Reading While Eating for November 16: Serious Business

Wednesday's links demand respect, even if they do love to keep up with the Kardashians.

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Protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement kiss while standing on top of a bus stop during an unannounced raid by the NYPD outside Zuccotti Park in New York, in the early hours of November 15, 2011

New Normal: Cheap coffee to fuel the masses is going the way of the dinosaur. In the future, be willing to fork over $5 for most quality brews. (GOOD)

Security Snafu: What really caused the crackdown on Occupy Wall Street? Naomi Wolf weighs in. (TIME Ideas)

Defending the Frivolous: In a Q&A, the very funny Mindy Kaling describes how one can love the Kardashians and still be taken seriously. (A.V. Club)

Real Men Sparkle: What kind of male camps out for the new Twilight movie? These (shockingly sane-seeming) guys. (Grantland)

Last Hurrah: As REM calls it a day, take a look at the greatest “final” albums in music history. (Flavorwire)

We All Have Regrets: These are the so-called “worst” covers of LIFE magazine ever. They involve chickens, Neanderthals and oddly-photographed food. (LIFE)

Trivial Pursuit: Roger Craig’s back-to-back Daily Double wins on Jeopardy! wasn’t just out of pure luck. The man takes his preparation to a bizarrely serious degree. (The Daily What)

Viral Video: This time-lapse view of 24 hours in Dubai is beautifully surreal. (Gizmodo)

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