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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of April 13.
- Future Tense editor Torie Bosch likes …
“Don’t Make Bicyclists More Visible. Make Drivers Stop Hitting Them.” by Eben Weiss, Washington Post
“ ‘Cars are like white people and Wall Street—they don’t need any more defending from anybody.’ ”
- The Gist’s Mike Pesca likes …
“A Family in Peril: Lou Reed’s Sister Sets the Record Straight About His Childhood” by Merrill Reed Weiner, Cuepoint
“Lou Reed’s sister, a psychotherapist, on his psychological struggles. God, how ignorant we were 50 years ago.”
- Staff writer Josh Keating likes …
“Sherman Alexie Novel Tops Lists of Books Americans Want Censored” by Alison Flood, Guardian
“Sherman Alexie’s Part-Time Indian and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis most challenged books in American libraries.”