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Saturday headlines: “George Saunders Reference (Annotated).”

Massage parlors are a $3 billion-a-year industry with thousands of women “ensnared in a form of modern indentured servitude.”

Teenagers who struggle to stay safe in their neighborhoods annotate a crime article to offer tips for journalists covering murder.

The Pew Research Center moves its polling online as the response rate for phone calls falls to 6 percent.

About 48 percent of people mooching Netflix say they get the login from their parents; 14 percent get it from a sibling.

In 2018, 35,880 robots were shipped to the US, Canada and Mexico, up 7 percent from the previous year.

MIT develops the first four-legged robot to do a backflip. You've been warned.

Since the 1880s, American society has deliberated about whether button pushing is a desirable or dangerous form of interaction with the world. A brief history of pushing buttons finds confusion, complaints, chaos.

The “World’s Greatest Art Thief” explains his primary motivation: an absent father.

Interior decorators complain that Instagram and Pinterest have turned their clients into “trend monsters.”

An in-depth tour of the most interesting locations used in Michael Mann's Heat.

Examples from around the world of public transit upholstery that dazzles.

A federal judge says the government can't strip the violent Mongols motorcycle club of its insignia.

"The single weirdest logos" in the history of each team in Major League Baseball.

A playlist of songs for restaurants that charge $27 for a small plate of roasted cauliflower.

See also: Rejected song titles from the new Vampire Weekend album.

A good read for the weekend: “How Grits Got Weaponized Against Cheating Men.”