Must-reads of the week

"Time passes very slowly when you're in a hippo's mouth"

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 completist guide to Star Trek — Matt Yglesias watched every Star Trek movie and every episode of every TV show in the franchise

Dear Twitter haters — I love your passion

Machines for life — After 20 years, the world has finally caught up with Daft Punk, so the helmet-clad retro-futurists are embarking on a new mission: to make music breathe again

The experience of a man who was swallowed by a hippo — “[T]ime passes very slowly when you’re in a hippo’s mouth”

AP scandal raises the spectre of Big Brother — The phone-records scandal may well present the most serious threat to Obama’s reputation

Don’t make fun of renowned author Dan Brown — The snobs and critics will have a field day with the US author’s latest work — but I’m not joining in

How Hollywood’s obsession with China may change movies forever — China is now the second biggest box office market in the world, and is on pace to take the top slot by 2020. But filmmakers who want a piece of the pie are learning that they have to do things a little differently

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