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Morning Shots: The Eiffel Tower, 'Saw VII,' And Culture Wars With Family

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The funniest thing about this headline about reading speed is that if the findings had been reversed — if this tiny, tiny study had demonstrated that reading on a Kindle was "faster" but reading a paper book was "more satisfying," you just know the headline still would have said "Books Win!" and would have relied on the idea that reading as quickly as possible is not the objective; a satisfying experience is the objective. I feel certain this is true. NPR's All Tech Considered blog weighs in here.

This gentleman wants to make music to be played on the Eiffel Tower. No, no. Not at the Eiffel Tower. On the Eiffel Tower. As in, "Symphony for tuba and Eiffel Tower."

NBC has changed the rules of its annual wedding contest to allow same-sex couples to apply.

The A.V. Club has a report on disagreeing with your loved ones about culture.

Thumbs up to this Best Week Ever roundup of the goofiest elements of last night's ridiculous LeBron James special on ESPN. They missed the hard-hitting question "Do you ever want to go through something like this again?" but other than that: it's a solid summary.

When I first read this report on the new title for what was once Saw VII, I thought it had to be a joke. But apparently, it is not.

 

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