7 Stories to read this weekend

During the week when I am reading the web, I start clipping links and making notes and sometimes I publish these links on my personal blog. Then Friday morning I wake up early — about 4 a.m. to make the final edits and select the stories that make most sense for the newsletter, which is emailed to you at midnight. If you are interested in following what I am reading and putting on my shortlist on a daily basis, you can keep track of this page.

Here are some picks for this weekend.