This Week on the Internet

Here at Chicago Ideas, we’re constantly reading, researching and consuming—all as we work to put together a stellar lineup of programming. In Consumables, we share a few of our favorite places on the Internet each week.

Think we’ve left something out? Share the news, think pieces and trivia that most interested you this week in the comments.

Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman has been met with some controversy. Will you be reading it?

The End Is Nigh

Just a friendly reminder from your favorite New Yorkers that “the really big” earthquake may hit any day. Oh, and the sun may just disappear, no big deal.

But How Did She Look?

Serena Williams won Wimbledon and secured her second #SerenaSlam this weekend. Instead of celebration, a debate raged over a misguided article on women’s body image in tennis published in The New York Times  It’s an article the newspaper’s own public editor admitted was a “double fault” and that others have pointed out may have deep roots in a sport that has too often focused on femininity and grace over athleticism and humanity.

“How I Found the Harper Lee Manuscript”

Harper Lee’s lawyer, Tonja Carter, cryptically hints at a third novel in this Wall Street Journal op-ed. Meanwhile, The New York Times points out the many discrepancies between To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman.

The Happiest of Hours

Happy Hour is back in Illinois, be it good, bad or indifferent.

Diversity in Nominations

Are the Emmys relevant again? With an increased range of television programming to choose from, the Emmys made some groundbreaking choices.

Grand Slam Time

It’s looking like it will be a rematch between Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, and the question remains: Will Spieth achieve a Grand Slam, the first since Ben Hogan in 1953?

Erin Robertson is managing editor at Chicago Ideas.

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