SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the irksomeness of Friday-afternoon Twitter is rivaled *only* by the early posts from SXSW. This is everyone's cue to sign off, go home, and remember that there's more to life than start-ups and conspiracy theorists (!!!).
Psst, new readers: On Fridays, the newsletter takes a slightly different form! I put together a little ebook of reads from the week to help you catch-up and/or unplug.) You can download this week's round-up of digital culture #longreads as ~an ebook here~, OR you can click directly into the links that strike your fancy. In either case, your regularly scheduled Links will be back Monday!