Reading While Eating for Apr. 2: Reactor Redux in North Korea?

In today's must-read links for your lunch break: North Korea continues to bluster, and Louisville's Kevin Ware begins to recover.

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South Korean activists burn a banner showing North Korean flag (R bottom) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) during an anti-North Korea rally near the national assembly in Seoul on March 22.

North Korea Aims to Enhance Its Nuclear Arsenal. The announcement is the latest example of aggressive posturing by Kim Jong-Un’s government, which on Friday declared it was in a “state of war” with South Korea. (New York Times)

In Other Corrupt Government News… An alleged bipartisan plot involving bribery and fraud that aimed to rig the New York City’s mayoral election has been uncovered, leading to the arrest of State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Councilman Daniel Halloran. There’s a joke in there somewhere about what sort of endeavors Democrats and Republicans are actually willing to work together on. (Daily Intelligencer)

What’s Next for Louisville’s Kevin Ware? The guard who suffered a gruesome broken leg in Sunday’s Elite Eight game against Duke in Indianapolis underwent surgery as soon as possible after leaving the court. Though full recovery could take as long as a year, the prognosis appears good. (Keeping Score)

Did You Forget to Celebrate April Fool’s Day? Lucky for you, there are at least 19 offbeat holidays and anniversaries you can celebrate for the rest of the month, including National Reach As High As You Can Day. Apparently that’s a thing that exists in real life. (mental_floss)

Advice for Female Graduates of Princeton University. In case you might have missed it, there was a bit of a hullabaloo about a letter written to and published in the Daily Princetonian—the university’s student-run newspaper—on Friday. In it, Susan Patton suggested that female Princeton students would be wise to marry one of their classmates; not everyone held the same opinion. (

Ten Famous Writers on How to Drink. Including Mark Twain opining on the dental benefits of Scotch, which we’re sure the medical community is mere moments away from verifying. (Flavorwire)

Rob Lowe Flew Around With a Jet Pack. On a jet pack? In a jet pack? Anyway, this is a little bit late, but it’s very important, and everyone should know that it happened. (Warming Glow)

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon Respond to Tonight Show Rumors in Song. Of course nothing was really resolved, but late-night talk show duets are always welcome. (YouTube via BuzzFeed)