To help you get back into the mix of things, here’s some of what’s getting passed around the Re/code newsroom:
- Email newsletters are a very old idea that never went away. Even in the Twitter/Facebook era — and maybe because of the Twitter/Facebook era — some people like smart stuff delivered to their inboxes instead of to their feeds. Here are some interesting options for you: Sarah Jeong and Parker Higgins, both free speech and copyright experts, put out “5 Useful Articles,” a weekly focusing on the (mis)adventures of the Internet and the law; former Bloomberg science reporter Elizabeth Lopatto is behind “The Weekly Wunderkammer,” a great weird science compendium; Rusty Foster, a programmer and writer, sends out “Today in Tabs,” a kind-of love letter to New York media that rounds up whatever inane Internet debates and controversies are driving the media cycle of the day; Atlantic deputy editor Alexis Madrigal publishes “5 Intriguing Things,” which primarily deals with futuristic tech and some hardcore geekery.
- The New York Times has a fascinating profile of Jack Ma, the CEO of the soon-to-be-public Chinese commerce giant Alibaba. The five-foot-tall former English teacher has outmaneuvered American companies like Yahoo and eBay, and Alibaba looks like it won’t just be a major player in international business, but the kind of corporate force that may alter the balance of power in China.
- BuzzFeed has enormous traffic and piles of venture capital money, so it doesn’t really need defending. But Editor in Chief Ben Smith defends it anyway — by attacking the old newspaper and magazine concept of news “bundles” in the British weekly the Observer.
- Saturday, September 27 is Museum Day, meaning a good number of museums nationwide will be waiving attendance fees. To find out which museums near you will be participating, check this map on the Smithsonian website.
- The NFL is back, which means delicious football highlight reels have also returned. Here’s a Deadspin-captured video, slow-motion video and GIF of a Pittsburgh punt returner hurtling into and over a Cleveland punter. Poor Cleveland.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.