Must-reads of the week

Marriage equality, endurance athletes, Holocaust dwarves, butt dialers

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and other miscellany) on the Internet, here are your can’t-miss must-reads of the past week:

The lawyer and writer who made marriage equality happen — Evan Wolfson and Andrew Sullivan have been arguing since the 1980s that marriage equality is the key step to advancing gay rights in society. This week, the Supreme Court could make their early writings — and lives’ work — a reality

Long night at Today — The morning misadventures of Matt Lauer

The death of contrarianismThe New Republic returns to its Progressive roots as a cheerleader for state power

The king of the accidental phone call — The New York Mets’s notorious “butt dialer”

Becoming the all-terrain human — Profile of Kilian Jornet Burgada, the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation

The dwarves of Auschwitz — The story of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele

Slyer than Fox — The wild inside story of how MSNBC became the voice of the left

Who wins from leaning in? — Sheryl Sandberg has penned not so much a new Feminine Mystique as an updated Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Columbia J-school flunks relevancy test — “The information marketplace is going through a historic transformation, involving form, distribution, business basis and cognitive effect, and yet Columbia has just hired a practitioner to lead it with little or no career experience in any of these epochal changes”

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