
Kurt and Bernard - Slate
'If I burn out, I burn out': Meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius - The Guardian
Rick Dyer's Believe It Or Not! - Texas Monthly. Bigfoot on tour.
A grim bargain - Washington Post. Very interesting
1,052 mass shootings in 1,066 days: this is what America's gun crisis looks like - The Guardian. Pretty amazing in a horrifying way.
What Would It Take To Turn Blue States Red - FiveThirtyEight
Why the Economic Fates of America's Cities Diverged - The Atlantic. The deregulation and anti-trust angle is interesting, but tax policy, zoning, geography and a number of other things have shaped it.
Kasich's 'Plan' to Balance Budget Does Not Exist - New York Magazine. Whodathunkit? You mean the trickle-down knucklehead that is in charge of my state is innumerate and full of shit?
How to Satisfy the World's Surging Appetite for Meat - Wall Street Journal