Reading While Eating for Sept. 14: Flashpoint

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: Attacks on U.S. embassies continue, and New York City ponders a life after large-size soft drinks.

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A protester throws a tear gas canister, which was earlier thrown by riot police, during clashes along a road which leads to the U.S. embassy, near Tahrir Square in Cairo September 13, 2012.

Embassies Under Threat: Following the attacks on U.S. embassies in the Middle East and the deaths  of Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya, the UK’s Independent has an exclusive on the serious and continuing security lapses that may have allowed such a tragedy to happen. (The Independent)

No, We Wouldn’t Like to Be a Pepper Too: A Dr. Pepper ad on Facebook touting the “Evolution of Flavor” is drawing boycott threats from creationists. (Gawker)

What Should New York City Ban Next? Now that Mayor Bloomberg has taken smoking, trans fats and large sodas off the table, let’s get to the fun stuff. (

Read this AFTER Eating: Nine gross things the government allows in your food. (BuzzFeed)

The Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln Trailer Is Here: So when does he start killing vampires already? (Entertainment Weekly)

Shakespeare Said It Best: A few wonderful literary insults to get you through the day. (Flavorwire)

Must-See Jennifer Granholm of the Day: The former Michigan governor and Democratic gesticulator-in-chief appeared on The Dating Game in 1978. For real. (Salon)

Kate with Clothes On: For those of you frothing over Ms. Middleton’s topless pics, look elsewhere. For more fashion from her Asia trip, look here. And here. (Go Fug Yourself)

Watch The Mindy Project Now: The pilot is live on Hulu. Or just read this sharp New York magazine profile. (Divanee)

Who Invented Sliced Bread? Because seriously, it’s the greatest thing since… something. (Mental Floss)

Cat Sings Collective Soul: And nails it. (The Daily

Collective Soul