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This week’s stories are a little about the past, a little about the future, and mostly about things that go round and round. One thing is clear: I’m not riding the Greyhound enough. So, let’s pack up and grab a ticket to somewhere new. Happy Reading! -Lucas
Two decades after it was published, Wallace’s novel still feels transcendentally, electrically alive.“Fiction has no half-life. We age alongside the novels we’ve read, and only one of us is actively deteriorating.” - Tom Bissell | The New York Times
In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, St. Louis cops embrace crime-predicting software.
“Some of the correlations it uncovers are obvious, like less crime on cold days. Others are more mysterious: rates of aggravated assault in Chicago have decreased on windier days, while cars in Philadelphia were stolen more often when parked near schools.” - Maurice Chammah | The Marshall Project