I’m already a vegetarian, but from now on, I’m only eating humanely raised lettuce. As I’ve always suspected, plants can tell when they’re being eaten. (Thankfully, most of them have a crunch that’s loud enough to drown out the screams.)

+ Austin Kleon: 33 thoughts on reading (and at least one about TV).

+ “As a biracial child, I wasn’t sure if higher education would even be an option for me. And, when I say biracial, I mean that my father went to Harvard and my mother attended Oberlin.” Paul Rudnick’s college application essay.

+ At long last, drive-thru open coffin viewing.