This has to be the strangest collection of Sweet Linkage I’ve put out so far. That’s a reflection of the diverse folks we have here at RNL sending along links, and you’ll also see my obvious bias towards sports and KU sports, in particular, this week.
Anyway, some great reads and videos here, so I’m going to skip the longer intro and get right to links.
- Big brands such as Target and American Eagle have found a creative way to reach out to an influential group, college students, through student-to-student marketing.
- This story about a woman who was taken off her flight in cuffs and questioned for no other reason than her skin color should be required reading for everyone in this country, particularly young people. Hopefully, when the next generation reads about this sort of treatment, it will be shocking to them like it is shocking to me to read about the racial prejudice of the civil rights era.
- Another site that makes you think — a look at what prisoners waiting to be executed choose for their last meal.
- Some newspapers are actually thriving. Is it thanks to good, old-fashioned reporting like this (see video)?
- I don’t like the computer voice, but this look at obsolete technology is pretty cool.
- A sleep-deprived college student scribbled a pretty cool collage of “things we say today which we owe to Shakespeare.”
- “When it comes to curing acne, there’s no app for that.”
- For KU fans, you need to watch the video below, which includes a nice tribute to former coach Don Fambrough.
- And for some more KU awesomeness, read this excerpt from Jason King’s upcoming book, “Beyond the Phog.”
- I love this — proof Broncos’ fans are idiots.
- The best thing I’ve read this week is civil-rights historian Taylor Branch’s in-depth look into the hypocrisy of the NCAA and why student-athletes should be paid. Legendary sportswriter Frank Deford declared this piece the most important article ever written about college sports.