Recommended Reading: The plight of fact-checkers in the fake news era

The fact-checkers who want to save the world
Kate Knibbs,
The Ringer

In the era of fake news and rampant misinformation, fact-checkers are a key line of defense and an important tool in separating truth from lies. The Ringer takes a look a the organizations and individuals who have accepted the challenge, shifting through stories and even fact-checking those claiming to be fact-checkers.

You don’t need to be a musician to get a record deal in 2018
Elias Leight,
Rolling Stone

It’s no secret that streaming has drastically changed the music industry, and now labels are looking to social media stars for their next big act.

Chasing the ‘Holy Grail’ of baseball performance
Ben Rowen,
The Atlantic

When it comes to sports, team chemistry is vital. Researchers, including economists and psychologists, are on the hunt for the secret sauce that makes a great team.

‘Mission: Impossible 6’ proves Tom Cruise will outlive us all
Priscilla Frank,
HuffPost

A look at the latest Mission Impossible film through the lens of a writer who has watched the American hero’s entire filmography.

How Trent Reznor turned his anger outward
Kory Grow,
Rolling Stone

The Nine Inch Nails frontman opens up during the band’s three-night stay in Vegas. Reporter Kory Grow also spoke with bandmate Atticus Ross about Reznor and the band’s new music.

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