Morning Dose of the Redskin

77 years of Washington Redskins branding

Workin’ It on the Westside

Daytime hooking in Manhattan in the 1980s. Photos by Steven Siegel

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The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule by Sam Dolnick

Is Leo Sharp a senile day-lily farmer who was taken advantage of by drug smugglers? Or did he know exactly what he was getting into?

Melodies Derived From Stock Charts

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Johannes Kreidler’s “Charts Music,” arranged by using the Microsoft Composition Tool, Songsmith.

Listen below

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King of the Homies

How one Staten Island man’s small vending machine empire made and then eventually lost $1 million in the Homies trade.

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Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup by Declan Hill and Jeré Longman

A New York Times investigation of match fixing ahead of the last World Cup gives an unusually detailed look at the ease with which professional gamblers can fix matches.

(Part two here)

Illustration by Henry Wong

Portraits of Child Laborers

This series of photos by Lewis Hine was key in influencing the changing of US child labor laws in the early 20th century.

“The Plants Don’t Care How Long Your Hair Is”

Inside a Canadian Cannabis Factory

Heavy Metal Bands as a Global Wealth Indicator

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We’ve seen this chart before, but now the squares at Bloomberg hypothesize about why the world’s richest nations also have the most heavy metal bands. One answer from the illustrious crew was “Electricity.” Because if you can’t plug in the speakers, how is anyone going to hear you? Watch below

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Che Peccato

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This year, Italy will be adding the sales of drugs, prostitution and smuggling to their GDP calculations, “a boost for its chronically stagnant economy.”

That’s Business Folks!

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How Alien Workshop Died, Maybe

photo via Gilbert Crockett

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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits by Blake J. Harris

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’

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