- “The smoke was still rising as Rabbi Herschel Schacter rode through the gates of Buchenwald.” Thus begins the New York Times’ moving obituary of the first Jewish chaplain to enter the concentration camp after liberation.
- The story of the 17-year-old Londoner whose news app has been bought by Yahoo for almost $30m is a tech fairytale. But some people are starting to question the narrative: Vibhu Norby argues “The Summly deal makes no sense”; and the FT’s own Lex column asks: “Yahoo pays $30m for an iPhone app that has no revenue and is made by a teenager and this is what counts as product buzz at the $25bn internet giant?”
- The rest of the world may have stopped panicking about Cyprus, but on the island itself, the pain is just starting to sink in. “The whole point of the bailout was to shrink the banking sector, but they’ve destroyed our entire economy,” one Cypriot told the FT’s Josh Chaffin. From the comment section, Martin Wolf says there are at least four lessons to be drawn from the Cyprus crisis.
- On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments on Proposition 8 – California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The NYT’s Lede blog covered the day live; you can also check out the excellent Scotus Blog, which has listed all its coverage of the Prop 8 argument, including a link to audio of the arguments synced with a searchable transcript. The FT’s Richard McGregor argued in his Global Insight that whatever the result of the case, Republicans need to accept that “public opinion is moving in only one direction.”
- The Guardian’s Data Blog is showcasing a graphic that illustrates a day in the life of the internet – thanks to the work of an industrious hacker.
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