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The Linkstravaganza: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... Edition

It's that time of year again: holiday-party season is here. Whether you're gathering with coworkers, family, or friends, here are some things that you should probably avoid talking about:

  • Politics, particularly anything involving Donald Trump
  • Religion
  • How sloppy drunk Billy in HR is getting (at a work party)
  • How sloppy drunk Aunt Janet is getting (at a family party)
  • When you're finally going to settle down and get married (come on, Aunt Janet, give it a rest)

Here are some things you can talk about instead.

Gizmodo's Bryan Menegus digs into the problems plaguing Reddit as it attempts to survive as a "laissez-faire heaven of (relatively) free expression."

Allison Herman asks an important question on the Ringer: What if the culture of recaps, fan theories, etc., constantly attempting to decode prestige TV shows...is actually messing with our ability to appreciate those shows fully? Major props to the "Wikipedia Test."

On the subject of TV, MIT Technology Review's Cory Doctorow delves into how one of the most original shows on television is shattering the myth of the "Hollywood hacker."

Pitchfork has an interesting look at the year in streaming music.

An excerpt from Michael Lewis's new book over at Slate. This time, the subject is Houston Rockets  GM Daryl Morey.

The Economist explores the impact of the internet on cartoonists and their process.

And finally, if you're looking for a long read, check out Zoltán Abádi-Nagy's correspondence with Louisiana novelist Walker Percy from the summer 1987 issue of the Paris Review

-Sean McGoey