Sunday, September 15, 2019
1843 Magazine (The Economist) – "How donuts fuelled the American Dream"
"No one truly knows where donuts come from, who first brought them to California or why they remain so popular here. But you can always find a donut shop in LA, no matter which exit you take off the freeway. Donuts are the soul food of a place that is often accused of lacking a soul. They are the sticky, messy, waist-expanding ying to the yang of Southern California’s sun-kissed beaches and taut-and-tanned infatuation with wellness. They are the fruit of thousands of freeway entrance-ramp deep-fryers, eaten on the run by late-shift junkies and early risers with one hand on the steering wheel. Put your eye to the hole in a donut and you might glimpse the answer to the mystery of how Los Angeles continues to cohere, even as the languages and cultures of Angelinos multiply."
New Yorker – "Superfans: A Love Story"
Breaking: ESPN is switching away from the new Down-And-Distance graphic it debuted in the first half of Monday Night Football. ESPN heard the fans’ feedback and acted, quick.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2019
USC president Carol L. Folt is asking the public to "share your thoughts and recommendations" on who should be USC's next athletic director to email@example.com. I'd love to read the responses in that inbox.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) September 9, 2019