Reading While Eating for January 24: My Hero

Tuesday's links talk leadership — even if said leader is busy writing fan mail to famous people.

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Riot police stand guard outside Egypt's parliament in Cairo, January 23, 2012. Egypt's parliament began its first session on Monday since an election put Islamists in charge of the assembly following the overthrow of Mubarak in February.

To the Point: Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer argues that President Obama should just give a 10-minute State of the Union PowerPoint. (Slate)

Dear Leader: It’s not just wailing North Koreans — Kim Jong Il has a Western fan club, too. (TIME)

The Joke Goes On: In a completely expected, but no less depressing move, Stephen Colbert has stopped “exploring” a presidential bid. (The Daily What)

Fan Mail: When they’re not making decisions that affect the entire world, U.S. presidents have time to send letters to celebrities like Zooey Deschanel. (Flavorwire)

Midday Laugh: In case you missed it – “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero.” (McSweeneys)

Fashion Fatigue: The life of a model during Fashion Week is one part glamor, one part weariness. (LIFE)

Viral Video: Classical music, visualized as a roller-coaster ride. (The Atlantic)

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