Must-reads of the week

Scalia and the devil, Talese and Sinatra, Gladwell and Chabris

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:

Christopher Chabris should calm down — Malcolm Gladwell responds to his persistent critic

The new canon — HBO vs. Netflix

Was the saga of Colin McGinn really a clear-cut case of sexual harassment? — “It seems a great deal of destruction for a strange amorphous amorous entanglement”

The six big takeaways from the government shutdown — Nate Silver is back to sort the signal from the noise

20 simple questions about the Federal Reserve — Helpful explainer from Matt Yglesias

All is fair in love and Twitter — Exploding the Twitter founding myth

Gay Talese annotates ‘Frank Sinatra Has a Cold’ for NiemanLabs — “I interviewed minor characters excessively, but I didn’t see them as anything but atmosphere”

In conversation with Antonin Scalia — “You can’t go to a movie—or watch a television show for that matter—without hearing the constant use of the F-word—including, you know, ladies using it.”

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