February 06, 2015

  Masks on masks on masks.

A multitude of masks. Credit: The Photomation / Flickr Creative Commons

Here are three things to know about this week's show:

1. You’ll soon be able to purchase coats that shift their color or pattern…while you wear them. At least, that’s what fashion and tech expert Matthew Drinkwater thinks.

2. There’s a neighborhood in China modeled on 19th-century France. It’s part of the “culture of copying" in China — something the U.S. might actually want to do more of.

3. Finishing an article or blog post is a little bit addictive, argues Sarah Marshall of The Wall Street Journal. Smart news organizations, she says, should try harder to produce more ‘finishable content.’ And since you just finished reading this blog post, hopefully she’s right.

Plus, this week's music:

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