Weekly Must Reads

Just in this morning, NPR announced the end of the 21-year-old Monday through Thursday call-in show, Talk of the Nation. It will be replaced with Here & Now, a program produced by sister network WBUR in Boston. The idea seems to be to expand beyond what is now a mid-day, one-hour show to one that is two hours long and will be updated throughout the afternoon in different time zones. Listen to NPR’s story here or read this New York Times article.

The details of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza’s room and belongings were disclosed yesterday and flushed out in detail on the front page of the New York Times this morning. Pretty disturbing but interesting read. Newton Killer’s Obsessions, in Chilling Detail

Festival junkies, bookmark this: Rolling Stone’s 2013 essential festival coverage (Most recent update? Daft Punk will not be playing at Coachella this year. Well, that makes me feel better about not going.)

Some food for thought from The Atlantic: Is My Marriage That Different From My Grandparents’ Marriage?

The abortion fight heats up in North Dakota. There is literally one abortion provider in the entire state, and on Tuesday the ND governor passed the nation’s strictest abortion laws, banning abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and implementing the first state ban on abortions based on genetic defects such as Down syndrome. The laws will go into effect Aug. 1. From the Daily Beast: The One Woman Screwing Up North Dakota’s Plan to End Abortion

And from Slate, a very long and disturbing headline: North Dakota’s New Laws Could Create an 800-Mile-Long Abortion Clinic-Free Zone

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