Morning Links for April 23, 2013
Khloe Kardashian, drug cartels, and the UW system's not-so-secret cash purse.
The best news of the day is that our May issue is out to subscribers and we can finally reveal why our staff has been eating, and eating and (what swimsuit season?) eating. The second best news is that while it is cloudy, temperatures are creeping back to their springtime levels. The rest of the news is below.
- Today the president of the UW system, Kevin Reilly, will appear before eight legislators on the Joint Employment Relations Committee. We expect they'll have quite a few questions about the $648 million-dollar cash balance, which has, until now, gone essentially unreported. The Journal Sentinel has the full scoop.
- An arts writer at the Shepherd Express reviews the latest Gallery Night, and mentions that many flocked to see Eggs Benedict, the condom portrait of the former Pope.
- The New York Times Magazine has an lengthy feature on a Catholic priest who visits prisoners in a Mexican prison, which is run by the Zetas. The ominous headline? "Even Violent Drug Cartels Fear God."
- The New Yorker reports that the leaders of the Boy Scouts have recommended allowing openly gay members, but not adult volunteers. That sends a mixed message, they argue, for an organization whose mission is to teach “young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime."
- In a reality TV world where you're either in or you're out, Khloe Kardashian is now out on "The X Factor," according to the Los Angeles Times. What does this mean for performance art family Kardashian? Only time, and E! can tell.