Reading roundup: Friday the 13th, Pi Day, RIP Michael Graves

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

Woohoo! Passed a key midterm exam, so that means it’s time for Spring Break 2015. (Except I still have a paper to write a draft of and footage to help shoot for a course project … )

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more good reads to start your day:

  • Today is the second of three Friday the 13ths in 2015. Hope you don’t have triskaidekaphobia! (
  • And Saturday, 3.14.15,  will be the “Ultimate Pi Day of the Universe”! Bake a Pi Day Pie to celebrate. (
  • Architect Michael Graves, one of Indianapolis’ most famous sons and designer of the NCAA Headquarters and my Target kitchenware, among many other projects, has died at 80. (New York Times)
  • Adios, Trent Richardson. How did a Colts career that began so hopefully end in such devastating fashion? (IndyStar)
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sharply condemned the shootings of Ferguson, Mo., police as a “disgusting and cowardly attack.” (USA Today)
  • Extremely disturbing: After pressuring to adopt three children, an Arkansas politician and his wife “re-homed” the siblings — to a man who’d raped one of them — because they thought they were possessed by demons. I can’t even. (Arkansas Times)
  • After ditching Common Core, Indiana is feeling its way through some thorny — and consequential — education decisions with little precedent to lean on. (NPR)
  • The most obvious sequel in years, “Frozen 2” (or as I want to call it, “2 Frozen 2 Furious”), is on its way. (CNN) | Of course, it spawned a hashtag: #FrozenSequelTitles. (Twitter)
  • It’s outdoor drinking weather at last: 25 great patios for kicking back with a cool one. (IndyStar)
  • A video rebrand/tribute to Indianapolis by Studio Science (nee KA+A) was rightfully getting buzz on Thursday. Nice job! (Vimeo)

The Reading Roundup will take a break as well during spring break while I rest and recharge. But … keep following me for more great links  on Twitter at @heycori or at!

What are you reading? Leave a link in the comments!


Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is a PhD researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Faklaris is an social media expert and longtime journalist who brings this expertise to her work in usability for privacy, security and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things.

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