Karen O, lead singer of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is due to release her first solo album, Crush Songs, on September 9. This marks her first official LP in five years. (Pitchfork)
A new study, published in Molecular Psychology, revealed that there is a genetic connection between the desire to smoke weed and the development of schizophrenia. Though the scientific explanation is (ahem) hazy, there's an incentive for further investigation. (The Verge)
A Supreme Court ruling today expanded the fourth amendment to further protect our digital privacy. Police can no longer search cellphones without a warrant. (The Guardian)
According to the Anti-Defamation League, Gary Oldman’s apology simply does not satisfy all the people he offended in his interview with Playboy. (Variety)
Come 2015, Barnes & Noble will be split into two entities: NOOK Media and Barnes & Noble Retail. Its goal is to generate more profit of its digital media. However, this might signify the beginning of the end of its physical inventory. (Mashable)
On a lighter and more exciting note: Judy Blume announced she will be releasing her first adult novel since 1998. (Artsbeat)
Despite the plethora of Internet memes Luis Suárez has spawned, FIFA has officially charged him for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup match. (Yahoo!)
And, finally, Eli Wallach, noted character actor and Broadway star, has passed away at the age of 98. (Washington Post)
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