Weekend Wrap-Up: What You Missed On Your Days Off

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It’s Sunday which means the end of another relaxing, lazy weekend and the knowledge that you’re returning to the grind in the morning. Too bad you’re out of the loop on the good reads from the past few days.

Never fear, NewsFeed has you covered. While you were weekending, we were hard at work collecting the best of the weekend’s must reads and must links and we are willing to share. You can thank us later.

Radical Shriek – Slate’s David Weigel reports from a liberal academic conference where researchers and think-tankers do what liberal academics seem to do best–analyze The Tea Party movement. (Slate)

Beleaguered Haiti Races to Contain the Outbreak of Cholera – On top of Haiti’s continuing struggle to survive the aftermath of the earthquakes, now a cholera outbreak has killed more than 200 people and more than 2000 have fallen ill. Fear is spreading that the outbreak will hit the nation’s capital Port-au-Prince, Jessica Desvarieux reports. (TIME)

Why Can’t Middle Aged Women Have Long Hair? – ¬†Actually published on Friday, Dominique Browning’s personal examination of the cultural pressure for older women to cut their hair short has held up over the weekend. Women, young or old, will likely appreciate Browning’s story which asks, what’s the big deal, anyway? (The New York Times)

The Microscopic Beauty and Complexity of Life – Microscopic slides are art in this gallery of scientist-submitted images which won Nikon’s 2010 competition. (The Guardian)

Viral Video – The debut video of Will and Jada Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith, definitely belies her age. Whether it’s your kind of music or not, you have to admit that the littlest Smith’s sound isn’t kid stuff. Seriously though, how does a nine-year-old get so cool?

Whip My Hair by Willow Smith