Reading While Eating for Oct. 10: Freedom


Free Jack Welch! The former General Electric CEO has quit his contributor post at Fortune (TIME’s sister publication) and taken up with Dow Jones, after everybodymadefun of him over his jobs numbers conspiracy theory. (Wall Street Journal)

Free (the Rest of) Pussy Riot! A Moscow appeals court has released Yekaterina Samutsevich, one of the three incarcerated members of the feminist punk collective. Two more must serve out their sentences. (The Guardian)

Unskewed: Funny how now that Romney is gaining momentum, anti-polling folks aren’t complaining as much. (BuzzFeed)

Meet the Bravest 14-Year-Old Girl in Afghanistan: Malala Yousufzai spoke out against Taliban attacks on girls’ schools, only to be shot in the head Tuesday on her way home from school. TIME’s Krista Mahr has more. (

Ladies and Gentlemen, Your 2012 National Book Awards Finalists. Find out who made the cut. (

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