“Some argue for the flashy and obvious, such as the DMC-12’s gull-wing doors and rust proof stainless steel body. But other innovations attributed to DeLorean include the lane-change turn signal, the recessed windshield wiper, and a list of inventions and patents ranging from 3 to 200, depending on who you ask.” In the age of the Tesla, Longreads shares Suzanne Snider’s look back at the rise and fall of John DeLorean.

+ “Now that most of the major figures are dead, the truth is emerging about the systematic sexual abuse of children by members of the British government.” Nico Hines in The Daily Beast: How Thatcher’s government covered up a VIP crime ring.

+ “Slowness rage is not confined to the sidewalk, of course. Slow drivers, slow Internet, slow grocery lines — they all drive us crazy. Even the opening of this article may be going on a little too long for you.” Chelsea Wald in Nautilus on Why Your Brain Hates Slowpokes.

+ Aeon’s Carlin Flora on How Luck Works.