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:

How burrowing owls lead to vomiting anarchists — Or SF’s housing crisis explained

The slaughter bench of history — How war has made the world safer and richer

The Center for Public Integrity’s response to ABC News — “I urge you to go to your reporters and engage in serious self-examination”

Jay Rosen on the Snowden Pulitzers — There’s no prize for the network of journalists and newsrooms that brought the surveillance story forward

The truth about Google X — A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors

We’re still waiting for the third model of news publishing — What do recent launches such as Vox.com and the FiveThirtyEight mean for the development of the news media?

The confidence gap —Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here’s why, and what to do about it

The story behind the Hanley Mellon clothing line — “Ah, the New York Times is coming today. I’d better put on my best pair of leggings”

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