What we're reading: Thursday, April 4

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 5:16pm

Here at The City Paper we come across, filter and digest a significant amount of information daily on the Internet. Here’s a rundown of some of the recent stories City Paper staffers find interesting and worth sharing.

From The American Conservative: Willa Cather's papers will finally be quotable

From Grantland: Only in America! Don King's story as a titan in the boxing world is in its final chapter

From the Commercial Appeal: Martin Luther King's last 36 hours

From Eyes on the Prize: Why Possession Matters In Hockey — a graphic representation of NHL teams' success relative to how well they control the flow of the game (bad news for this year's Preds)

From The Spectator: The Great Tradition of Boat Race swearing — an examination of profanity at a very British sporting event and a broader look at profanity in sports generally

From The Guardian: Leaks reveal secrets of the rich who hide cash offshore

From the Chicago Tribune: Roger Ebert dead at 70

From the Chicago Sun-Times: Roger Ebert's review of North, one of his most famous negative reviews. "I hated this movie. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."

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