The Baffler,  April 3, 2015

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"Homeless Jesus" statue finds a permanent home in Buffalo. / michael_swan
“Homeless Jesus” statue finds a permanent home in Buffalo. / michael_swan

• In yet another report on the federal government’s slipping “innovation score,” Reuters finds that millennials looking for government jobs are more likely to seek out departments they perceive as having a culture of innovation. Luckily, President Obama has a plan to add “idea labs” to some of our duller federal agencies.

• After being rejected by churches in New York and Paris, a controversial statue of “homeless jesus” finds a permanent home in Buffalo, whose recent development is explored by Catherine Tumber in Baffler 27.

• In another effort to map the migration habits of the elusive hipster, Lousiville, KY, is the latest city to map its hippest neighborhoods.

• Bloomberg takes on the rage of stockholders who traded shares on the basis of Tesla’s April Fool’s Day prank announcement that it would release the Model W, a watch after Apple’s own heart.

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