Reading While Eating for August 8: Going on Display

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A broker reacts at BGC Partners in London August 5, 2011. Banks and commodity stocks fell sharply on Friday as Britain's top share index extended losses into a sixth straight trading day

Monday’s links feature high art and low comedy. And we love both equally.

Historical Heist: The Mona Lisa is one of the world’s most famous paintings. But that’s mostly because of a century-old theft. (Slate)

Receipt Rage: Hate those miles-long paper receipts you get from the grocery store? Don’t worry, they’ll all be digital soon. (New York Times)

Worth 30,000 Words: See 30 Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs from the past 30 years. (BuzzFeed)

Astronaut Accompaniment: Lego figurines have been shot into the sky on the Juno spacecraft. But that’s hardly the weirdest object that’s been launched into space. (TIME)

We Still Love Her: Lucille Ball would have turned 100 over the weekend. See the many faces of the comedy legend. (LIFE)

Tilt-Shift Travel: Take a mental trip out of the office with this tilt-shift view of California. (The Daily What)