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:
Bones under parking lot belonged to Richard III — Researchers announced that skeletal remains found under a parking lot in Leicester, England were those of King Richard III, for centuries the most widely reviled of English monarchs
The idealist — Aaron Swartz wanted to save the world. Why couldn’t he save himself?
Journalists take refuge in the world of branded content — Many journalists are departing the desert of traditional media for the greener—but also grayer—pastures of branded content
Slate’s third act — “The brain of the New York Times, the body of BuzzFeed”
Does tech journalism have a diversity problem? — An implicit network, not overt racism, keeps tech writing dominated by white men
Big NBC scoop: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans — Redefining “imminent”
The absurd luck of famous men — Is success accidental?
Yes, I’m a homemaker — I’m a guy. My wife works. We’ve got no kids. I’m a stay-at-home dude
What’s the real story behind The New York Times buyouts? — No one outside the building really knows — but maybe because no one really cares anymore
Power of suggestion — Fascinating piece on the science of priming and its skeptics
Katherine Boo: by the book — “My sister and I loved Encyclopedia Brown, the fifth-grade nerd/observer who seldom took more than a day to unravel the nefarious conspiracies of childhood”