Thanks to Lauren, I've become—like so many others—obsessed with the Serial podcast. In order to help us Serialites grasp the full extent of our obsession, The Bold Italic has created some phenomenal graphs. My favorite:
Related: The Guardian's Bella Mackie digs into the "Serial backlash" and how it fits an overall pattern of "thing gets popular on the internet, cue the haters."
If I was a dog, I'd be this particular golden retriever. This explains why I haven't finished anything of merit since my early 20s.
And finally, The Atlantic digs into "latrinalia"—which is what academics call bathroom graffiti.