To read

How to Be a Writer — M. Molly Backes

The Poor Jen Problem — Molly Lambert @ Grantland 

The Age of Mechanical Reproduction — Paul Ford @ The Morning News

The Future of Journalism, According to the Future — Kevin Nguyen @ Bygone Bureau 

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Couldn't Lose: An Oral History of Friday Night Lights — Robert Mays @ Grantland (go Grantland!). Note: This show is the best example of what American popular culture can offer, and it was everything TV should be. If you skipped it because you don't like football or Texas or small towns or heartfelt working-class network dramas, you lost. That's it. You lost.