Weekend Wrap-up: What You Missed on Your Days Off

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While you were sleeping late, enjoying leisurely brunches and going for relaxing strolls in the park, NewsFeed was working. And while you may have had a refreshing few days off (note: NewsFeed is not bitter), you likely missed some great reads.

Luckily, there’s no need to worry about being out of the loop at the water cooler on Monday–NewsFeed is here to share the stories, links and videos that you may have missed while you were weekending.

Stop Asking Me About Sarah Palin’s Wardrobe – Simon Doonan’s article on the pointlessness of analyzing politicians’ style is a quick, entertaining read and points out one of many quirks of election coverage. (Slate)

Merkel Says German Multiculturalism Has Failed – It’s a news story rather than a more analytical feature, but something tells us that Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, saying that multiculturalism was a failed endeavor is going to get a lot of heat. (Reuters)

Hipstamatic and The Time When Photographs Looked Like Paintings – One part historical rundown on photography, one part a case for the iPhone photo app, Hipstamatic, Alexis Madrigal’s article on aged photos just might inspire you to snap photos for art’s sake, not just for your profile pic. (The Atlantic)

Drunk Driving: Is the U.S. Blood Alcohol Limit Too Liberal? – Drunk driving remains a deadly problem on U.S. roads and compared to many European countries, our blood alcohol limits are surprisingly high. Is it time to change the limits? (Time.com)

Viral Video – NewsFeed swears this isn’t an iPhone ad but it very well could be.