This early July stock-taking of everything from favorite new records to baseball teams to summer songs (seems to me it's thin crop this year, "Call Me Maybe" notwithstanding) has become an entrenched -- some would say tiresome -- journalistic trope. Tucked within the midyear blathering are some genuine, and genuinely slow-moving, stories. The folks at Evolver.fm have gathered the most consequential of them into a handy digest. It'shere
-- don't miss the horrific earbud cautionary tale at the bottom of the page.