“The dancers and photographer who inspired one of the biggest pop culture touchstones of a generation have gone most of their lives unable to publicly talk about the credit they think they deserve.” From Buzzfeed’s Soraya Roberts: The Untold Story Of The 31-Year Battle Over Flashdance. (Finally, a good excuse to break out my old one-shouldered sweatshirt.)

+ “I am a bottom feeder. I specialize in finding paper that everyone else thinks is worthless.” From the NYT Magazine: Inside the dark, labyrinth, and extremely lucrative world of consumer debt collection: Paper Boys.

+ “For conservative Indians like my parents, ‘falling in love’ is an American illness, a condition to avoid as one avoids warts or gonorrhea. But I need Daddy to confess that he felt something for Mummy when he married her.” From Longreads, Falling: Love and Marriage in a Conservative Indian Family.

+ Dan O’Sullivan: The story of pro wrestling in the twentieth century is the story of American capitalism. (No wonder my bank account feels like someone has been hitting it over the head with a folding metal chair…)