Here’s what we’re reading:
1. Maria Sharapova received a two-year ban for doping
“Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion whose ranking has dropped to 26th because of injuries and her suspension, is the highest profile tennis player to have a positive doping test. For the past 11 years, she was the world’s highest paid female athlete, according to Forbes.”
2. What is the future of TV?
“Which specific TV programs will still matter centuries after the medium itself has been replaced? What TV content will resonate with future generations, even after the technological source of that content has become nonexistent?
3. Inside New York’s grossest art show
“Titled The Back Door, the exhibition opens Wednesday and features films of people vomiting and defecating; a room where lights flicker on and off; a piano that opens and slams shut, as if by the ghost of an angry composer; the incessant ticking of metronomes; and another room filled with white balloons.”
4. Gene editing is scary AF
“The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on Wednesday endorsed research on a technology known as ‘gene drive,’ which gives humans the power for the first time to alter or eliminate entire populations of organisms in the wild — like mosquitoes, mice or plants — through deliberate genetic manipulation.”