“He had me sitting in a corner, and he was over there, talking, selling paintings, when somebody walked over to me and said: ‘Do you paint too?’ And I suddenly thought — just horrible shock — ‘Is he taking credit for my paintings?'” In The Guardian, Jon Ronson with the extraordinary story of an epic art fraud.

+ “The excitement was palpable. At the appointed signal, the women raced for the roped-off soil, grabbed shovels, and began to hunt frantically for loot.” Jen Doll in Mental Floss with the history of Tupperware: How a Single Mom Created a Plastic Food-Storage Empire.

+ “Normally, I would just shut up at this point and fume at the insufferable nature of people who claim they don’t need music on the subway. But tonight, I have an ace in my pocket.” NY Mag’s Allison P. Davis: My Week With a Flip Phone. (All kidding aside, I would love a flip iPhone.)

+ The Economist takes a deep look at the future of the book, from papyrus to pixels.

+ Castles. Laws. Markets. Those are just three things on this list of the 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years. Amazingly, sharing information in a top 10 list format didn’t make the cut.