The FADER Weekend Reading List

The Hacker Lawyer, The Hot Felon, and The Case Against Coffee.

June 10, 2016
The FADER Weekend Reading List
Meet The Maserati-Driving Deadhead Lawyer Who Stands Between Hackers And Prison

Joseph Bernstein, BuzzFeed


Jay Leiderman is a medical marijuana and criminal defense lawyer from SoCal, who has become the U.S.'s preeminent hacker lawyer. “Most people coming in here are having the worst day of their life. They don’t need some stuffy asshole who is dead inside," he says. This is a must-read profile of the dude's motivations and daily life.

Rae Sremmurd's Best Life

Naomi Zeichner, The FADER

The Brothers Sremm make positive, fun, dance-worthy, The FADER cover-worthy hits. This is why they deserve to be taken as seriously as they've always taken themselves.

Choosing A School For My Daughter In A Segregated City

Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times

A New York mother explains the struggle of making education choices for her daughter in a city where schools continue to be segregated by class and race as a result of a flawed school district system. This piece on the frustrations of city planning fits alongside two others from this week: an essay from Resident Advisor on real estate, gentrification, and nightlife in New York, and a piece from Vox on how and why living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life.

Meet Mitski, An Electric Folk Singer Making Sad Songs For Grown-Ups

Amy Rose Spiegel, The FADER

25-year-old Mitski Miyawaki, who just put out her unpredictable sophomore record Puberty 2, reflects on minimalism, melancholy, and layers of sound. 😍

The Felon Is Hot

Jessica Pressler, The Cut

The man with the steamiest mugshot, Jeremy Meeks, is out of prison. Will he embark on a modeling or acting career?! What is he really like? Horndogs of the world can find out here.

Maybe Just Don't Drink Coffee

Matt Buchanan, Eater

There are lots of things to complain about when it comes to coffee: the price, the quality, the withdrawal headache, the jitters it gives you...So here is the case against coffee, if you're willing to lend an ear to the decaf life.

The FADER Weekend Reading List