Rebecca Boyle in Aeon: “A child’s brain can master anything from language to music. Can neuroscience extend that genius across the lifespan?”

+ Fistfights. Lawsuits. $1,000 Sundaes. From Emily Codik in The Washingtonian: Inside The Great Ice Cream Parlor War.

+ Roy Wenzl in The Wichita Eagle: When your father is the BTK serial killer, forgiveness is not tidy.

+ “I’d ask him, ‘Why? Why do you do this? What do you want from me? Where I come from, nobody’s just doing something for nothing. He couldn’t give me an answer.'” From Jesse Katz in The California Sunday Magazine: Scott Budnick produced the Hangover movies. He’s also one of the most effective advocates for prison reform.