Friday morning coffee reads

A regular roundup of interesting stories from the week to enjoy wit your morning coffee.

  1. The amazing psychology of Japanese train stations.
  2. I went to BrunchCon, a convention for people who love brunch.
  3. Can China stop wars once they start?
  4. Venice: a city at a cultural crossroads.
  5. The online joke cycle moves too fast now for e-commerce businesses to keep up.