#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 10°C Tuesday 30 November 2021
Advertisement

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

The Ukraine, pop music, and… a snow penis.

LOOKING FOR SOME articles and videos to help break up the afternoon, but only have 10 minutes to spare?

Try these nuggets for size – all take 10 minutes or less to enjoy.

1.  Virtual reality lab

league of legends Source: League of Legends

League of Legends is a hugely popular video game, but it’s also a psychology lab. It runs experiments on users, collects data, and experiments in very interesting ways. [Medium - 10 mins]

2. Escape from Ukraine

Ukraine Ukrainian soldiers guard a check point near the town of Debaltseve in Artemivsk, Ukraine Source: AP/Press Association Images

Civilians are fleeing Ukraine, however they can, as peace talks look like they’re failing. Max Seddon has a report from the areas worst affected.  [Buzzfeed - 4 mins]

3.  Pop stars r us

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2012 - Day 1 - Indio Source: AP/Press Association Images

Have today’s British pop stars lost their bite because they’re too privileged? That’s what broadcast and writer Stuart Maconie reckons. [The New Statesman - 7 mins]

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

4.  Oops

ryanair snow penis Source: einp.tumblr.com

You’ve probably seen the viral photo of a Ryanair ‘snow penis’ (seriously), with people saying it’s in Dublin. Thing is… it’s not. [Daily Edge -3 mins]

5. 2 Kill 2 Mockingbird

 

It was announced yesterday that Harper Lee, author of the classic To Kill A Mockingbird, is to release her second novel this summer. But should we be a bit wary of this? [Jezebel - 3 mins]

Read next:

COMMENTS (2)