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:

Here, let Ezra explain — What is D.C.’s most famous young policy wonk doing leaving the Washington Post? Trying to start a news organization he thinks could one day eclipse it

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final secret — The cost of holding up a mirror to those who could barely stand to look at themselves

The tyranny and lethargy of the Times editorial page — Reporters in ‘semi-open revolt’ against Andrew Rosenthal

The last days of Philip Seymour Hoffman — Read to the end

What can make audio go viral? — NPR experiments with building earworms for social media

White snow, brown rage — The racial case against the Winter Olympics

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