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:

What a difference eight years makes — St. Peter’s Square in 2005 vs. 2013

A day in the life of a Michael Wolff — “To be honest,if someone takes me to, say, a grim little Japanese place for lunch, instead of a prestigious destination, I drop them”

The troubling things I learned when I re-reported Bob Woodward’s book on John Belushi — “Woodward has an unmatched skill for digging up information, but he doesn’t know what to do with that information once he finds it”

Minority groups and bottlers team up in battles over soda — The role of minority advocacy groups in helping to stop Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on large, sugary drinks

Anna Wintour expands reach at Condé Nast — “It gives her a very wide berth to do whatever she wants”

Google Reader still a significant source of traffic for news — While Google+ barely moves the needle

Matt Lauer talks to Howie Kurtz about the Ann Curry ouster and how NBC plans to rebuild Today — “Lauer offered some words of praise, but when he leaned over to kiss her, Curry did not turn and he wound up awkwardly bussing the side of her hair”

 

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