Here are some links to help you get through the day, brought to you by Re/code:
- New York Times columnist Nick Bilton previews Burning Man, formerly a festival for sun-scorched, drum-beating hippies, and finds gentrifiers equipped with Sherpas, private compounds and models flown in from New York. (Editor’s note: Look for upcoming Burning Man dispatches from Re/code’s Nellie Bowles.)
- The Dodo reports that Jackass’s Steve O had a bit of fun with a highway sign in support of an anti-SeaWorld campaign spurred on by the CNN documentary “Blackfish.” You can find a YouTube video of the whole thing here.
- Times Square: Loathed by New Yorkers, loved by tourists. Gothamist has a slideshow portraying another side of the famed plaza, however, showing us what the place is like just before the sun comes up and the Naked Cowboy emerges.
- The Atlantic interviewed the Cornell professor behind the controversial Facebook emotions study, who remains unapologetic about his project. Fun fact: He says his work focuses on “deception and its detection.”
- The New York Times tech section is suffering an identity crisis, according to The Awl’s Matt Buchanan, who knows a lot about different publications’ tech sections. A snippet: “[The New York Times] might want to ask itself if it’s ready to finally rethink what it means by technology coverage, if only to set a better example for everyone else.”
If you see any stories you’d like to send our way (or have any questions/comments about stories we’ve recommended), feel free to shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.