The role of the celebrity magazine employee has gone from getting stories and photos, to embedding the ones shared by celebrities themselves. And this is a theme that’s emerging across different news categories. From John Herrman in The Awl: Access Denied.

+ “Future populations are going to look at landfills like they are goldmines, full of resources, and wonder what we were all thinking.” The Atlantic’s Debra Winter on the violent afterlife of a plastic bottle.

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