GOOD READS: starting over, remembering and inventing the bar code


Welcome back to the GOOD READS blog. Each week, Inlander staffers share five-ish of our favorite stories in hopes you'll love them too. Use them to speed up your Friday afternoon, or bookmark them for your morning coffee over the weekend. Then let us know what you think. Love 'em? Hate 'em? Read anything great lately?

1. "Free at last…" (Nina Maclaughlin//The Phoenix)

A story of starting over. One of the wrongly-convicted West Memphis Three is building his new life in a place familiar with witch hunts. 

2. "N. Joseph Woodland…" (Margalit Fox//New York Times)

The story of the man who invented the bar code.  

3. "Noah Pozner's Family Remembers and Mourns" (Naomi Zeveloff//Jewish Daily Forward)

Coping with the loss of a child in Newtown.

4. "The Next Seven States To Legalize Pot" (Tim Dickinson//Rolling Stone)

Why Oregon, California and a handful of East Coast states could be next.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT The year in photos. Parts one, two, three.

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