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Weekend reading list – week of February 15, 2016

February 19, 2016

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of February 15.

Snapchat for dummies (or how to Snapchat like a teen)
Looking to improve your Snapchat skills? Then you’ll want to learn from the best! Buzzfeed contributor Ben Rosen has shared the expert advice of his 13-year-old sister, Brooke.
Read it on Buzzfeed Pocket

TV is not dead
A refreshed brand and programming change at MuchMusic and MTV, BBC cancelling its TV service, Netflix launching a large-scale advertising campaign… The small screen continues to evolve. In fact, television is no longer defined by its programming or technology. Viewers are now deciding the fate of TV’s future. Rachael Steven explores the challenges being faced by television as it repositions itself for a new media landscape.
Read it on Creative Review Pocket

Infiltrating Anonymous
Nearly ten years ago, Gabriella Coleman, hacker extraordinaire, McGill University professor and anthropologist, began studying the hacking world by infiltrating the group Anonymous. In this article, she paints a rich and compelling portrait of this renowned clandestine group, the actions of which (political or otherwise) have always raised some interesting ethical questions.
Read it on Les Inrocks (French only) Pocket

Start it up
The Windows Start menu is one of the first images that will flash in your brain when someone mentions the Microsoft operating system. The Start menu has been around for the last 20 years and it has strongly influenced our collective experience with Windows. Whether you want to launch an application, find a document or simply turn your computer off, you probably use the Start menu more often than you think.
Read it on The Verge Pocket

Androgynous beauty
Having survived the metrosexual, the lumbersexual and dadbod, let us welcome Jaden Smith’s man-skirt and all-male make-up tutorials! Alice Newell-Hanson’s recent article tackles the new standards of male beauty emerging in Korea, embracing androgynous glamour and genderless attraction.
Read it on I-D Pocket

This week’s favourite thing
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is a visual artist who recreates masks of human faces using DNA retrieved from spit-out gum and discarded cigarette stubs. Her work raises some important questions about privacy and genetics. Who owns our DNA?
Watch it on The Atlantic Pocket

In your earbuds: Real Fan Life
Every sports fan dreams of going behind the scenes of their favourite professional sport. Ben Lyons, a journalist at The Players Tribute, meets the biggest names in sports and tells what it’s really like to be a professional athlete.
Listen to it on The Players Tribute