Friday morning coffee reads

An assortment of articles to while away the hours this Friday morning.

  1. Smartphone photography may subtly change what — and how — we remember.
  2. If you want a reservation at this Maine restaurant, you need to mail a letter. “You’re free to mail a handwritten request between April 1 and April 10. They’ll gather them all up and draw names in a lottery on April 11 to fill tables.”
  3. If a Banksy appears on a building overnight. Who gets to cash in?
  4. Elderly Japanese women are shoplifting in search of the community and stability of jail.
  5. Live Nation rules music ticketing, some say with threats.
  6. How Instagram became art’s new playground.
  7. Paucity of phosphorus hints at precarious path for extraterrestrial life.
  8. If everyone’s a “curator,” does the word loose its meaning?

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