Lights, camera, smoke! 💡🎥🚬
FREEDOM — Lights, camera, smoke… – Bill Wirtz for ftn.media: There is a bar in Prague where you can smoke after the ban. Except it's not a bar, but a film set and you become an actor to visit.
BUSINESS — Gapless – The Economist: The “gender pay gap” practically disappears, once you account for all relevant factors, such as rank, tenure, experience and more.
DIVERSITY — That's not how any of this works. – Kate Conger for gizmodo.com: An internal discussion paper is making the rounds at Google: “Discrimination to reach equal representation is unfair, divisive, and bad for business.”
ENVIRONMENT — The policy isn't settled – David R. Henderson and John H. Cochrane for www.wsj.com: The appropriate policy response to climate change is still an open question.
HEALTH — We can fix them – Sarah Buhr for techcrunch.com: For the first time, US scientists have corrected a genetically inherited heart mutation in embryos using CRISPR.
ACTIVISM — Keeping up with the Russians – Sean Gallagher for arstechnica.com: The web tool “Hamilton 68” allows you to keep tabs on the Kremlin's ongoing efforts to influence public opinion in the United States and elsewhere.
ECONOMICS — Reaping what they sowed – Dan Mitchell for danieljmitchell.wordpress.com: The Baltic nations are profiting from the liberal policy decisions they made after communism's collapse more than 20 years ago.
CRIME — When the sh*t hits the fan – Kevin Reeve for itstactical.com: You may never experience widespread rioting and looting. But it doesn't hurt to know how to respond.
HISTORY — After the fire… – Clive Aslet for telegraph.co.uk: French archaeologists have discovered a “little Pompeii” — the remarkably well preserved remains of an entire district of an ancient Roman town south of Lyon.
CULTURE — White as snow – James Parker for theatlantic.com: Progressive rock was never meant to last.