The New Yorker’s Neima Jahromi on the uncanny resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons: “In the seventies and eighties, Dungeons & Dragons, with its supernatural themes, became the fixation of an overheated news media in the midst of a culture war. Role players were seen as closet cases, the least productive kind of geek, retreating to basements to open maps, spill out bags of dice, and light candles by which to see their medieval figurines. They squared with no one. Unlike their hippie peers, they had dropped out without bothering to tune in.” (Who would have guessed they’d grow up to be tech billionaires…)

+ When the state runs the media, front pages can start to look pretty similar.

+ Kellogg’s apologizes for lone brown corn pop on cereal box.