How Stephen King saved regional book reviews in Maine’s biggest daily paper

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of January 13, 2019.

Blockchain: Utility Tokens — Prevarication or Fact

TL;DR The long and short of this article is that majority of Utility Tokens as they present in the blockchain ecosystem are majority redundant, useless and/or designed to skirt regulation. In turn are damaging to

What is Grid Layout? [10 Shopify themes examples]

Messy structures with elements overlapping each other and jumping all over the page could be very creative and original, but the designer has to invest an enormous amount of efforts to make it look understandable.

Sonos Beam is $50 off in time for the Super Bowl

If you want to improve on your television’s built-in speakers, which are likely to be terrible, there are a lot of ways to do it. The Sonos Beam soundbar is one of them, and starting

Chigozie Obioma’s Homerian Epic

Moments before setting the novel’s central journey into motion, the protagonist of An Orchestra of Minorities makes a simple declaration about the woman he loves. “I’m ready to do anything to marry her,” the beleaguered

CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economic Data Is Now Accessible on GitHub

CoinDesk will now use GitHub to help crowdsource potential methodology changes and data sources for our Crypto-Economics Explorer.

Roseanne Barr Says Former TV Husband John Goodman Should Have ‘Fought Harder’ For Her

Roseanne Barr thinks her former TV husband didn’t support her enough ahead of the cancellation of her ABC sitcom. In a new interview with daily newspaper Israel Hayom,the formerRoseannestar spoke out about her longtime co-star

Buzzfeed’s Trump lawyer report not accurate – Mueller’s office

  Robert Mueller has been tight-lipped about his investigations into alleged Russian interference US special counsel Robert Mueller has disputed a claim that President Trump told his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.

DEMONS: Take A First Look A Daniel Hui’s Berlin Selected Dark Satire

Singpore director Daniel Hui wades right in to the thick of the debate around sexual politics, manipulation and abuse of power with his new feature Demons. Following a successful bow at the Busan International Film

Why are so many Iranian minors seeking asylum in Europe?

The growing number of Iranian children sent on dangerous journeys to the West is a harbinger of worse to come.

How chicken became the rich world’s most popular meat

IN A SHED on a poultry farm just outside Colchester, in south-east England, thousands of chickens sit on piles of their own excrement. The facilities will not be cleaned until after the birds are killed,

Snap’s exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface

Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following an internal investigation late last year that had led to the firing of its global security head. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap fired global security head Francis Racioppi late last […]

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