Did you read about minimum wage, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Roger Ebert?

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In real life, this guy is still an asshole.
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
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Hey, did you read:

• That creating good jobs and training Americans for them should be our national focus—not "snatching income from the 1 percent?" Steve Bogira

• That the minimum wage will get maximum attention in 2014 because Democratic Party leaders see its political value? Steve Bogira

How the U.S.'s drone program operates, according to someone who's manned part of it? ("What the public needs to understand is that the video provided by a drone is not usually clear enough to detect someone carrying a weapon, even on a crystal-clear day with limited cloud and perfect light.") Kate Schmidt

• That in Italy, one in every eight dollars spent by families goes to gambling? Deanna Isaacs

• This look at what's lost when we lose alt-weeklies? Tony Adler

• How the protagonist of Martin Scorsese's recently released The Wolf of Wall Street is still screwing people over? Tal Rosenberg

• About the importance of shoes at the New York City Ballet? Aimee Levitt

• This collection of British scientists' favorite jokes? Ben Sachs

• About the 14-year-old who opened a box for Beats by Dre headphones and found tuna instead? Leor Galil

• Chaz Ebert on Roger's final moments? Aimee Levitt

• That No Fear of Pop writer Adam Harper said Alison Green's photo of Chaz Allen for the B Side feature on vaporwave is one of his favorite "musical objects" of 2013? Leor Galil

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