Weekly Reader August 15

by robinhardwick

How I Became Thousands of Nerds’ Worst Enemy by Tweeting a Photo [Gawker]

Please Stop Ruining Conversations by Asking “What Do You Do?” [Slate]

Why Some Movies Shouldn’t Be Explained [CriticWire]

Thousands of Girls Still Dying to Pledge Alabama’s Racist Sororities [Gawker]

Robin Williams and Why Funny People Kill Themselves [Cracked]

Not Everyone Feels This Way: How depression fools you into thinking it’s normal [Medium]

The Pedophiles Who Didn’t Want to Hurt Children [The Awl]

Ayn Rand’s The Devil Wears Prada [The Toast]

Apologia [The Hairpin]

Just Kill All of the Comments Already [Pacific Standard]