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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of July 13.
- Slate culture critic and Outward editor June Thomas likes …
“What’s the Loudest Major Art Museum in New York?” by James Tarmy, Bloomberg Business
“Museums are one step away from libraries, all quiet and contemplative, right? Not in New York—that is, according to the decibel readings Bloomberg took at five Manhattan art museums. The Museum of Modern Art was the loudest, so stuff some earplugs to your fanny pack next time you go there …”
- Slate Video’s associate producer and editor Anne Marie Lindemann likes …
“Why the ‘Mad Genius’ Is a Myth” by Verge Video, Verge
“The Verge video team is MAD CREATIVE. Just look at how they explored mental madness and artistry. Bravo!”
- Health and science editor Laura Helmuth likes …
“By Any Other Name, the Knock Out Rose Would Be Just As Sturdy” by Todd C. Frankel, Washington Post
“Nice history of the knock out rose and where new varieties come from.”
- Staff writer Jamelle Bouie likes …
“Who Will Pay the Political Price for Affordable Housing?” by Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times
“A sobering [article] on fair and affordable housing as a racial wedge issue.”
- Assistant editor Miriam Krule likes …
“The Most Recognizable Voice in New York” by New Yorker
“Imagine being told to ‘please be patient’ about train delays BY YOUR OWN VOICE.
- Slate’s meteorologist Eric Holthaus likes …
“Esquire Falls Into the Despondency Trap—We’re Not ‘F’d’ on Climate Change” by Aaron Huertas, Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation
“Best take I’ve seen so far on scientists’ emotional response to climate change.”