Must-reads of the week

First snowfall edition

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:

Thanksgiving in Mongolia — Adventure and heartbreak at the edge of the earth

Why can’t we all just get along? — The uncertain biological basis of morality

Richard Cohen in context — Some people are defending his abysmal column. Their argument is not very good

Twilight of an oligarch — “Bloomberg will be replaced by Bill de Blasio, a former Marxist revolutionary who has cast himself as a champion of the city’s downtrodden”

Locked in the Cabinet — The worst job in Barack Obama’s Washington

Content economics, part 4: scale — Vox Media’s acquisition of Curbed is just the beginning of digital media consolidation

How does food media solve its gender bias problem? — If the restaurant world has a shortage of celebrated female chefs, what is to blame?

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