Must-reads of the week

The Great Gatsby, the Washington photobomb, Pigford, the high five

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:

Why Kathryn Schulz despises The Great Gatsby — It is the only book she has read five times despite failing to derive almost any pleasure at all from the experience

Netflix, Reed Hastings survive missteps to join Silicon Valley’s elite — On a normal weeknight, Netflix accounts for almost a third of all Internet traffic entering North American homes

The art of the Washington photobomb — On Capitol Hill, the web meme is a daily fact of life

How did progressive journalists get Pigford so wrong? — A New York Times investigation into black farmers’ lawsuit and associated settlements vindicates conservative journalists’ concerns

Government assault on the Chinatown Bus industry fueled by bogus federal study — An influential report by the National Transportation Safety Board used the wrong data and committed “statistical malpractice”

History of the high five — It’s a timeless gesture, but someone went up top first

It’s getting hot in here — An LA Times reporter’s tale of “fleeing the flames and reporting the story” as a SoCal fire skirted her house

Answering a question no one asked — 13 years of Williamsburg coverage in the NYT

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