Weekend reading list – week of December 8

December 12, 2014

Every week, TP1 shares our top 5 reads pulled from local and international sources. Here’s your can’t-miss content for the week of December 8.

Hinge vs. Tinder
Tinder a has-been, already? The new Hinge app has a mission: to turn Tinder into the MySpace of online dating.
→ Read it on BuzzFeed

Subban in The New Yorker spotlight
Famed U.S. publication The New Yorker has published a feature on Montreal Canadiens’ star P.K. Subban, going so far as to call him one of the world’s most thrilling athletes.
→ Read it on The New Yorker

A Netlfix… flop?
Marco Polo is the newest original series from Netflix and the most ambitious produced by the American streaming service so far. But critics with advance access are also saying that it’s a huge flop.
→ Read it on Gigaom

Anti-live barbed-wire gloves?
During the First World War, many companies were quick to cash in on marketing opportunities provided by the brutality, including anti-live barbed-wire gloves. In this article, journalist Simon Armstrong revisits the phenomenon.
→ Read it on the BBC website

La vraie valeur du iPod
Crazy, but true, the first iPods hit the market in 2001! Some buyers are currently scouring the web for “classic” iPods, such as the U2 special edition model from 2004. That old iPod is available on eBay for only $90,000!
→ Read it on Mashable

Happy reading!
– The TP1 team

Image from Marco Polo, the newest original series from Netflix